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