Thomas works as an Associate Professor in the Electrical Power Engineering research group. He is the Director of Programmes in ECS for undergraduate programmes related to electrical and electronic engineering. His main research interests are in high voltage engineering, dielectric materials for renewable energy generation and electrification of transport.
- High Voltage Engineering
- Dielectric Materials and Nanodielectrics
- HV Cable Systems
- Renewable Energy (Wave, Wind, Solar)
- Electrification of Transport
Thomas’ current research revolves around three key areas:
- new materials to enable rapid adoption of sustainable energy, such as wave energy converters (WEC),
- the next generation of fully recyclable high voltage DC cable systems, and
- the electrification of transport, with focus on the rail network.
Most of his research work is funded by industry, such as National Grid, Network Rail and SBM Offshore. He is acting operations director of the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL), which
Current PhD Students
Director of programmes for ELEC degrees (Aerospace Electronics Engineering, Biomedical Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering).
- Part III Individual Project Supervision
- MSc Project Supervision (MSc Energy & Sustainability with EPE)
- Group Design Project supervision
- ELEC2213 Electrical Machines
- ELEC6220 Power System Operation and Economics
- ELEC6221 Power Generation: Technology and Impact on Society
- ELEC6225 High Voltage Insulation Systems
External roles and responsibilities
Thomas Andritsch received the Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Graz University of Technology in 2006 and his Ph.D. degree in the same field from Delft University of Technology in 2010. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton with focus on advanced materials for high voltage applications and plant. He has extensive experience with preparation and testing of polymer-based electrical insulation materials, including nanodielectrics, electroactive polymers and syntactic foams, as well as liquid insulation systems and nanofluids. Thomas is currently the chair of the UK & Ireland IEEE DEIS Chapter and is elected member of the IEEE DEIS Administrative Committee since January 2019. From summer 2022 Thomas is the UK Regular Member of the CIGRE Study Committee D1 – Materials and emerging test techniques.
- Excellent Student Paper Award (2019)
- Best Presentation (2018)
- Best Paper (2018)