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Professor William Holderbaum

w.holderbaum@reading.ac.uk

Dr William HolderbaumProfessor William Holderbaum (IEEE Member) received the M.Sc. degree in automatic control from the University of Reims, Reims, France 1993 and the PhD degree from the University of Lille, Lille, France 1999. He was a research assistant at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK where he implemented robust control systems for unsupported FES standing. His main research interest lies in the theory of control systems and modelling with applications mainly focused on the following topics: Boolean input systems (i.e. power converter), Geometric Control (nonholonomic control systems), Rehabilitation Engineering (Robust Control Design for unsupported Paraplegic Standing), Energy reduction (Smart Grid, Multiple Agent Systems, Fuel Cells, Power Generation and Wireless Power Transfer), Autonomous Vehicle (Motion planning, visualisation control).

Professor Victor Becerra

victor.becerra@port.ac.uk

Professor Victor BecerraProfessor Victor Becerra is currently a Professor of Power Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, where he has been since 2015. He completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela, in 1990. Between 1989 and 1991, he was employed as an Electrical Engineer at C.V.G. Edelca, a focussing in the areas of power systems stability analysis, control systems design, and electromagnetic transient analysis. He completed his PhD in Control Engineering at City University London in 1994, where he was a Research Fellow until 1999. Since 2000, he worked as an academic at the School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, becoming a Professor of Automatic Control in 2012.

His current research interests consider a range of issues related to electrical power systems, as well as the methods and applications of automatic control. These interests include control of power systems, energy storage and its integration to power grids, smart grids, computational optimal control, nonlinear control, state estimation, and autonomous systems. During his career he has received research funding from the EPSRC, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the European Space Agency, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, UK industry, and the EU. He has published over 120 papers and two books. He is the author of PSOPT, an open source C++ software package implementing direct methods for computational optimal control, which has been used internationally in various applications, including for instance the optimisation of spacecraft trajectories and aircraft landing manoeuvres.

Dr Ian Harrison

i.harrison@reading.ac.uk

Dr Ian HarrisonDr Ian Harrison was born in Cheltenham. He received his B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Cybernetics from the School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, UK in 2010. Since graduating he immediately began work as a PhD researcher and successfully obtained his PhD in July 2015. His research interests are focused around biomedical and mechanical engineering as well as sensory augmentation/extension.

Dr Antonio Luque

a.luque@reading.ac.uk

Dr Antonio LuqueDr Antonio Luque received his undergraduate degree on industrial electronics and automatic control engineering at EET in Terrassa, Barcelona on 2007. Then, on 2008-2009, Antonio Luque achieved his first MsC, sustainable engineering for renewable energy systems and the environment at the University of Strathclyde. The master focuses on energy management (renewable and conventional energies and European energy policies). Then, Antonio Luque achieved his second MsC, Electronic and Electrical Engineering department at the Institute for Energy & Environment, 2009-2010. Finally, Antonio Luque is, in process of, finishing his PhD at the Institute for Energy & Environment. The PhD focuses on offshore wind energy, power management, control and transmission for large offshore wind farms (VSC-HVDC).

Mr Stefano Pietrosanti

s.pietrosanti@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Mr Stefano PietrosantiStefano Pietrosanti received the BSc and MSc degrees in Automation Engineering at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Reading working on control strategies for energy storage systems.

Mr Feras Alasali

f.m.m.alasali@student.reading.ac.uk

Mr Feras AlasaliFeras Alasali received the BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical power Engineering at the Al-Yarmouk University . After graduation he worked in Electrical Distribution company as metering and protection engineer and then as mv/HV substation engineer. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Reading working on control strategies for energy storage systems based on load forecasting.

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