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Personal Statement

Connor is employed as a Research Assistant at the University of Strathclyde. He is formerly a member of the Future Power Networks and Smart Grids Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Strathclyde and is currently awaiting his PhD viva examination. Prior to joining the CDT, he obtained a BEng in Mechanical and Power Plant Systems, and an MSc in Electrical Power Engineering with Business.

His research is primarily concerned with the decarbonisation of heat and transport and the impacts on local electricity systems. Connor employs spatial and temporal high-resolution place-based assessment methodologies and frameworks to understand these impacts, contextualising findings for different stakeholders.

Research Interests

Connor has a broad research interest in energy decarbonisation and the electricity system. More specifically this includes but is not limited to:

  • Spatial and temporal modelling of demand for different energy vectors.
  • The role of demand flexibility in distribution network operation and planning.
  • The impacts of socio-technical indicators on demand and network infrastructure to support policymakers in tackling fuel poverty.
  • The use of microgrid technology for enabling resilient local energy communities.
  • The application of digital twins in future power systems.

He maintains that his research outputs are aligned with the dissemination of knowledge and the requirements of key stakeholders involved in the rapidly evolving energy transition. 

Teaching Interests

  • Formerly a Teaching Assistant for EE313-EM301 Optimisation and Statistics.
  • Supervisory support for undergraduate and MSc projects.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Electrical Power Engineering with Business , University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Nov 2018

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Power Plant Systems, Glasgow Caledonian University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2017

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