Dr Jonathan Shek is a Chancellor’s Fellow in the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh. His research area is in power conversion and control in renewable energy devices, having worked on the number of projects in this area including Off-Grid Hybrid Power Systems, Control of Direct Drive Generators for Wave Energy, and HVDC Transformers for Offshore Renewables.
Dr Shek was PI on EP/M020231/1, a Newton Fund project with China that investigated the Integration of Energy Storage in Wave Energy Arrays for Off-grid and On-grid connection. He is PI on EP/N035593/1, a project on mitigating Torque Pulsations in Tidal Current Turbines and EP/P51147X/1, an Innovate UK project on power conversion for self-starting, active-pitch, vertical-axis wind turbines.
His specialities include:
• Control of linear electrical generators for direct drive wave energy converters
• Power conversion and control for lightweight PM generators for wind turbines
• Fault tolerant control of power take-off systems for marine energy devices