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Mr Stephen Luke

Mr Stephen Luke

Programme Director (Electrical Power Engineering)

Profile
A chartered electrical and instrumentation / control engineer and higher education lecturer / manager, with broad based experience in the marine, earth resources and energy sectors.

Qualifications & Education
  • The Institute of Energy Diploma in Energy Management with Distinction.
    University of Wales Newport - 2004

  • BA degree majoring in Telecommunications & Applied Mathematics
    The Open University - 1993

  • BSc degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with First Class Honours
    Plymouth Polytechnic -1986

Employment
  • Aston University (School of Engineering & Applied Sciences) 2008 - Programme Director (Electrical Power Engineering)

  • Rolls-Royce Plc (Electrical Systems Group) 2007-2008 - Electrical Engineer

  • Cornwall College (Combined Universities in Cornwall) 2006-2007 - Head of Engineering & Automotive

  • Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Ltd. 2004-2006 - Team Leader - Power & Controls

  • University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines) 1996-2004 - Senior Lecturer in Electrical & Control Engineering

  • Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, Sharjah, UAE 1995-1996 - Training Consultant & Senior Lecturer

  • Camborne School of Mines 1988-1995 - Senior Lecturer in Electrical & Control Engineering

  • Plessey Naval Systems 1986 -1988 - Senior Design & Development Engineer (Major Systems)     

  • British Shipbuilders 1980-1986 - Student Engineer leading to Assistant Electrical Manager

  • South Western Electricity Board 1976-1980 - Craft apprentice

Teaching activity
  • Program Director (Electrical Power Engineering)
  • Lecturing on Electrical Power and Generation Foundation Degrees and B.Eng/M.Eng Mechanical / Electro-Mechanical Engineering programmes
Research interests
Research interests include the interconnection of distributed generation, energy management, sustainable energy strategies for island communities, inverter based grid connection for renewable energy sources, the grid connection of off-shore resources, use of solid oxide fuel cells as uninterruptable power supplies, the integration of renewable energy modalities, novel instrumentation, and the modelling and control of hybrid vehicles.

PhD Supervision
Available to supervise PhD students

Membership of Professional Bodies
C.Eng, MIET, MInstMC, MEI

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research