Promoting awareness of electronics in primary school education – Opportunity

The Centre for Power Electronics and IMAPS-UK are collaborating to promote electronics in early-stage education. Following the Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference in 2021, the organising team is dedicating some funds to the procurement of Hot Wires – Plug and Play Electronics Sets (John Adams) for distribution to primary schools (suitable for Ages 8+), in order to raise awareness of electronics and highlight the benefits of children engaging with a wide range of experiments involving the building of functioning electronics. The Hot Wires – Plug and Play Electronics Sets will also be supplied with rechargeable batteries and a solar powered charger.

If you are involved in STEM activities in primary schools and are interested in applying for one of these sets, please email the IMAPS-UK Office ( with details of the intended recipients and a short description of how you plan to actively promote electronics awareness in primary schools. Please send your request by Monday 31st January 2022. You will then be informed of whether you will receive a kit for distribution to your proposed primary school by 28th February 2022.


CPE Annual Conference 2022 – Call for Abstracts from Early/ Mid Career Academics

We are making arrangements for the 2022 Centre for Power Electronics Annual conference, which we are organising as an in-person event at the University of Warwick from the 5-6 July 2022.

We are dedicating several plenary talks to early/mid-career academics (e.g. Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor) at the Conference to help highlight their work among the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Community.

If you are an early/mid-career academic interested in giving a plenary talk (around 25 minutes) at the Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference 2022, please send a 150 word biography and 200 word abstract and title to by 15th December 2021. For further details, please see the Call for Abstracts (PDF).

During the 2022 conference, there will be opportunities for networking, research consortium building activities and a research showcase. We shall also announce a Call for Posters in January 2022 and will keep you updated, both through updates on this website and via our mailing list (sign-up details available at the bottom of this page).

CPE Annual Conference 2022 – Initial Announcement

We are delighted to announce that the next CPE Annual Conference will take place from the 5-6 July 2022 at the University of Warwick.

This will be an in-person conference, and a great chance to engage with state-of-the-art research and colleagues from across the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) community.

Please check back for further information in the coming weeks.

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 21 – 23 June 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.

Post-deadline submissions deadline: 4 April 2022

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.