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Peter Wilson is Professor of Electronics and Systems Engineering in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

He received his BEng from Heriot-Watt University, MBA from Edinburgh Business School and PhD from the University of Southampton, and has industrial experience at Ferranti, GEC-Marconi, Analogy, Inc. prior to taking up his previous academic post of Associate Professor at Southampton in the School of Electronics and Computer Science.

He is a Fellow of the IET, Senior Member of the IEEE, and is currently serving as Executive Vice President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He has been the Technical and General Chair of the IEEE Workshop on Behavioral Modelling and Simulation, and also held numerous leadership positions at conferences including ETS, EBTW and FDL.

He has published more than 150 academic papers, three books and a patent, and has been principal investigator on numerous EPSRC grants. He is the supervior of the Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) formula student electric racing team at Bath, co-supervisor of the Bath Zero Emissions Motorcycle racing team, and leads postgraduate teaching developments in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Research interests

Professor Wilson's current research interests include behavioural modelling and simulation, power electronics system modelling and analysis, autonomous systems and robotics, intelligent systems, neurmorphic computing, renewable energy system design and analysis.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Behavioural Modeling and Simulation
  • Power Electronics System Modeling and Analysis
  • Renewable Energy System Design and Analysis
  • Dynamic Photovoltaic Arrays
  • Autonomous Systems and Marine Platforms
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Novel Analogue Integrated Circuits
  • Silicon Photonics
  • Citizen Science projects
  • Electric Powered Vehicles

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Estrela, P., Metcalfe, B. & Wilson, P.


Project: Research council

(Grant claim onl) KTP with Seamap (uk) Limited

Wilson, P. & Blondel, P.

Innovate UK


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Adeptive Control of the WaveSun WEC using a Romax Electromechanical PTO

Wilson, P.

Wave Energy Scotland


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

WES Controls 1: Mocean

Wilson, P.

Wave Energy Scotland


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output

An Energy Harvester for Low-Frequency Electrical Signals

Wang, X., Wilson, P., Leite, R., Chen, G., Freitas, H., Asadi, K., Smits, E., Katsouras, I. & Rocha, P., 1 Apr 2020, In : Energy Technology. 2000114 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

A multi-criteria, long-term energy planning optimisation model with integrated on-grid and off-grid electrification – The case of Uganda

Trotter, P. A., Cooper, N. J. & Wilson, P. R., 1 Jun 2019, In : Applied Energy. 243, p. 288-312 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Silicon optical modulators for data transmission in different wavelength bands

Thomson, D. J., Li, K., Cao, W., Hagan, D., Liu, S., Meng, F., Nedeljkovic, M., Khokhar, A. Z., Littlejohns, C. G., Zhang, W., Ebert, M., Shakoor, A., Chen, B., Alam, S. U., Wang, J., Chen, X., Mastronardi, L., Banakar, M., Crudgington, L., Gardes, F. Y. & 10 others, Xu Brian Sia, J., Wang, W., Qiao, Z., Li, X., Guo, X., Wang, H., Wilson, P., Mashanovich, G. Z., Knights, A. & Reed, G. T., 19 Sep 2019, 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2019. U. S. A.: IEEE, 8840302. (International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks; vol. 2019-July).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

A compact, low-cost unmanned surface vehicle for shallow inshore applications

Metcalfe, B., Thomas, B., Treloar, A., Rymansaib, Z., Hunter, A. & Wilson, P., 23 Mar 2018, 2017 Intelligent Systems Conference, IntelliSys 2017. IEEE, p. 961-968 8 p. 8324246

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)

Advanced layout techniques for high-speed analogue circuits in 28 nm HKMG CMOS process

Meng, F., Li, K., Thomson, D., Wilson, P. & Reed, G. T., 19 Apr 2018, In : Electronics Letters. 54, 8, p. 486-488 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Optimised Architectures and Implementations for Efficient Neuromorphic Hardware Design

    Author: Graham-Harper-Cater, J., 4 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Metcalfe, B. (Supervisor) & Wilson, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD