The CPE Conference Organising Team invites Abstracts from Students (Undergraduate and Post-Graduate) and Post Doctoral Researchers for Poster Presentations which describe the latest advancements in Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives at the CPE Annual Conference 2024.
Should they also apply, up to 6 Abstracts from PhD Students will also be selected to deliver Oral Presentations during the Conference.
Prizes will be awarded to selected Poster and Oral Presentations, sponsored by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Electric Propulsion.
For full details of how to apply by the deadline of 23 February 2024, please see the CPE24 Call for Posters from Student and Post-Doctoral Researchers
The CPE Conference Organising Team invites Abstracts from Early/Mid Career Academics to deliver Oral Presentations which describe the latest advancements in Power Electronics and Drives at the CPE Annual Conference 2024.
Up to four Abstracts will be selected for Oral Presentation during the CPE Conference.
For details of how to apply by the deadline of 13 December 2023, please see the: CPE24 Call for Abstracts from Early/ Mid-Career Researchers for Oral Presentations
We invite you to register for the Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference 2024, which will be held from 8 – 9th July 2024 at the Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 8QH.
The Conference will bring together the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Community to review the latest Research and Development that will impact the Electric Revolution.
The Conference will be run over two days and feature:
- Academic Keynote Presentations from International Speakers
- Industrial Keynote Presentations from Leading PEMD based Organisations
- State of the Art Invited Research Presentations from UK Universities
- Early-Mid Career Researcher Presentations
- Centre for Doctoral Training for Sustainable Electric Propulsion Session including PhD Students
- Exhibitors from the Industrial Design, Manufacturing and Test Community
- Poster session with over 50 posters drawn from the UK research base in PEMD
- Networking BBQ dinner on the evening of Monday 8th July 2024
To register for the conference, and see details of accommodation options, follow this link: Register for CPE Annual Conference 2024.
We aim to keep registration costs as competitive as possible; if you are a student, please note this Call for Posters news item below before registering.
From the 4-5 July 2023, the Centre for Power Electronics (CPE) and IMAPS-UK held the CPE Annual Conference at the Jubilee Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, serving the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) community.
With over 180 people attending over the two days of the in-person event held on CPE’s tenth anniversary, the conference featured state of the art presentations from academic and industrial speakers, 11 Exhibitors, 60 poster presentations from Early Career Researchers and a panel session on the Future Energy Strategy in Preparation for Net Zero in 2050.
See the CPE 2023 Annual Conference Report for further information.
View PDF copies of available presentation slides from the invited speakers
By Liliana de Lillo – Team Leader of the OLOPS Super Star Racers and Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow
The 2023 edition of the Staffordshire Goblin event was held on a wonderful hot day on Wednesday the 14th of June at Curborough Sprint Course. These events, organised by Greenpower, give school children the opportunity to build and race their own electric kit car.
Once again, the PEMC Research Group from the University of Nottingham and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Primary Academy from Bulwell in Nottingham worked hard on their entry to this year’s event: the OLOPS Super Star Racers!
With almost 50 Goblin electric carts participating in the Staffordshire event, OLOPS Super Star Racers did fantastic and look forward to seeing how they ranked amongst the many schools that travelled from different parts of the country to participate once the final results are released.
It is always a great event where all children, aged 9 and 10, join in with such enthusiasm and excitement working as a team at every step, fully committed to make it a memorable day for themselves and the school they are representing. Behind a great group of children, there are always great teachers and we wouldn’t be able to run the “Electric cart project” without their passion, enthusiasm and time.
Thank you to Sarah Fedyszyn and Ellen Flynn from OLOPS whose dedication to this activity is invaluable. We hope to see some of these children in a few years’ time returning as Graduates in Engineering as some of them have already hinted!
Liliana de Lillo – Team Leader of the OLOPS Super Star Racers and Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow
Lee Empringham – Professor of Power Conversion Technology
During British Science Week 2023, Dr Neo Lophitis of the University of Nottingham and the CPE Annual Conference Technical Committee visited the Leicester Greek School on 18 March to support and provide further inspiration for their science activities.
