Mr Lee Jenkins

lee jenkins screenshotTeaching Fellow and Programme Director in Electrical Power Engineering & Gas Transmission Engineering

Phone number: 0121 204 3506
Room number: NW 419 





I joined the department of Engineering and Applied Science in September 2009 from Sterling Power Group as a teaching fellow on the work based Electrical Power Foundation Degree. I became the Programme Director of all three streams of the programme (Transmission, Distribution and Power Systems Management) in 2014. Along with colleagues I have helped to develop a successful programme which meets the needs of UK Transmission and Distribution Network Operators and is accredited by the IET. The programme currently takes students from National Grid, Western Power Distribution and Scottish and Southern Energy.

My industrial and education experience has given me a valuable insight into student and employer perspectives of work based learning programmes.

  • ONC Electrical Engineering, Pontypridd College, 2001
  • HNC Electrical Engineering, UWIC, 2003
  • MSc In Power Distribution Engineering, Newcastle University, 2009
  • Level 3 certificate A1 assessors award, 2009
  • PGCE (Higher Education), University of Wolverhampton, 2011
  • Prince 2 Project Management Foundation Cert, 2012
  • PhD Electrical Power Cables (Ongoing), Aston University
  • 2014 – Date: Programme Director F.deg Electrical Power Engineering, Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University
  • 2006 – 2014: Electrical Power Engineer, Sterling Power Group
  • 2004 – 2006: Electrical Power Engineer, British Power International
  • 2003 – 2004: Maintenance Electrician, North Glamorgan NHS Trust
  • 1999 – 2003: Advanced Modern Apprenticeship, LG Philips Displays

I am presently the Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering (Transmission, Distribution and Power Systems Management). I also teach and contribute to modules associated with the Foundation Degree Engineering and the BEng in Electrical Power Engineering.

Since 2009 I have designed, taught and assessed material on the following Aston University modules:

  • EE1F01 Electricity Industry
  • EE2F01 Power System Operations & Control
  • EE2F02 Protection
  • EE2F03 Overhead Lines & Cables
  • EE2F04 Substations, Transformers & Circuit Breakers
  • EE2F06 Mathematical Methods
  • EE2FG1 Electrical Machines
  • EE2FM2 Regulation & Power System Operation
  • EE2FM3 Characteristics of Power Systems
  • EE2FM4 Protection & Power System Operation

Taught specialist subjects have included but not limited to earthing, insulators, per-unit analysis, symmetrical and asymmetrical faults analysis.

I have acted as module leader, taught and assessed material for the following modules:

  • EE1F03 Energy Transfer & Conversion,
  • EE1F04 Electro-Mechanical Engineering,
  • EE1F05 Electrical & Electronic Principles, and
  • EE2F05 Work Based Project.

Research interests include engineering pedagogies in Higher Education, dynamic asset rating of electrical power equipment and the transition of the UK electrical power network to a smart city networks.

Between 2012 and 2015 I worked closely with other members of my team on the Low Carbon Network funded Project FALCON (Flexible Approaches for Low Carbon Optimised Networks), the industrial partner was Western Power Distribution. In particular I work on the dynamic asset rating of underground power distribution cables.
Project Falcon (Flexible Approaches for Low Carbon Optimised Networks), Project Value £12,400,000

2017 – Present: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

2011 – 2013: Member of the Institute for Learning.

2003 – Present: Eng-Tech member of Institute of Engineering and Technology

L Jenkins, D Strickland, A Cross, S Luke, "Employment Based Projects", 4th Engineering Education Research Network Annual symposium, York, Nov 2016

D Strickland, L Jenkins, A Cross, "Electrical Power Systems Education for Employment", 4th Engineering Education Research Network Annual symposium, York, Nov 2016

J.Yang, B. X. Bai, D. Strickland, L. Jenkins, and A. M. Cross, "Dynamic Network Rating for Low Carbon Distribution Network Operation: A U.K. Application," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 6, pp. 988-998, 2015.

D Strickland, L Jenkins, S Luke, J Andrews ‘Employment based projects for Electrical Power Foundation Degrees’, UPEC 2017: the 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference. Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI), 28-31 August. 

L Jenkins, N Fahmi, J Yang ‘Application of Dynamic Asset Rating on the UK LV and 11 kV Underground Power Distribution Network’, UPEC 2017: the 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference. Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI), 28-31 August.