School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Centre for Advanced Electrical Drives

Centre for Advanced Electrical Drives

The Centre for Advanced Electrical Drives within the Electrical Power Research Group has a long history of successful research collaborations with industrial partners.

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Expert advice

Our academics are leading experts in the field of power electronics, drives and machines. This is evidenced by our extensive portfolio of research projects and publications.

We apply innovative thinking to provide business solutions to help our clients build and maintain a competitive edge. This can be either as part of a short-term consultancy project, or a medium to long-term commercial research project.

Professional delivery

Our work is delivered to industry standards and an agreed timescale.


‌Our business partners have access to our world-class facilities.

In addition, we also have a number of private offices, laboratories and meeting rooms where our clients can undertake research within a confidential environment.

The Centre is led by James Widmer, an expert in the design of electrical machines with experience of working in the aerospace industry.

Please contact us for an informal discussion on how we can help your business to grow.