Professor Stuart Galloway

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I joined the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) at Strathclyde in 1998 as post-doctorial researcher in the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre, joining academic staff as a lecturer in 2006. I am now Professor of Compact Power Systems and presently serving as Vice Dean – Knowledge Exchange, in the Faculty of Engineering, having previously held the position of Deputy Head of the EEE Department. My research covers a broad range of challenges, from novel energy distribution for aircraft which focus on minimising weight and emissions reductions; the electrification of heat and transport related to the net-zero transition; to tacking the technical challenges faced in developing countries with highly distributed and localised generation. In each case my background in mathematical optimisation and fundamental knowledge of power system operation provides a critical component. The work I undertake offers both academic novelty to the research community, informs policy makers and provides strategic benefit to industry. I am the Academic Director of the TIC Low Carbon Power and Energy Partnership that is linking technical expertise from the University of Strathclyde to support innovation and net-zero delivery in the energy sector with industry partners ScottishPower and SSE. Directorate member of ClimateXChange Centre that is connecting climate change researchers with Scottish policy makers. Invited member of the Scottish Government expert panels (advising on delivery of Scottish demonstrator projects). Based on my experience with managing off-grid energy projects in Africa I was appointed as the Chair of the Scotland Malawi Partnership’s Energy Forum and to the strategic advisory board for the EPSRC JUICE (Joint UK-India Clean Energy) Centre that focuses on deployment solutions for energy decarbonisation and the built environment in both countries. Editor-in-Chief for the IET journal in Electrical Systems for Transportation.


Has expertise in:

    • Applied mathematical optimisation
    • Novel electrical systems
    • Electrical demand characterisation
    • Data analytics
    • Social and behavioural aspects of energy


Bridging the affordability between battery supported electric cooking and conventional cooking fuel
Keddar Shafiqa, Strachan Scott, Galloway Stuart
Energies Vol 15 (2022)
Minigrid integration planning (MGIP) for loss reduction and voltage profile improvement beyond energy access in developing countries
Chikumbanje Madalitso, Frame Damien, Galloway Stuart
Energy Strategy Reviews Vol 44 (2022)
Multi-feeder minigrid loading index - a prequalifier to rigorous grid integration planning of minigrids
Chikumbanje Madalitso, Frame Damien, Galloway Stuart
2022 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica 2022 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference (2022)
Flexible management and decarbonisation of rural networks using multi-objective battery control
McGarry Connor, Galloway Stuart, Hunter Lewis
IET Renewable Power Generation Vol 16, pp. 1955-1968 (2022)
A field trial of off-grid SHS interconnection in Rwanda's Northern Province
Soltowski Bartosz, Stewart Fraser, Strachan Scott, Campos-Gaona David, Anaya-Lara Olimpo, Galloway Stuart
Energy for Sustainable Development Vol 66, pp. 69-78 (2022)
A smart eCook battery charging system to maximise electric cooking capacity on a hybrid PV/diesel mini-grid
Keddar Shafiqa, Strachan Scott, Galloway Stuart
Sustainability Vol 14 (2022)

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  • Mathematical experience
  • Applied Optimisation
  • Information from data
  • Programming for research

Research interests

  • Industrial applications
  • Experimental design
  • Human factors in energy
  • Scenario development

Professional activities

BTG Workshop - Net-Zero
Energy Forecasting for Market-led Multi-vector Energy Networks
Access and Waste: The Two Sides of The Low Carbon Coin
Energy Demand Symposium
QFF Quarterly Forecasting Forum, June 2018
IET Electrical Systems in Transportation (Journal)

More professional activities


Global Renewables Centre
Galloway, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Centre of Expertise on Climate Change - Director Role
Galloway, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
Tender response being led by Edinburgh University
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
A toolkit to Evaluate Port side Infrastructure Requirements for Rural Island Communities
Galloway, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Hunter, Lewis (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Digital Dairy Value-Chain for South-West Scotland and Cumbria (Strength in Places Fund)
Michie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Wagner, Beverly (Academic) Wilson, Juliette (Academic) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Bellekens, Xavier (Co-investigator) Galloway, Stuart (Co-investigator) Kelly, Nicolas (Co-investigator) Lengden, Michael (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator) Stewart, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2027
CREDS - Covid Net-Zero Flex
Galloway, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
EnFORMM: Energy FORecasting and analytics for Market-led Multi-vector networks
Browell, Jethro (Principal Investigator) Galloway, Stuart (Co-investigator) Hawker, Graeme (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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