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Isaac Portugal Rosas received a BS in Mechanical and Electrical engineering from the ITESM-CCM (Mexico) in 2004. He then began working in General Electric aircraft engines division. Mainly, his worked involved the numerical modelling of the thermodynamic performance of the engines. In 2008, he received an MSc form the University of Edinburgh in Renewable Energy Systems. He began his PhD studies in 2009 on reliability of electrical generators. His main interests are thermal cycling of the machine windings and their ageing processes. He can be contacted at I.Portugal-Rosas@ed.ac.uk.
Dr. Markus Mueller is Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Energy Systems (IES) at University of Edinburgh. Since arriving at Edinburgh 3 years ago he has built up a group of 8 PhDs and RAs and established machines test facilities in the Institute. His research focuses on the integrated electrical and mechanical design of electrical generators for direct drive systems in renewable energy converters, mainly wind, wave and tidal current. In 2006 he was awarded the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize for work on linear electrical generators for wave energy converters. He has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals and presented at numerous international conferences. The IES is recognised internationally in the fields of marine renewables and power networks and is actively involved in three Supergen consortia – Flexnet, Infrastructure and the Marine Consortia, for the latter of which IES is the PI. Dr. Mueller is a CI of Supergen Marine and work stream leader of a package investigating electrical power take off systems. As well as machines test facilities, IES has a wave tank and a tidal flow tank facility. Through the Joint Research Institute with Heriot Watt University IES has access to another wave tank, and additional electrical test facilities. IES hosts the Future Sources of Energy theme within the UK Energy Research Centre, which includes an activity in marine renewables. Dr. Mueller is responsible for the Marine Renewable Energy Technology Roadmap, which has now been published by UKERC.