Power Conversion

Key Facts

8 academics
12 PDRAs
27 PhD students

Funding:

EPSRC: £1.5M
Industry and others: £2.5M

Work with:

Rolls Royce
Prodrive
National Grid
Siemens


The Group focuses on advanced electrical machines and power electronic converters using the latest devices and materials, including superconductors to provide more efficient and effective electrical power conversion and control for transport and renewable energy generation, transmission, and distribution. 

Achievements, underpinned by advances in power converter and superconductor technologies, include demonstrating an efficient and compact silicon carbide converter for electric vehicle power trains, developing a magnesium diboride superconducting fault current limiter, invention of DC circuit-breaking concepts and contributing to the world transmission grid operator trade body position paper on DC transmission.

Head of Group: Prof Andrew Forsyth

MSc in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

This MSc programme has been specially designed to meet the growing demand for electrical engineers who have the knowledge and skills to design modern electrical energy conversion systems, comprising multiple energy sources, power electronic converters and motor drives. 

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