MY BIO

I'm a chartered power systems engineer and academic researcher working on solving the future challenges facing power systems. This requires advanced modelling and analysis techniques but also a detailed understanding of the practical realities and constraints that exist in electrical networks. My background means I can deliver cutting edge solutions for real power systems.

THE OFFICIAL BIO

Dr Robin Preece is a Senior Lecturer in Future Power Systems in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester, where he has been an academic since July 2014. Since then, he has helped to secure over £4 million in funding for the University of Manchester. Dr Preece has published more than 60 international peer-reviewed publications including numerous publications in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and on Power Delivery, the flagship journals of the IEEE Power and Energy Society. He has presented his research at major international conferences hosted by the IET, IEEE, IFAC, and Cigré, and is actively involved in numerous international working groups on the stability of future power systems.

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ACADEMIC CAREER

SENIOR LECTURER IN FUTURE POWER SYSTEMS

The University of Manchester

July 2018 - Present

  • I'm currently supervising 6 PhD students and have supervised 15 MSc students through their research projects (all working on these research topics).

  • I'm working on a number of different research projects at the moment and have already completed a few more (details here).

  • I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses on power systems analysis and dynamic performance and have visited industrial companies to deliver seminars and lectures on these topics as well.

LECTURER IN FUTURE POWER SYSTEMS

The University of Manchester

July 2014 - July 2018

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

The University of Manchester

January 2013 - June 2014

  • I worked on an EPSRC project about quantifying the dynamic stability risks in uncertain mixed AC/DC power networks.

  • I was investigating the effects of modern technologies, large renewable energy resources, and system uncertainties on power system dynamic performance.

PHD

The University of Manchester

September 2009 - December 2013

A Probabilistic Approach to Improving the Stability of Meshed Power Networks with Embedded HVDC Lines

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  • My PhD was funded by EPSRC and National Grid Electricity Transmission.

  • I was researching power system stability analysis, HVDC modelling, controller design, and optimised multi-dimensional sampling.

BENG ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

The University of Manchester

September 2005 - June 2009

  • I graduated as the top student in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

  • I was sponsored by EDF Energy Networks through the IET Power Academy scheme throughout my degree.

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

CONSULTANT (PART-TIME)

Electricity North West, Manchester

February 2012 - June 2014

  • I've completed consultancy projects analysing fault data from across the network and looking into the advanced dynamic control of machines in order to limit fault current.

  • One project acted as a feasibility study which has since led to a successful £6M OfGEM Low Carbon Network Fund project for Electricity North West.

ELECTRICAL DESIGN TECHNICIAN

EDF Energy Networks, Crawley

September 2007 - June 2008

  • I produced technical standards on electrical substation earthing and national guidance on substation flood protection to reduce environmental impacts and electrical system damage.

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.

+44 161 306 2811

Ferranti C14, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

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