Brian Stewart


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Personal Statement

I am currently Professor of High Voltage Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 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, HVDC systems, GIS systems, electrical diagnostic measurements, power quality in rail systems and data analytics. My professional affiliations are CEng, MIET and MIEEE. I have previosuly served as an elected AdCom Member of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) and held the position of IEEE DEIS Secretary between 2012-2017. I am currently serving as Vice-President (Technical) of the IEEE DEIS Society and will take up the position of Vice-President (Administration) of the IEEE DEIS Society from January 2020.

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

10 Citations (Scopus)
94 Downloads (Pure)

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) & Finney, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis