Dr James Carroll


Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal statement

I am a Reader and former Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. I obtained my PhD in Wind Energy Maintenance Modelling and Turbine Reliability from the EPSRC Wind Energy Systems CDT, hosted at the University of Strathclyde. Following my PhD I was awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize to research wind turbine component failure and remaining useful life prediction. I continue to carry out research in both the areas of my PhD and Post Doc, as well as the area of novel wind turbine concept development. 
Before my time at the University of Starthclyde I worked for a wind turbine developer in Germany and a wind turbine manufacturer and operator in both Germany and Denmark. My research is driven and made possible by close links to a number of leading wind turbine developers, manufacturers and operators. 

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Operation and maintenance management for offshore wind farms integrating inventory control and health information
Li Mingxin, Jiang Xiaoli, Carroll James, Negenborn Rudy R
Renewable Energy (2024)
Analysing the cost impact of failure rates for the next generation of offshore wind turbines
Donnelly Orla, Carroll James, Howland Michael
Wind Energy Vol 27, pp. 695-710 (2024)
O&M-aware techno-economic assessment for floating offshore wind farms : a geospatial evaluation off the North Sea and the Iberian Peninsula
Centeno-Telleria Manu, Yue Hong, Carroll James, Aizpurua Jose I, Penalba Markel
Applied Energy Vol 371 (2024)
Operation and maintenance cost comparison between 15 MW direct-drive and medium-speed offshore wind turbines
Donnelly Orla, Anderson Fraser, Carroll James
Wind Energy Science Vol 9, pp. 1345-1362 (2024)
Techno-economic analysis incorporating intelligent operation and maintenance management : a case study of an integrated offshore wind and hydrogen energy system
Li Honglin, Li Mingxin, Carroll James, Zhang Jie
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 2767 (2024)
On the use of secondary rotors for vertical axis wind turbine power take off
Morgan Laurence, Leithead William, Carroll James
Wind Energy Vol 27, pp. 569-582 (2024)

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Research Interests

My research focuses on the wind energy area, both onshore and offshore. I have a particular interest in:

- Wind turbine reliability

- O&M cost modelling

- Wind Turbine cost of energy modelling

- The impact of turbine drive train selection on reliability and cost

- Wind turbine component condition monitoring

- Wind turbine component failure prediction

- Wind turbine component remaining useful life prediction based on data driven machine learning approaches and physical modelling approaches

- SCADA and Vibration data analytics

- Novel wind turbine concept development

Professional Activities

Wind Energy Science Conference 2019
Keynote/plenary speaker

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BLOG-H (using a Battolyser to produce LOw cost Green Hydrogen)
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
Predictive maintenance for offshore wind turbines
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) McMillan, David (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
WindEurope Digitalisation Project
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) Infield, David (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
A hybrid and scalable digital twin for intelligent direct drive powertrain condition monitoring JC (Supergen)
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Offshore Wind Power to Battolyser Economic Research
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator)
26-Jan-2021 - 02-Jan-2022
Reliability analysis, diagnosis and prognosis of direct drive and medium speed generators (New Investigator)
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 29-Jan-2024

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Dr James Carroll
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: j.carroll@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted