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Personal Statement

I am currently Professor of High Voltage Engineering at Strathclyde University. I gained a BSc and PhD from the University of Glasgow and also hold a BD degree from the University of Aberdeen. My research interests lie in the areas of high voltage engineering focusing on electrical condition monitoring, insulation diagnostics, HV asset management, data analytics and communication systems. I am also Co-academic lead for the Asset Management theme at Strathclyde's Power Network Demonstration Centre (PNDC). Recently funded research projects have focussed on power transformers, power cables, GIS systems, electrical diagnostic measurements and data analytics. I am also currently serving as Vice President (Technical) of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS).

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Divinity, University of Aberdeen

Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

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Projects 2015 2023

Research Output 2004 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Adaptive power transformer lifetime predictions through machine learning and uncertainty modelling in nuclear power plants

Aizpurua, J. I., McArthur, S. D. J., Stewart, B. G., Lambert, B., Cross, J. G. & Catterson, V. M., 1 Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 66, 6, p. 4726-4737 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Power transformers
Nuclear power plants
Learning systems
Measurement errors

A high voltage capacitor element model

Mackinnon, C. J. & Stewart, B. G., 16 Jun 2019. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Electric potential
Power electronics
Short circuit currents


Harvesting energy from electric fields for powering wireless sensors within air-insulated substations

Author: Zhu, M., 1 Jun 2010

Supervisor: Stewart, B. (Supervisor) & (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis