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Prof David Infield

Research Professor

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I joined the University in 2007 as Professor in Renewable Energy Technologies.  Together with colleagues, a considerable wind energy research activity has been built up since then. Over the past five years I have been Manager of the Doctoral Training Centre in Wind Energy Systems, delivering four year PhDs with a considerable training element; this has now been extended into the Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems for which I play a leading managerial role.  My teaching is mainly to these Doctoral students although I also supervise Undergraduate and Masters student projects across a range of renewable energy related topics.

My main responsibility outside the University is as Editor in Chief of the IET’s Renewable Power Generation journal.  


Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation of electric vehicle use for network integration studies
Wang Yue, Infield David
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, pp. 1-9, (2018)
Utilisation of alkaline electrolysers in existing distribution networks to increase the amount of integrated wind capacity
Kiaee Mahdi , Infield David, Cruden Andrew
Journal of Energy Storage, (2017)
On the use of high-frequency SCADA data for improved wind turbine performance monitoring
Gonzales E, Stephen B, Infield D, Melero J
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 926, (2017)
Probabilistic real-time thermal rating forecasting for overhead lines by conditionally heteroscedastic auto-regressive models
Fan Fulin, Bell Keith, Infield David
IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery Vol 32, pp. 1881-1890, (2017)
Stability impact on wake development in moderately complex terrain
Infield D, Zorzi G
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, (2017)
Realising transition pathways for a more electric, low carbon energy system in the UK : challenges, insights and opportunities
Chilvers Jason, Foxon Timothy J, Galloway Stuart, Hammond Geoffrey P., Infield David, Leach Matthew, Pearson Peter JG, Strachan Neil, Strbac Goran, Thomson Murray
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, (2017)

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Research interests

My research interests are with electricity generation from renewable energy sources, in particular from wind and to a lesser extent photovoltaics (PV), and the integration of these sources into electricity systems large and small. Associated with this central challenge I take an interest in energy storage technology and application, and increasingly demand side management such as available through controlled charging of electric vehicles.  

Specific areas of research related to wind energy that I am presently active in include:

  • condition monitoring for large offshore turbines;
  • drive train analysis with an emphasis on improving reliability;
  • wind resource spatio-temporal modelling; and
  • power system support services such as frequency support from wind turbines.

Professional activities

IPCC (External organisation)
Offshore Wind Energy
Delft University of Technology (External organisation)
REN21 (External organisation)
WindEurope Summit 2016
European Academy of Wind Energy (External organisation)

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Cotten, Alfred
Leithead, William (Principal Investigator) Infield, David (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2018
Delivery of Sustainable Hydrogen | KIAEE, Mahdi
Infield, David (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2009 - 08-May-2016
UK-China Joint Research Consortium on Sustainable Electric Power Supply | Wu, Lei
Infield, David (Principal Investigator) Leithead, William (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2009 - 10-Sep-2014
Power Networks Research Academy (PNRA) - Epsrc Contribution | Syme, Kirsty
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Infield, David (Co-investigator) Syme, Kirsty (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 14-Sep-2017
Transition Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy | Huang, Sikai
Infield, David (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2008 - 30-Sep-2014
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Barrera Martin, Oswaldo
Leithead, William (Principal Investigator) Infield, David (Co-investigator) Barrera Martin, Oswaldo (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 28-Sep-2017

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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