Matthew Deakin
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Matthew Deakin

DPhil Candidate, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy

DPhil Candidate, Environmental Change Institute

Dr Matthew Deakin has recently completed his Engineering Science DPhil on “Inverter Reactive Power Control for the Integration of Distributed Generation”,  supervised by Professor Malcolm McCulloch and Professor David Howey of the Energy and Power Group at the University of Oxford. His DPhil wass supported by a Clarendon Scholarship.

His work looked at how the optimal design of distribution networks changes with high penetration of renewables, investigating the use of energy storage to reduce distribution costs.

Matthew’s research interests include the system design of electricity networks for the 21st century benchmarked against the ‘energy trilemma’, including the integration of energy storage, renewable energy, smart- and micro- grids.

Matthew is now based at the School of Engineering at Newcastle University, working with the Supergen Energy Networks Hub.