Professor Janusz Bialek

Janusz Bialek


Turing Fellow

Partner Institution


Janusz Bialek (Fellow IEEE) received his MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Currently, he is Professor of Power and Energy Systems at Newcastle University, UK, and Full Professor at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia – dubbed “Russian MIT” - where he was the founding Director of Center for Energy Systems. Previously he held Full Professor positions at the University of Edinburgh (2003-2009) and Durham University (2009-2014) and visiting positions at Caltech, Hong Kong University and EPFL. He was also Independent Non-Executive Director of KEGOC, Kazakhstan Grid Operating Company (2015-2020). In 2012, Janusz was seconded to the then Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as EPSRC Science Policy Fellow. 

Research interests

Janusz has been Principal Investigator of multi-million collaborative research grants funded by the Research Councils UK and the industry, and a consultant to the UK government, European Commission, and International Energy Agency. His background is in power systems, but his research is interdisciplinary and he collaborates closely with economists, mathematicians, statisticians, physicist and social scientists. His main research interests are in the application of advanced mathematical methods to address techno-economic problems of achieving low-carbon power systems and he has published widely on integration of renewable generation in power systems, smart grids, power system dynamics, preventing electricity blackouts and power markets.