FEMM Hub members from a variety of our partners attended the 11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2022) in Newcastle last week. Held over 4 days, from 21st June to 23rd June 2022, PEMD 2022 is the largest UK conference in power electronics, machines and drives which attracted over 300 delegates from all over the world.

The event opened with a chair’s welcome from Dr Nick Baker (Newcastle University) before a keynote speech from David Wright (Group Chief Engineer and Group Director of Safety, Health and Business Resilience – National Grid) titled “Designing in Resiliency to a Net Zero Electricity Systems”.  FEMM Hub Director, Professor Geraint Jewell, presented in the final session of the day “Roadmaps and Industry Challenges – Collaboration session in association with DER-IC” where he was joined by Jon Regnart (Advanced Propulsion Centre UK), Paul Jarvie (Lead SW & Wales, DER-IC), Prof Jon King (Warwick Manufacturing Group and DER-IC Midlands) and FEMM Hub Scientific Advisory Board Member Professor Peter Tavner (Durham University).

Hub Director Professor Geraint Jewell speaks into a microphone behind a lectern during a presentation at PEMD 2022
Image from Tynesight Media Services.

As a panel member of the Roadmaps and Industry Challenges – Collaboration session, Professor Geraint Jewell answered various questions from the audience on the upcoming challenges of electrical machines.

Professor Geraint Jewell sits behind a table on the stage at PEMD 2022 speaking into a handheld microphone answering a question from the audience. He is jointed by the other 3 members of the panel.
Panel Session at PEMD Conference

The FEMM hub was also represented during the poster sessions. Dr. Alexei Winter and Dr. Lloyd Tinkler (Both AMRC) presented FEMM Hub activities on ‘Remote laser cutting of high Cobalt content electrical steel: preliminary results and microscopy’.

Dr Alexie Winter is standing in a corridor in front of a green poster board discussing his research with two attendees of PEMD 2022 who have their backs to the camera staring intently at the poster.
Dr Alexei Winter discussing his research
Dr Lloyd Tinkler and Dr Alexei Winter pose in front of their poster which is displayed vertically on a green poster board.
Dr Lloyd Tinker and Dr Alexei Winter in front their poster at PEMD Conference

Dr Nabeel Ahmed (Newcastle University) presented “Design, analysis, and comparison of IPM machines with Concentrated and Distributed Winding for a high-performance traction application”.

Dr Nabeel Ahmed stands smiling to the right of his vertical poster holding a cup of coffee.

On Wednesday 22nd of June, Dr. Xiao Chen presented FEMM Hub activities on ‘Impact of compressive mechanical stress from shrink fitting of a casing on the core loss in a Cobalt Iron stator core of a permanent magnet synchronous machine’ in the Electric Machines – Manufacturing Processes, Design and Simulation session chaired by Professor Derek Holliday (Newcastle University).

Dr Xiao Chen presents on stage behind a lectern. Above his head is an image of the first slide of his presentation which displays the title and FEMM hub logo.

If you would like more information about FEMM Hub Activities, please get in touch with L.Okeefe@sheffield.ac.uk.