School of Engineering

Key Industries

Applications

Much of our work is driven by market pull. It generally falls into one of the categories shown here.

Automotive

We have worked with many leading automotive companies and supply chains.

We are heavily involved in the Advanced Propulsion Centre and hold a number of innovate_UK projects. Batteries, drives, traction motors and accessory motors are just some of the areas in which we have a proven track record.

Aerospace

With air traffic increasing and noise / efficiency limits tightening, aerospace is increasingly reliant on electrical, rather than purely mechanical, systems to deliver improved performance.

Through our involvement with companies such as Rolls Royce and Safran power, we are looking at generators and actuators for safety critical and non safety critical applications throughout an aircraft. We have strong track record in fault tolerant design, as well as being involved in pioneering solar plane projects. We also hold a strategic role within the Aerospace Technology Institute.

Renewables

We work in many parts of the renewable electricity generation sector, with expertise in the smart grid, novel generators, grid connection and power flow control.

We work directly with marine device developers, power system operators, turbine manufacturers and infrastructure providers.

Consumer Goods

We work closely with Dyson.

We have worked with a number of companies supplying white goods, industrial actuators and ventilation fans.

We have a long standing collaboration with Dyson, whose Newcastle research office has been based in Newcastle University since 2006 and has a long history of working on advanced motor design and control for Dyson products.

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