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. 


How does the accessibility of floating wind farm sites compare to existing fixed bottom sites?
Rowell David, Jenkins Brian, Carroll James, McMillan David
Energies Vol 15 (2022)
Estimating the major replacement rates in next-generation offshore wind turbines using structured expert elicitation
Jenkins Brian, Belton Ian, Carroll James, McMillan David
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 2362 (2022)
Adaptations of offshore wind operation and maintenance models for floating wind
Saeed Kaiser, McMorland Jade, Collu Maurizio, Coraddu Andrea, Carroll James, McMillan David
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 2362 (2022)
A review of operations and maintenance modelling with considerations for novel wind turbine concepts
McMorland Jade, Flannigan Callum, Carroll James, Collu Maurizio, McMillan David, Leithead William, Coraddu Andrea
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Vol 165 (2022)
Techno-economic analysis of low carbon hydrogen production from offshore wind using battolyser technology
Jenkins Brian, Squires David, Barton John, Strickland Dani, Wijayantha K G U, Carroll James, Wilson Jonathan, Brenton Matthew, Thomson Murray
Energies Vol 15, pp. e5796 (2022)
Operation and maintenance for floating wind turbines : a review
McMorland J, Collu M, McMillan D, Carroll J
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Vol 163 (2022)

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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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Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2021 | Fojcik, Piotr
Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Fojcik, Piotr (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2025
BLOG-H (using a Battolyser to produce LOw cost Green Hydrogen)
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
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
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 - 30-Jan-2023

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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