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Networks and Distribution

Networks and Distribution research within the energy initiative is carried out across a number of departments and research groups at the University of Cambridge.

Power Electronics research includes:

  • Nanoscale materials and device design for energy conversion, including graphene for energy harvesting, storage, conversion and delivery.
  • Integrated and discrete semiconductor devices, smart sensors and MEMS integrated circuits for power switching and control, for example to make optimum grid connections for large photovoltaic electric generation systems.


Superconductivity research includes:

  • YBCO-based superconductors for lossless power transmission
  • fault-current limiters and energy-storage applications
  • novel high current device applications of engineering superconductors


Electricity networks including regulation is covered by the Energy Policy Research Group

We collaborate with industrial partners and are also actively involved in increasing both energy awareness and public understanding of the opportunities and challenges in networks and distribution.

Please visit individual faculty profiles to learn more about their research in the Networks and Distribution theme. The lead for Networks and Distribution is Professor Gehan Amaratunga.

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