power pylon from below, against a blue and pink sky

Our 2014 Cohort


Nathalie Huyghues Beaufond, Researcher, Imperial College, London

Nathalie Huyghues Beaufond

“I am a fearless French qualified teacher in electrical engineering who left her comfort zone few years ago to explore new territories. I am a passionate and “power systems” is one of my preferred subjects of study. My research investigates the resilience of smart transmission and distribution grids. I am particularly interested in mining into utilities datasets in order to find smarter ways of planning and operating the electricity networks. I strongly believe the future power engineers will be some sort of “super soldiers” that will run the most incredible machine that the world have never known.”

James Wylie, Researcher, Imperial College, London

James Wylie

"My research investigates the reliability and availability of Voltage Source Converters for High Voltage and Medium Voltage applications, particularly focusing on the Modular Multi-level Converter. As part of my research validation, I am also building a 15 kW modular converter within the smart energy lab at Imperial."