Founded in 2013 as part of a response to the BIS Strategy for Power Electronics, the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics brings together the very best research groups in a UK-wide, world-leading, multi-disciplinary, virtual centre.

Our core research activities focus on fundamental power electronics research at low technology readiness level (TRL). The Centre supports a wide range of application areas with a medium to long-term time horizon.

Our ambitious, cross-institution projects build on the core research and seek to exploit the strength and breadth of UK talent. Our programme of funding calls has targeted early career researchers, international exchange visits and feasibility projects with the aim of broadening participation in the Centre’s activities.

Research and Management Team

Professor Xibo Yuan – Director of the Centre for Power Electronics (2020-present) University of Bristol

Dr Joe Gillett – Administrator for the Centre for Power Electronics, University of Bristol

Professor Mark Johnson – Director of the Centre for Power Electronics (2013-2020) and Centre Advisor, University of Nottingham

Professor Olayiwola Alatise – University of Warwick

Professor Chris Bailey – University of Greenwich

Professor Jon Clare – University of Nottingham

Professor Lee Empringham – University of Nottingham

Dr Paul Evans – University of Nottingham

Professor Andrew Forsyth – University of Manchester

Dr Peter Gammon – University of Warwick

Professor Philip Mawby – University of Warwick

Professor Barrie Mecrow – Newcastle University

Professor Phil Mellor – University of Bristol

Professor Paul D Mitcheson – Imperial College London


I am proud of what the Centre has achieved – it has brought together the UK’s best academic talent to deliver transformative and exploitable new technologies that are of long-term strategic value to the UK’s power electronics industry.

Looking ahead, the Centre will continue to support an integrated UK academic community, train the next generation of innovators and technology leaders and support the development and delivery of government policy through its Industrial Strategy.

Professor Mark Johnson