The 2018 cohort consists of nine researchers who are currently begining their PhD work. The group is represented by researchers from a wide range of backgrounds from Electrical and Electronic Engineering, to Chemistry and even Astrophysics. The research areas are equally broad with interests in power electronics, frequency stability, electricity in developing countries and markets to name but a few.
The 2017 cohort consists of ten researchers who are currently starting the second year of their PhDs, many of them will have finished their background research and will be developing models and experiments to begin testing their theories. They represent a broad spectrum of expertises and interests.
The 2016 cohort consists of ten researchers who are going into the third year of their PhD, most will be finishing models or simulations and starting the process of writing up their theses. 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 the final stages of their PhD research, they are largely finishing models and simulations and moving towards writing up. 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 in the writing up stages of the PhD and most are nearing the end of their studies. 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.