Stephen McArthur, BEng(Hons) PhD CEng FIET FIEEE

Professor

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

Personal Statement

My area of expertise is intelligent system applications in power engineering, 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"

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.

Teaching Interests

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

Expertise & Capabilities

  • 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.
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Impact

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  1. Energy Access in Rural Malawi

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Quality of life and safety, Education, Policy and legislation, Public understanding, information and debate

  2. Improved monitoring of graphite cores supports the safety case for life extension of nuclear power stations

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalQuality of life and safety, Professional practice, training and standards, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment

  3. A Sustainable Energy Future

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce

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Projects

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  1. EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Blatiak, Alicia Joanna

    Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

  2. EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Gill, Gareth

    Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

  3. EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Higgins, Martin

    Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

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