School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Nabeel Ahmed

Research Associate


Nabeel Ahmed received his BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University in 2012. He completed his Ph.D. degree from Newcastle University in 2016 in which he designed several Flux switching modulated pole machine topologies to reduce cogging torque in futuristic electric vehicles. Nabeel began his career with Jaguar Land Rover where he worked as a Lead Power Electronics Design Engineer in Electrification Department. He now works as a Research Associate in Newcastle University and specialises in high speed machines, 3D machine topologies and linear motors. Nabeel is presently working on improving braking systems in railway engineering and an Airbus project designing a calorimetric system for accurate efficiency measurements. 

Area of expertise

•       Electrical machine design, linear motors, aerospace and railway engineering  


•       Oct 2012 - Jun 2016: PhD in Electrical Engineering; Machine Design, Newcastle University, UK
•       Sept 2009 - July 2012: BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, UK


•       Fully funded PhD by Hoganas AB, Sweden, 2012 - 2016
•       Best Research Project UK: ICCES Bosch, Braga, Portugal, 2013
•       Best student contribution: IBC Conference, 2011

Previous Positions

•       Since April 2017: Research Associate, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK
•       April 2016 - March 2017: Power Electronics Lead Project Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover, Gaydon, UK   


•       Six Sigma
•       TRIZ
•       IBM Rational DOORS
•       DFMEA
•       Failure Mode Avoidance
•       Automotive Hybridization and Electrification 



•       April 2017 to present: Air Bus and Electric Rail UK
•       April 2016 - March 2017: HV Power Electronics and Subsystems, Hybrid Rotating Machines, Jaguar Land Rover