Past research projects

  • Fothergill, J.C. and Smith, G.A.: SERC: Assessing the life expectancy of polymeric power cables (£63,571), 1/7/89-30/6/92
  • Fothergill, J.C.: SERC: Improving the reliability of polymeric power cables by increasing the time before the onset of water treeing (£61,446), 1/6/90-31/5/93
  • Jones, N.B., de Bono, D., and Fothergill, J.C.: SERC: Fibre-optic radiation probe and the study of vascular damage (£55,216) 1/10/90-30/9/93
  • Fothergill, J.C.: EPSRC/DTI(ETSU): Improving the design of discharge electrodes for electrostatic precipitators (£228,571), 1/4/93-31/3/96
  • Jones, N.B. & Fothergill, J.C.: EPSRC: Signal and information processing for monitoring and diagnosis: an application in the human neuromuscular systems (£104,462) 1/10/93-30/9/96
  • Fothergill, J.C. and Beynon, J.H.: National Grid: Use of composite materials for overhead line conductors (£14,186) 1/10/93-31/4/94
  • Fothergill, J.C.: National Grid: Optical Fibre Sensors (£12,500), 1/1/94 - 30/4/94
  • Hill, R.M. and Fothergill, J.C.: EPSRC: Experimental determination of the dynamics of space-charge development in insulators (£268,000 - with King’s College London), - 1/10/94-30/9/97
  • Lefley, P.W. and Fothergill, J.C.: EPSRC: A controllable variable waveform high voltage power supply for electrostatic precipitators (VARIWAVE) (£135,235) 1/9/95-31/8/98
  • Fothergill, J.C.: National Grid:  Optical fibre probes (£1250) Dec. 1995
  • Dissado, L.A. and Fothergill, J.C.: EPSRC: A study of the physical processes controlling the shape of electrical trees (£127,377) 1/5/96-30/4/99
  • Fothergill, J.C. and Hill, R.M.: EPSRC: Experimental determination of space charge dynamics in insulators under high voltage AC excitation (£155,552 – with King’s College London) 1/5/98 – 30/4/00
  • Fothergill, J.C. and Dissado, L.A.: EU (Brite-Euram 3): Ageing and reliability, testing and monitoring of power cables, diagnosis for insulation systems (ARTEMIS), £170,000 1/9/98 - 31/12/01
  • Fothergill, J.C. and Dissado, L.A.: EPSRC: Electrical failure mechanisms in DC power capacitors (£208,213) 1/10/99 – 30/9/02
  • Fothergill, J.C. and Peasgood, W.: EPSRC: Electrical Stimulation Optimisation Using Feedback, (£63,327), 1/7/01 – 30/6/04
  • Fothergill, J.C. and Dissado, L.A.: Nanocomposite Materials for Dielectric Structures, EPSRC: £47,963, Jan – Jul 2002
  • Fothergill, J.C. et al, co-ordinator of the EU Framework 5 grant on “Benefits of HVDC Links in the European Power Electrical System and Improved HVDC Technology (HVDC)”, €1,694,434 = £1.16 million, 1/1/2003 - 30/6/2006
  • Fothergill, J.C. and Dissado, The Development of Nanocomposite Dielectric Structures, A joint proposal under the NSF/EPSRC request for cooperative activities in materials research between US and European investigators, EPSRC contribution £85055 + €30,000 (=£20,500) from Schneider Electric, Jan 2004
  • Fothergill, J. C. "Nanocomposites", Schneider Electric, €30,000, 2005 – 2007
  • Partner in the HEA Informal Mobile Podcasting and Learning Adaptation (IMPALA) project, May 2006/07, £38,835
  • Fothergill, J. C. "Loss Mechanisms in XLPE model cables", Borealis AB Sweden, Research Studentship £34,800 in conjunction with ORS award to support PhD student (Tong LIU)
  • Co-investigator in EU FP7 project, “Modelling of Interface Evolution in Advanced Welding (Mintweld)” Seventh Framework Programme, Theme 4: Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies – (€4.8M) 2009 - 2012
  • Fothergill, J.C. and Dodd, S.J., Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) “to develop the capability of the company to characterise and assess insulating materials and key components for low-loss High Voltage DC (HVDC) electrical transmission” with Alstom Grid UK, £141,608 (Jan 2011 – Dec 2012)

 

 

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