Areas of expertise
- Computing, Simulation & Modelling
- Renewable Energy
Prior to embarking on his PhD in Energy and Power at Cranfield University, Al worked as an electrical tester at Bombardier testing rolling stock cable harnesses and high voltage power cables as well as teaching children programming on weekends at his local libraries in Derby. Before that, he graduated in July 2019 from the University of Leeds with a degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering.
During his final year engineering project titled "Simulation of Communication Technologies in Smart Grids", Al studied the possibilities of smart grid co-simulation and investigated the challenges this topic faces. Having a firm knowledge of smart grids already and a strong interest in what the future of energy could look like, he is excited to delve further into this field, keen to take his previous knowledge with him on his PhD journey.
Al's PhD titled "Smart Energy Infrastructure for Future Power Systems" at the Centre of Energy Systems and Strategy will seek to find solutions to the current challenges faced by conventional power systems that prevent it from becoming more sustainable, efficient and robust. For instance, renewable energy sources integration affecting the stability of the grid.