About Us

Mission

  • To give power systems PhD students in UCD a platform to showcase their work and facilitate collaboration with other PhD students around the world, through organising events such as presentation competitions and industry meetings.
  • To promote electric power engineering in University College Dublin through organising guest speakers, workshops and seminars for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students.
  • To prepare undergraduates for the challenges that lie ahead by running workshops.
  • To run fun electronic & electrical engineering competitions, such as circuit building competitions.

The Team

conor

Conor Murphy is a PhD student at the Electricity Research Centre (ERC) in the School of Electrical, Electronics & Communications Engineering, University College Dublin (UCD), funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) SEES Cluster (SFI/09/SRC/E1780). His research interests focus on reactive power optimisation for high renewable generation systems.

Jonathan Ruddy is a PhD student at the ERC, UCD, funded through the SEES Cluster, supported by Science Foundation Ireland under Grant Number SFI/09/SRC/E1780. His research interests centre on offshore grid design and the integration of offshore wind farms.

Alex Melhorn is a PhD student at the ERC, UCD, funded through the SEES Cluster, supported by Science Foundation Ireland under Grant Number SFI/09/SRC/E1780. His research interests include demand side management, unit commitment and probabilistic load flow.

Killian McKenna is a PhD student at the ERC, UCD, funded through the SEES Cluster, supported by Science Foundation Ireland under Grant Number SFI/09/SRC/E1780. His research interests include demand side management, network impacts, optimal power flow and systems analysis.

Valentin Rigoni is a PhD student at the ERC, UCD. His research interests include Low Carbon Technologies integration, Active Network Management, network impacts, optimal power flow and systems analysis.

PádraigPádraig Daly is a PhD student at the ERC, UCD, funded by the Irish Research Council EMBARK Initiative postgraduate scholarship. His research interests are in power system operations, security and economics.

 

STUDENT PES chapter advisor:

Dr Andrew Keane is an SFI Charles Parsons lecturer in the School of Electrical, Electronics & Communications Engineering, University College Dublin. Dr. Keane is past chair of the IEEE-PES UKRI Chapter.

If you have any questions, or would like to get involved as part of the team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at ucdpes@gmail.com