Dr Onyema Nduka

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Dr Nduka is a Lecturer in Power Sustainability in the Electronic Engineering Department of Royal Holloway University of London. His research involves developing computational tools for fast-tracking the adoption of low-carbon technologies (e.g. solar photovoltaics, electric vehicles, and energy storage systems) in power distribution networks.

Prior to joining Royal Holloway University of London, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK, where he worked on the Joint UK-India Clean Energy project for almost two years (Oct. 2018 – May 2020). During his time at Imperial College London (both as Postdoc and PhD researcher), he supervised a total of nine (9) masters’ projects in sustainable power systems and co-supervised a PhD candidate, in addition to conducting his independent research.

Between 2016 and 2018, he served as a Power Quality Engineering Consultant for Imperial Consultants (ICON) in the UK Power Networks NIA (Network Innovation Allowance) project on Domestic Energy Storage and Control (DESC). The DESC project won the Energy Storage Award of the British Renewable Energy Award of 2018. Also, in 2016, the research group he worked with won the Imperial College President’s Outstanding Research Team Award. This award celebrates research teams conducting impactful research for industries and the entire society. Between 2013 and 2018, he was a a recipient of the prestigious Nigerian Presidential Scholarship for Innovation and Development.

He has been an invited speaker at five (5) different institutions including in the prestigious 2019 IEEE lecture series, Kharagpur Section, India. He chaired a session in the 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). He also serves as reviewer for different reputable journals including the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (IF: 10.49), Power Systems (IF: 6.8), Power Delivery (IF: 4.42), IEEE Access (IF: 4.1) and IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution (IF: 4.1) etc. He has served and still currently serving as a technical committee member for several IEEE Power and Energy Society sponsored conferences. He is a Registered Electrical Engineer (REng) with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a Senior Member of the IEEE (SMIEEE) and a Member of IET (MIET).

He holds both a PhD in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Control Systems from Imperial College London and a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with majors in Power Systems Engineering Technology) from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

His current research works involve collaborations with the Power Disturbance and Signalling Laboratory of University of Alberta, Canada, Control and Power Group of Imperial College London, UK, Electrical Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, several universities and minigrid developers in Nigeria, and a UK electric utility. He is also a Visiting Researcher to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Imperial College London, UK.

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