The Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing (FEMM) hub invites you to our first conference, to be held at the IET, Birmingham on 13th September 2021.

The day will feature presentations on the recent advances in the design and manufacture of high value electrical machines. Our Grand Challenge leaders will present key areas of research for each of the eight work packages, along with initial findings as well as future research directions.

A technical poster session will also showcase the work of our researchers plus the results from our first round of Feasibility Fund awardees. This informal session will aim to stimulate conversation and identify potential areas of collaboration with delegates.

Our over-arching aim for this initial conference is to build a future network within the UK for cutting edge electrical machine research and we invite you to join us in this venture.

The welcome address will be given by FEMM hub Director, Professor Geraint Jewell. In addition to talks by our Grand Challenge leaders, there will be plenary talks including Professor Duc Pham from the University of Birmingham, who will deliver a presentation on ‘Research into using collaborative robots to disassemble products for remanufacturing’.

The Draft Programme is as follows:

TimeSession details
09.30 – 10.00Arrival and coffee (free to look round posters and displays)
10.00 – 10.15Welcome and Introduction from Prof Geraint Jewell – FEMM Director
10.15 – 11.00Plenary: Research into using collaborative robots to disassemble products for remanufacturing – Prof Duc Pham, University of Birmingham
11.00 – 11.25Coffee Break + demonstrators/display tables
11.25 – 12.20Session 1 (3 talks, 15 mins talk + 10 mins group questions)
An integrated approach for optimised manufacturing – Dr Jill Miscandlon, University of Strathclyde
Modular machines, performance and manufacturing challenges – Dr Glynn Atkinson, Newcastle University
Making sustainability an integral part of the design equation – Dr Jill Miscandlon, University of Strathclyde
12.20 – 13.00Session 2 (2 talks, 15 mins talk + 5 mins group questions)
Manufacturing Challenges Faced When Producing Electrical Machine Coils From Hollow Conductors – Dr Steve Forrest, University of Sheffield
Flexible manufacturing systems for electrical machines – Dr Lloyd Tinkler, AMRC
13.00 – 14.20Lunch + posters PhD, Grand Challenges and Feasibility Studies
14.20 – 15.05Plenary: Challenges and Opportunities of Electrical Machines in Aerospace – Mark Boden, Electrical Machines Engineer, Rolls Royce PLC
15.05 – 15.30Coffee Break + demonstrators/display tables
15.30 – 16.20Session 3 (3 talks, 15 mins talk + 10 mins group questions)
Measurement of build-factors in cobalt iron state cores – Prof. Geraint Jewell, University of Sheffield
Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) based condition monitoring of electrical machines – Prof Jiabin Wang, University of Sheffield
Monitoring and Inspection of Electrical Machine Manufacturing Processes – Prof Ash Tiwari, University of Sheffield
16.20 – 16.30Closing remarks – Geraint Jewell
16.30 – 17.30Additional poster session/networking

Registration is now closed. Please contact if you require any further details.