Energy, Power and Intelligent Control
Engineering a sustainable future: Research within EPIC is primarily focused on addressing challenges relating to manufacturing digitalisation (industry 4.0) and the integration of low carbon technologies into power networks.
We have internationally recognised expertise and domain knowledge in future electrical energy systems, smart grids, power electronics, immersive technologies, MEMS, robotics, autonomous systems, manufacturing informatics, intelligent systems, and control.
- The QUB SPIRE2 team has developed ‘Very Low Frequency (VLF)’ source location software which is implemented for trial in Eirgrid & SONI. This tool has been used to identify the source of oscillations which could impact power system stability and threaten security of energy supply.
- The IP associated with Dr Shakeel’s research on Functionalized metal oxides as a stationary phase and a surface template for micro gas chromatography separation columns (US Patent #10852278) has been recently licensed by a start-up company (Zebra Analytix, VIC Technology Venture Development, LLC) to commercialize a portable and wearable analytical system for detection of volatile organic compounds.
|Autonomous systems and control
|Wireless Communication, IoT
|Smart Grids, Intelligent Infrastructure, Cyber Security
|Sustainable Energy Integration & System Operation
|Digital Energy & Data Analytics
|Microelectronics and MEMS Technology
|M Van Walstijn
|Audio for virtual, augmented and mixed reality
|Systems theory, optimisation and control
|Electrical Power Systems & Energy Conversion
|Power Electronics & Power Conversion
|MEMS, sensor technologies,
|Embedded optimisation and control
|Robotics and control