Professor Stephen McArthur

Deputy Associate Principal

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

My area of expertise is intelligent system applications in energy, covering condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics, active network management and wider smart grid applications. My research leadership roles include being Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids, which is a partnership between Strathclyde and Imperial College, London. I am also Academic Director of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde. This is delivering a range of solutions for through-life plant management to UK and international industrial partners. As part of this activity I am the Academic Principal Investigator on the EPSRC Prosperity Partnership programme entitled "Delivering Enhanced Through-Life Nuclear Asset Management". 

I lead the UKRI EnergyREV programme. This brings together 22 universities and 32 investigators to deliver novel research and innovation that will accelerate the uptake, value and impact of Smart Local Energy Systems. EnergyREV is a key component of the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) programme. PFER intends to prove investable, scalable local business models using integrated approaches to deliver cleaner, cheaper energy services.

Within the University I am a Deputy Associate Principal for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation with a remit including REF 2021 preparation and EPSRC relationship management. I am also co-Director of the Institute for Energy and Environment and Academic Director of the Low Carbon Power and Energy Programme within the Technology and Innovation Centre. Previously, from August 2011 until June 2014, I was the Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Intelligent systems, with a focus on power and energy applications.
    • Research and development of diagnostic and prognostic decision support systems.
    • Decision support frameworks and architectures, using distributed intelligence methods and platforms.
    • Smart Grid applications.
    • Plant lifetime extension in the civil nuclear industry.

Prizes and awards

Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards: Multi–Party Collaboration Award
Recipient
2016
IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Committee Prize Paper Award.
Recipient
7/2010
IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award
Recipient
7/2008

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Publications

Extracting distribution network fault semantic labels from free text incident tickets
Stephen Bruce, Jiang Xu, McArthur Stephen D J
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2019.2947784
Prognostics & health management methods & tools for transformer condition monitoring in smart grids
Aizpurua Jose Ignacio, Stewart Brian G, McArthur Stephen D J, Garro Unai, Muxika Eñaut, Mendicute Mikel, Catterson V M, Gilbert Ian P, del Rio Luis
IEEE 6th International Advanced Research Workshop on Transformers (ARWtr2019) (2019)
Automated fault analysis and diagnosis using high-frequency and maintenance data from distribution networks
Jiang Xu, Stephen Bruce, McArthur Stephen
IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe 2019 (2019)
Improved explicability for pump diagnostics in nuclear power plants
Young Andrew T, West Graeme M, Brown Blair D, Stephen Bruce, McArthur Stephen DJ
2019 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo (2019)
Towards a hybrid power cable health index for medium voltage power cable condition monitoring
Aizpurua Jose Ignacio, Stewart Brian G, McArthur Stephen D J, Jajware Nitin, Kearns Martin
37th IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (2019)
A generalized model for fuel channel bore estimation in AGR cores
Young Andrew, Berry Craig, West Graeme M, McArthur Stephen DJ
Nuclear Engineering and Design (2019)

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Teaching

My teaching activities cover intelligent systems, distributed intelligence in power systems, smart grids, condition monitoring, and diagnostic systems.

Research interests

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and intelligent system applications in power engineering
  • Engineering application of data science and data analytics
  • Condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics for equipment, plant and power networks
  • Distributed intelligence in electric power systems, active network management and Smart Grids
  • Nuclear power plant monitoring, diagnosis, prediction, and lifetime extension
  • Intelligent system methods: knowledge based systems; model based reasoning; machine learning
  • Multi-Agent Systems and Intelligent Agents: multi-agent methods, models, techniques and architectures for power engineering applications
  • Decision support environments

Professional activities

Keynote Presentation on "Digitilisation in Nuclear - Harnessing Data Science for Enhanced Through Life Management of Nuclear Plants"
Speaker
24/1/2018
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)
Advisor
1/1/2018
Faculty Robotics and Automation Users Group Discussion
Participant
10/10/2017
Low Carbon Networks Fund: what has been achieved to date and what does it mean for future innovation?
Contributor
23/5/2017
Royal Society of Edinburgh (External organisation)
Member
1/3/2017
Scottish Enterprise (External organisation)
Member
6/2014

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Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Fagan, Andrew
West, Graeme (Principal Investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Fagan, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Plus - EnergyREV - Next Wave of Local Energy Systems in a Whole Systems (ISCF)
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Plus - EnergyREV - User influence tools for enabling two-way engagement with smart local energy systems (ISCF)
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Pressure-dependent In-Situ Monitoring of Granular Materials
Florence, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator) Markl, Daniel (Co-investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Nordon, Alison (Co-investigator) Oswald, Iain (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
EPSRC Capital Award: Emphasising Support for Early Career Researchers
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator)
21-Jan-2018 - 20-Jan-2020
Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Core - EnergyREV (ISCF)
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Hannon, Matthew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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