To complement the School’s curriculum, Dr Neo Lophitis discussed the science and technology behind electric vehicles and led students to explore simple electrical circuits. The students then used simple electrical circuit components to build their own battery powered vehicle models. The children’s enthusiasm and excitement for how electric circuits and battery powered vehicles work was evident as they celebrated their achievements!
29th March 2023, 2pm to 4pm GMT on Zoom
This webinar will be delivered by Prof Anthony O’Neill (Newcastle University) and Prof Phil Mawby (University of Warwick).
Further details and speaker biographies are available here: CPE Webinar_29 March 2023
We are grateful to Prof Layi Alatise (University of Warwick/ CPE) who is facilitating the event.
Register in advance
GE HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current), Stafford are offering opportunities for interns to join them from September 2023, for 12 months, as part of students’ year in industry/ industrial placements.
Over the last three years, they have taken 10 interns per year, predominantly across the engineering disciplines but also with opportunities in management. When interns join they are placed within the functional management and allocated work on customer or R&D projects to support the delivery of HVDC systems and products to the market, in addition to following an internal development program to foster their understanding and prepare them for their future careers.
The opportunities can be found through GE’s external jobs site by searching for “Intern”. Links to the 10 roles have also been posted on LinkedIn by Kristoffer Baker, HVDC Engineering Capability Leader.
The Centre for Power Electronics and IMAPS-UK are delighted to announce that the CPE Annual Conference 2023 Event Page is now open for registration for Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors.
The two-day Conference will feature a range of academic and industry presentations, an opportunity for students and postdoctoral researchers to present and develop their research through posters/oral presentations, and to network with speakers, exhibitors and fellow attendees during the day and at an evening BBQ on Tuesday 4 July 2023. A visit to the state-of-the art Lab facilities at the University of Nottingham Power Electronics and Machines Centre (PEMC) will also be organised.
A pre-Conference workshop on Power Electronics Devices and Packaging is also being arranged on Monday 3 July 2023 at the same venue. The event page is now also open for registration
Call for Posters from Students and Postdoctoral Researchers
The CPE Conference Team invites Abstracts from Students (PhD, Masters and Undergraduate) and Postdoctoral Researchers for Poster Presentations which describe the latest advancements in Power Electronics and Drives. Those wishing to present their work at the CPE Annual Conference 2023 should consult this flyer; CPE Call for Posters and submit an abstract of no more than 200 words via this Microsoft Form by the deadline of Friday 24th February 2023.
PhD students interested in also applying to deliver an Oral Presentation at the Conference (which will be for a maximum of 5 minutes followed by time for Questions and Answers) are given an opportunity to indicate so when filling-in the Microsoft Form linked above.
Prizes will be awarded to selected Poster and Oral Presentations at the Conference.
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Riches at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st February 2023, 2pm to 4pm GMT
Professor David Cebon, University of Cambridge
On Microsoft Teams
To register, please email: email@example.com
Abstract: Long-haul road freight is said to be one of the ‘difficult to decarbonise’ sectors of the economy. Heavy vehicles require large amounts of power for long periods of time, making battery electric technologies challenging. There are two main alternatives to battery-electric vehicles: fuel-cell electric vehicles powered by hydrogen and battery electric vehicle technology, with various charging options. The heavy vehicle industry is currently divided over which technology to back with the government spending approx. £200m on demonstration trials to help it decide which way to go. This talk will consider the basic numbers associated with these issues and will show that one option makes sense, while the other doesn’t.
Biography: David Cebon, PhD, FREng, FIMechE is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Cambridge University Engineering Department, where he has been a member of staff since 1985. He leads the Department’s Transport Research Group and the Department’s research theme ‘Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure’. He is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium. Professor Cebon has authored or co-authored many papers on dynamics, safety, manoeuvrability and decarbonisation of heavy vehicles. He has also published widely on road and bridge response and damage as well as asphalt micromechanics.
CPE online talk flyer – Wednesday 1 February 2023 – Professor David Cebon
This online talk has been organised in collaboration with Professor Layi Alatise, University of Warwick