School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Padraig Lyons

Visiting Researcher


Dr Lyons joined Newcastle University in July 2013 and is currently a research visitor within the Electrical Power Research Group at the School of Engineering. He previously held the position of Lecturer in Power Systems at the school.

His research is focussed on the challenges and solutions for onshore and offshore electrical networks predicated by the anticipated growth in low and zero carbon technologies such as PV, wind generation, electric vehicles and heat pumps.

He was a senior smart grids researcher at Newcastle and Durham Universities where he lead the network flexibility trial design and analysis for the Customer Led Network Revolution (CLNR) which is the largest UK smart grid project thus far.

He received his B.E. degree in electrical and electronic engineering and an MEng.Sc degree in electrical engineering (range extender hybrid electric vehicles) from University College Cork, Cork, Ireland in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from Durham University, Durham, UK, 2010. His doctoral research was in the area of centralised and distributed control of distributed energy resources, using hardware (laboratory) and software simulation, in future LV networks.

He is currently the Future Networks Senior Specialist at ESB Networks, Ireland and has held a number of other roles across the electrical utility business.

Dr Lyons is a chartered engineer. 



Pádraig is a member of the Electrical Power research group and his profile can be viewed on Google Scholar.