The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester (UM) is one of the top global research universities- 38th globally and 5th in the UK. Two UM academics were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010, which takes to four Nobel Laureates currently working at the University. Within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the UM, the Electrical Energy and Power Systems Group comprises 14 full time academics, 34 post-doctoral researchers and more than 80 PhD students. Its current research portfolio is £11.5 million with support from UK EPSRC, the European Commission, the UK Government, and leading national and international industrial companies.
The UM will review the SEAF platform and financial valuations. It will also be responsible for the developing frameworks that will provide future proofing to incorporate relevant additional services under certain conditions.
Dr. Pierluigi Mancarella is a Reader in Future Energy Networks and part of the Electrical Energy and Power Systems group at the UM.
He has held research positions at NTNU (2004), Politecnico di Torini (2006-2007) and Imperial College London (2008-2011), and joined the UM as a Lecturer in 2011. He is also a visiting Professor at Ecole Centrale de Lille, France, and at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.