Mr. Mike Bedford
Senior Research Fellow
Mike Bedford joined the University in July 2013 to work on the M-SMARTGRID project which is funded by the European Commission's Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) programme. The project "will develop and implement a radical approach to mine power engineering involving smart grid systems, together with the use of engineered boreholes to provide direct power connections from the surface. The approach will take full advantage of current data transmission systems and wireless networks to ensure effective implementation at minimum cost, while enabling additional features including mining safety and automation." His main research interests are sub-surface communication and the use of instrumentation for improving productivity and safety in mining.