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Dr Alistair Reid

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering

Email
ReidA3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 76044
Campuses
Queen's Buildings - South Building, Room Room S/2.46, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Senior Lecturer within Cardiff University's School of Engineering and member of the Advanced High Voltage Engineering Research Group. Founder and manager of the UHF Diagnostics Laboratory which conducts research on UHF partial discharge sensor design, calibration and diagnostics. 

Publication

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Research

Research Interests:

  • High voltage insulation diagnostics
  • On-line monitoring
  • Partial discharge measurement
  • UHF sensors
  • Seismic monitoring
  • Energy harvesting

Research Projects:

  • 2023-26 "Advanced Techniques for UHF Partial Discharge Location in Electrical Substations" (National Grid / ICASE) (£72k)
  • 2023-26 "Condition Assessment of SF6 Alternatives (CASA): Online Monitoring Systems" (SSEN Transmission) (£688k)
  • 2019-21 "Limiting SF6 leakage & full scale valifdation test facility" (National Grid) (£336k)
  • 2016-21 FLEXIS WP16 "Environmentally-Friendly Electrical Power Plant and Insulation" (~£1.5M)

Publications:

  • Please see Google Scholar or ResearchGate for an up-to-date list of my publications

Biography

Qualifications

  • 2007 – PhD, Electronic & Electrical Engineering (University of Strathclyde)
  • 2004 – BEng(Hons), Electrical & Mechanical Engineering - 1st. (University of Strathclyde)

Professional memberships

  • IEEE Senior Member (SMIEEE)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Academic positions

  • 2016-present: Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 2014-16: Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 2013: Visiting Researcher, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • 2011-13: Research Fellow, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 2007-11: Post-Doctoral RA, University of Strathclyde

Committees and reviewing

PhD External Examiner

  • 2022 – Laurie Kirkaldy (Supervisor: Paul Lewin, Southampton University)
  • 2018 – Minan Zhu (Supervisor Dr M. Judd, University of Strathclyde)
  • 2017 – José De Marcos (Supervisor: Dr. Guillermo Muñoz, University of Madrid)

PhD Vivas Chaired

  • 2022 – Jonathan James (Supervisor, Prof. Manu Haddad, Cardiff University)
  • 2016 – Ran Bi (Supervisor: Dr. C. Zhou, Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • 2014 – Chao Long (Supervisor: Dr. D. Hepburn, Glasgow Caledonian University)

Supervisions

My current PhD projects are in the area of high voltage insulation diagnostics, partial discharge measurement, HVDC, UHF sensors, fault location and online monitoring systems.

Please see the University's Postgraduate Study webpages for deatils on how to apply.

Current supervision

Fatimah Alenezi

Fatimah Alenezi

Research student

Kai Zhang

Kai Zhang

Research student

Specialisms

  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Condition Monitoring
  • UHF Sensors
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Partial Discharge