DR ROBIN PREECE
ENGINEERING THE FUTURE
Reader in Future Power Systems
The University of Manchester
KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON
Electricity has transformed the world. Getting electrical power into homes and businesses requires massive and complex infrastructure networks. My research is about understanding how these networks behave and keeping them running.
A BIT ABOUT ME
I’m a power systems engineer working as a Reader (Associate Professor) at The University of Manchester and I have also spent some time working with a number of distribution and transmission system owners and operators. My experience means I understand real-world constraints and design practical solutions.
SOLVING TOMORROW'S PROBLEMS
My research is future focused - looking at complex low-inertia power grids that are volatile, uncertain and full of huge numbers of new disruptive technologies like energy storage. I make sure these systems are stable and secure with advanced modelling and creative solutions.
COMMUNICATING COMPLEX CONCEPTS
I love to write and talk about the work I'm doing. I write for a variety of audiences but mainly for academic journals where you can find all my latest work. I talk to industrial companies to help them understand the changes in their network and have worked with museums and galleries to help a wider audience understand the impact of electricity.
GET IN TOUCH
If you're interested in anything I've worked on already or if you have some exciting new ideas and want to work together, get in touch using the details below.