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Electronic & electrical engineering Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion (PEDEC)

This group’s work involves research, development and experimentation on all aspects of power conversion. This ranges from individual power modules through to specialised hardware/software control platforms. The work, conducted within six broad themes, is supported by state-of-the art simulation/design facilities and three specialist power electronics laboratories.

The group has an excellent track record of technology transfer for power electronic systems including the provision of advanced innovative designs to industry partners. Partners include:

  • BAE (HV pulse generator)
  • Hunslett-Barclay (450kW locomotive traction drive)
  • UKAEA – Culham Research Centre (high current LV power supplies for Tokomak fusion plant)

Core areas of expertise