CPE Annual Conference 2021 – Report and Resources

Earlier this summer we brought back the Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference, which was successfully held as an online/hybrid event between 13-15 July despite Covid-related challenges.

Over 180 people participated across the three afternoons. The Conference featured state of the art presentations from academic and industrial speakers, oral and poster presentations from Early Career Researchers, exhibitor videos and panel sessions on the recent development in the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) community and opportunities for working in this growing industry. The Conference was organised in partnership with IMAPS-UK and DER.

We would like to thank all speakers and participants. The Centre will continue to organise events to benefit the PEMD community.

Please find below links to the full Conference Report and Conference Presentations.

Link to full Conference Report.
Link to PDF copies of Conference Presentations.

Call for papers – IET PEMD 2022 Conference

The 11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) will be taking place between 11 – 14 April 2022 at Newcastle University, UK. 

PEMD brings together hundreds of power electronics, machines and drives specialists from around the world to share and learn about the latest developments in the technologies and applications of electrical drives, machines and power electronic systems.

Call for Papers deadline: 21 October 2021

CDT in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion

The universities of Nottingham and Newcastle are delivering an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion.

It will train a new generation of power electronics specialists to meet the future demands of society and industry for clean, electric propulsion systems. The CDT will also  benefit from the involvement of more than 20 industrial partners.

Further information on the Sustainable Electric Propulsion CDT

“We aim to create a new school of thinking amongst engineers and scientists, capable of leading the transformation from fossil fuel transport to sustainable and environmentally-friendly electric transport.”

Wireless drone project supported by CPE tests the waters

Researchers from the Imperial College London’s Wireless Power Lab have successfully tested their wirelessly charged drone in a new environment.

In 2016, the team demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a flying drone based on high frequency inductive power transfer. Their latest development is to test the drone’s ability to recharge over the sea.