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Research Group: Electrical Power

Research Group: Electrical Power

Leading the way in electrification, from nanowatts to gigawatts.

We are the UK’s largest academic research group in Electrical Power.

Through our state-of-the-art research laboratory facilities, our activities are highly cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary. We work closely with industry to deliver research that is innovative and relevant.

 We provide effective solutions in three areas of expertise:

  • power electronics, drives and control
  • machines
  • power systems and energy storage

We carry out pioneering fundamental and applied research. We use world-class facilities at four locations:

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Research

Our research vision is to lead the agenda on power-related electrification in the world such as electrical transport, smart grids, and hybrid energy storage including batteries and others. This will be achieved through:

  • Creating a Centre for Electrical Transport
  • Building on the success of the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) by establishing ourselves as the leading research institute in Europe in this area.
  • Leading the Faraday Institute on battery research and other initiatives on electrical power
  • Spearheading our leading role in the APC spoke for electric motors
  • Attracting more industrial research centres within the Group, building on our existing partnerships with Dyson and Höganäs, and further expanding our links with industry nationally and internationally

Teaching

Taught Programmes

From day one, our Electrical and Electronic Engineering Undergraduate Programmes give students a path to become a professional engineer addressing major global challenges.

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering Postgraduate Taught (MSc) Programmes equip students with the advanced skills and expertise to help shape the world. 

Impact

National Centres

We are creating a Centre for Electrical Transport, placing ourselves at the heart of the Stephenson Centre.

We are building on the success of the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI). We are establishing ourselves as the leading research institute in Europe.

We are leading the Faraday Institution on battery research and other initiatives on electrical power.

The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) is instrumental in placing the UK as a centre of excellence. The prestigious Spokes Network is part of the APC and supports the automotive industry. We are spearheading the APC Spoke for Electric Machines.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Electric Propulsion

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Electric Propulsion is a collaboration between two of the UK's largest and most forward-thinking research groups in electric propulsion: the Electrical Power Research Group at Newcastle University and the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group at University of Nottingham. 

The CDT will train a new generation of power electronics and electric drives specialists and leaders to meet the future demands of society and industry for clean, electric propulsion systems. Both groups are supported by over 30 industrial and network partners to deliver unprecedented high-quality research and comprehensive training.

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Key Industries

We are attracting more industrial research centres within the Group. We are building on our existing partnerships with Dyson and Höganäs. We are further expanding our links with industry, locally, nationally and internationally.

Join us

For more information about the group, please contact electrical power group coordinators Sarah Urquhart sarah.urquhart@ncl.ac.uk and Faye Harland faye.harland@ncl.ac.uk

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    Our People

    Dr Vahid Vahidinasab

    Senior Researcher in Power and Energy Systems || IEEE Senior Member || Associate Editor of IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution || Associate Editor of IET Smart Grid || Editor of Springer Book on Active Building Energy Systems