Prof Luis(Nando) Ochoa


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I am part-time Professor of Smart Grids at The University of Manchester, UK and Electronic Engineering and Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia. From 2007 to 2010 I was a Research Fellow in Energy Systems with the Institute for Energy Systems in the School of Engineering at The University of Edinburgh, UK. I am an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer since 2015 an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. In 2010 I also undertook an industrial secondment with the Edinburgh-based company Psymetrix Ltd. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering gained at UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both gained at UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil). I am the co-author of 160+ research papers (list of publications and Research Gate) in peer-reviewed top-class international journals and conferences and 60+ technical reports. I am also the co-inventor of two patentsone filed by Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE) and one filed by The University of Melbourne.


Interested in Smart Grids? These webinars, IEEE Smart Grid 2018, IEEE PES 2018IEEE Smart Grid 2016IEEE Smart Grid 2015 (Q&A), and IEEE PES 2014, and these newsletters IEEE Smart Grid Apr 2019IEEE Smart Grid Mar 2019IEEE Smart Grid Nov 2018 and IEEE Smart Grid Nov 2015 will give you an idea of our world-class research. Here is also short video showing how the electricity industry is taking the first steps.


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Research Interests

Within the 'big area' of Flexible Low-Carbon Distribution Networks (medium and low voltage) the following are my main research interests:

  • Integration of Distributed Low-Carbon Technologies (wind, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, storage, demand side management)

  • Active Network Management (Smart Grids)

  • Optimisation of Distribution Networks (operation and planning)

  • Future Distribution Network Management Systems

  • Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) Hardware-in-the-Loop Studies


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Most of our publications are fully available on Research Gate.



BEng (UNI, Peru), Research MSc (UNESP Ilha Solteira, Brazil), PhD (UNESP Ilha Solteira, Brazil), SMIEEE

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