Iliana Portugues heads up Electricity Transmission Innovation at National Grid, and joined the team in 2014. Iliana graduated from the University of Bath with a MEng in Electronic and Communications Engineering, where she also obtained sponsorship from National Grid and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for her PhD on developing a system for using antennae.
Iliana then moved to the University of Strathclyde as a research fellow, where in 2007 she spun out the technology into Elimpus Ltd. In 2010, Iliana went to work as a Sensor Laboratory Manager and Senior Project Manager for EPRI, before moving back to the University of Strathclyde in 2012 as Director of the Power Networks Demonstration Centre.
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