Dr Anup Nambiar

Research Assistant



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Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Electrical Power Conversion
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Power Systems


Anup is a sustainability enthusiast specialising in renewable power generation in the electrical power system. His main areas of interest are in the resource-to-wire modelling and control of renewable power converters, distributed generation and smart grids.


Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Electrical Power Systems, The University of Edinburgh, UK, 2012
  • B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita University, India, 2007

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK


  • Tutor and demonstrator on the MSc. Power System and Economics course
  • Demonstrator on the 3rd year electrical machines lab
  • Supervised four MSc dissertations on network integration and control of wave power farms

Research Interests: 

SuperGen UK Centre for Marine Energy Research (UKCMER) (June 2013 - present)

  • Developed the first fully coupled wave-to-wire model of arrays of wave energy devices for network integration and control studies
  • Currently building a fully coupled current-to-wire model of arrays of tidal energy devices

Optimal Design Tools for Ocean Energy Arrays (DTOcean) project (November 2013 – June 2014)

  • Reviewed offshore electrical network components and layouts for farms of marine energy converters
  • Defined the input specifications for marine energy converters for the techno-economic tool
  • Designed the basic software framework for the intra-array network and transmission option optimisation tool

Structural Design of Wave Energy Devices (SDWED) project (June 2012-May 2013) 

  • Developed wave-to-wire model of the Wavestar device for control and network integration studies
  • Optimised device performance by using coordinated resistive and reactive hydrodynamic control 


  • Power systems modelling
  • Renewable energy based distributed generation
  • Wave-to-wire modelling and control of arrays of wave energy converters
  • Current-to-wire modelling and control of arrays of tidal energy converters