Dr David McMillan

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering


On modelling insights for emerging engineering problems : a case study on the impact of climate uncertainty on the operational performance of offshore wind farms
Dinwoodie Iain, McMillan David, Lazakis Iraklis, Dalgic Yalcin, Revie Matthew
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability Vol 232, pp. 524-532 (2018)
Availability, operation & maintenance costs of offshore wind turbines with different drive train configurations
Carroll James, McDonald Alasdair, Dinwoodie Iain, McMillan David, Revie Matthew, Lazakis Iraklis
Wind Energy Vol 20, pp. 361-378 (2017)
Development of an O&M tool for short term decision making applied to offshore wind farms
Dawid Rafael, McMillan David, Revie Matthew
WindEurope Summit 2016 (2016)
Time series semi-Markov decision process with variable costs for maintenance planning
Dawid R, McMillan D, Revie M
European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2016, pp. 183 (2016)
Towards improved forecasting for offshore wind turbine O&M transfers
Mills P R, Stephen B, McMillan D, Lazakis I
Renewable Energies Offshore II Renewable Energies Offshore (2016)
Forecasting for day-ahead offshore maintenance scheduling under uncertainty
Browell J, Dinwoodie I, McMillan D
Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability (ESREL) Conference, 2016 European Safety and Reliability Conference 2016, pp. 1-8 (2016)

more publications


  • wind power forecasting
  • distribution system load flow
  • small group tutorials

Research interests


+ Reliability Analysis
+ Decision Analysis
+ Probabilistic Modelling
+ Applied Statistics



+ Wind Energy

+ Asset Management

+ Energy Policy

+ Energy Security


Other areas of Interest

  • Reliability Engineering
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance
  • Wind Turbine Safety Systems
  • Operation and Maintenance Modelling
  • Decision Analysis
  • Probabilistic Modelling


Professional activities

Wind Energy (Journal)
Editorial board member
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Journal)
Editorial board member
Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) (External organisation)
Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE) 2020 (Event)
Editorial board member
Power Available Signal Accuracy
Global Offshore Wind

more professional activities


Datalab / ORACLES-X Stage 2
McMillan, David (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Offshore Access Innovation Placement with EdF Renewables (Teeside) [£5,500]
McMillan, David (Principal Investigator) Gilbert, Ciaran (Researcher)
Offshore Access EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) Innovation Placements
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
SCORE: Satellite Climate Observation for Offshore Renewable Energy Cost Reduction (Supergen ORE Flex R1)
McMillan, David (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
KTP-Miros Scotland
McMillan, David (Principal Investigator) Hart, Edward John (Co-investigator) KOUKOURA, Sofia (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2019 - 15-Jan-2021
TIC LCPE MET-ocean access sensor location study (WIND-09)
McMillan, David (Principal Investigator) Browell, Jethro (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019
Balance of Plant / Offshore Transmission Availability & Reliability Improvement
Warnock, John (Principal Investigator) McMillan, David (Principal Investigator)
Collaboration with OREC and University of Manchester investigating the impact of the current offshore transmission regime on the functional reliability of offshore wind transmission assets. Methods being used draw from engineering and management sciences, such as, Bayesian methodology and quantification of anecdotal evidence.
06-Jan-2019 - 22-Jan-2019

more projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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