Gordon Wilson is a lead innovation engineer at National Grid Electricity Transmission managing projects on transformers, switchgear and alternatives to SF6. Gordon joined National Grid in 1999 after completing a National Grid-sponsored Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Surrey. He has primarily worked on transformers and insulating materials over the last 20 years. Throughout his career, Gordon has been involved in research and development and has sponsored PhD students at Cranfield University, University of Manchester and University of Southampton, where he is a visiting fellow.
Gordon is Secretary for CIGRE Study Committee D1 Materials and Emerging Test Techniques and Advisory Group chair for substations research at EPRI. He has represented the UK in several IEC and CIGRE groups related to oil and transformer ratings. Gordon has co-authored more than 100 journal and conference papers and is an Associate Editor for IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
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