Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

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Professor Dani Strickland

Professor of Electrical Power Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)1509 635348

Location: MBG.0.J18, Garendon Wing, Holywell Park

Prior to joining Loughborough University in May 2017, Dani worked for six years at Aston University as a lecturer and then senior lecturer. In addition to academic experience, Dani also worked for over 10 years in industry. Dani worked at Rolls Royce, as an Engineer and team leader of the Power and Controls Team at What was Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems Ltd and at Eon as an Engineer.  Dani's early career included a Daphne Jackson Fellowship at Sheffield University and an RA position at Cambridge University post PhD. 

A summary of key positions is shown below

  • 2011- 2017: Aston University, (Lecturer and Senior Lecturer)
  • 2004 - 2010: Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems Ltd, (Engineer and Team Leader)
  • 2002 - 2004: The University of Sheffield (Research Fellow)
  • 1997 - 2001: Power Technology Centre, Powergen (now Eon)

External roles and appointments: 

  • External examiner for UWE (since 2016)
  • Associate editor for the IET Journal Power Electronics
  • General Secretary on the local organising committee for ICRERA international conference in Birmingham in 2016
  • Dani sits on several IET panels which have produced Code of Practices for Low Voltage Direct Current Power Distribution in Buildings and for Energy Storage which will sit alongside the IET wiring Regulations.

Dani is primarily interested in the role of power electronics as it relates to the electricity grid. In particular, she is interested in how the smart grid develops and the technical challenges underlying the security of supply around this. Dani's interests also include the energy storage issues relating to battery systems on the grid including those in electric vehicles and their potential to provide frequency response and voltage support.

Key areas of interest within the research group are in the stability and protection of power systems, energy utilisation and efficiency, power electronic converters and devices, and the operation, modelling and simulation of power electronic systems. Dani prefers hardware to software.

Grants and contracts:

  • 2018 – 2020 KTP with Greenfrog Power: Hybrid energy storage for grid support
  • 2017 – 2018: Western Power Distribution: DEDUCE-Determining Electricity Distribution Usage with Consumer Electronics
  • 2017 – 2018: TSB feasibility study with Encraft, Cenex, Costain, Solihull Council: Net-form
  • 2016 – 2021: EPSRC with Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Southampton, Loughborough, Warwick, Nottingham, Birmingham, Imperial, University College London, Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff, STFC Laboratories: MANIFEST
  • 2016 – 2017: TSB, Innovate UK with NAVARINO Electric Systems, WPD: A Hybrid PV-Battery Unit Optimised for LV Grids Using GaN Transistor
  • 2015 – 2016: TSB feasibility study with Encraft, WPD, EA Technology, e2e:  Optimising of regional clusters of smart local energy systems (ORCSEN)
  • 2015 : UKPN consultancy : Parameter determination for DAR of distribution transformers
  • 2013 – 2015 : EPSRC Equipment Grant with UoSheffield, Southampton University + DECC partners+ Converter technology + Alpha construction : HB2G
  • 2013 – 2014: DECC funded project with ECA, WPD, UoS, G&P, Renault, TML, ABB, Portastor, Altairnano : HB2G
  • 2012 – 2015: LCNF funded project FALCON with WPD, TNEI, Cisco, Logica, Alstom, UoBath : Flexible Approaches for Low Carbon Optimised Networks (FALCON)
  • 2011 – 2014 : EPSRC 1st Grant :Inverter connected battery technology with advanced fault ride through capability
  • 2011 – 2012: TSB battery feasibility study with ECA, WPD, UoSheffield, G&P, Renault, TML: Reuse of second life batteries on the electricity grid
  • 2010 – 2011 : Eon KTP with Central Networks and E.On: Cost benefit analysis of meshed networks at 11kV and LV
  • 2010 – 2012 :Tata KTP with TMETC (Tata) : Optimisation of drive train components

External Collaborators: 


  • Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Southampton, Loughborough, Warwick, Nottingham, Birmingham, Imperial, University College London, Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff


  • Encraft, Cenex, Costain, Wolverhampton Council, Solihull Council, UKPN, NAVARINO Electric Systems, WPD, EA Technology, e2e,ECA, G&P, Renault, TML, ABB, Portastor, Altairnano, Toshiba, Converter Technology

Current teaching includes:
WSA012 Electrical Science A

WSB003 Electrical Science B

WSC003 Renewable Energy Sources

WSP038 - Energy Storage (Masters level)


Selected publications:

  • D Rogers, D Gladwin, D Stone, D Strickland, M Foster, “The Largest Lithium Titanate Battery in Europe (Willenhall Energy Storage System), IET Engineering and Technology Review, 2017


  • M A Varnosfaderani, D Strickland, “Online Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) Estimation of a Solar Panel “, Elsevier, Vacuum 2017


  • X Bai; Y Mavrocostanti; D Strickland; C Harrap; “Distribution network reconfiguration validation with uncertain loads – network configuration determination and application”, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Year: 2016, Volume: 10, Issue: 12, P: 2852 – 2860


  • Mukherjee, N.; Strickland, D.; “Control of Cascaded DC-DC Converter Based Hybrid Battery Energy Storage Systems: Part – I: Stability Issue”, Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume: PP, Issue: 99 ), Dec 2015


  • Mukherjee, N.; Strickland, D.; “Control of Cascaded DC-DC Converter Based Hybrid Battery Energy Storage Systems – Part II: Lyapunov Approach”, Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume: PP, Issue: 99 ), Dec 201


  • Mukherjee, N.; Strickland, D.; “Analysis and Comparative study of Different Converter Modes in Modular Second Life Battery Energy Storage Systems” IEEE Journal of Selected and Emerging Topics in Power Electronics, vol. PP, no. PP., pp 1.1, July 2015


  • Mukherjee, N.; Strickland, D.; "Control of Second Life Hybrid Battery Energy Storage System based on Modular Boost-Multilevel Buck Converter," IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no.02, pp. 1034 – 1046, February 2015.


  • Mukherjee, N.; Strickland, D.; “Adaptive Control of Hybrid Battery Energy Systems under Capacity Fade” Journal of European Power Electronics (EPE) and Drives, vol.25 pp. 04, 2015. (invited paper from European Power Electronics Conference EPE’14-ECCE Europe)


  • Jin Yang, Xuefeng Bai, Dani Strickland, Lee Jenkins, Andrew M. Cross, “Dynamic Network Rating for Low Carbon Distribution Network Operation – a UK Application”, IEEE Trans Smart Grid, Jan 2015, p. 988-998


  • D. Strickland, L. Chittock, D Stone, M Foster, B Price “Estimation of Transportation Battery Second Life for use in Electricity Grid Systems”, IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, 2014