"I am an expert in the reliability of components and materials in high voltage energy networks"
Rob Ross is now part-time professor in the DC systems, Energy Conversion & Storage group. He has a background in materials, high voltage and statistics and works in the Supernet NL project on the superconductive cable, which may replace the power pylons in the future.
Rob: "Next to the Supernet NL project I am also involved in experimental research at TU Delft. I work for TenneT, HAN (university of applied sciences in Arnhem and Nijmegen) and TU Delft. I am an expert in the reliability of components and materials in high voltage energy networks. You see, many components in our energy network last 40 to 50 years, that is an entire career, if you look at it in 'human years'. By making good decisions and dealing with the current material wisely, we can save millions of euros. A network must be reliable, save and affordable. This can be achieved with the current technologies and new ones like the superconductive cable."