The 2016 cohort consists of ten researchers who are currently undertaking their MRes training year. The majority of students have an electrical engineering background with prior industrial experience from within the transmission, distribution and power generation sectors as well as oil and gas.
The 2015 team are in their first year of the PhD research and are hard at work conducting background reading on their chosen subjects with a few looking to attend conferences later this year. This cohort has ten researchers with backgrounds in electrical engineer, civil engineering, computer science and physics. The group consists of students directly from undergraduate degrees all the way to very experienced industry professionals and chartered engineers. Three members of the team have chosen to pursue their PhD at Imperial College in London.
The first cohort of the programme are currently in their second year of the PhD and most are in the process of developing simulation models or conducting laboratory tests to further their research aims. There are eight team members with academic backgrounds in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and physics. The cohort also brings together extensive industrial experience in power engineering, telecommunications and renewable energy development.