Feasibility Studies

The feasibility studies funded by the Centre addressed topics that complemented the Centre’s work, and which had the potential to be integrated within its core activities and secure subsequent standard grant funding.

£405k funding was allocated to six projects, each lasting up to 12 months.

  • Patterned magnetic cores (PaMaCore) for efficient power devices, Dr Jonathan Terry, University of Edinburgh
  • Novel under-bump metallisation to enable low cost Pb-free solder interconnects for power electronics, Professor Changqing Liu, Loughborough University
  • Dielectric properties of thin diamond layers, Dr Oliver Williams, Cardiff University
  • Structural and functional integration of power electronics for harsh environments, Dr David Flynn, Heriot- Watt University and Dr Robert Kay, Loughborough University
  • PowerPassives: innovative on-line passive component thermal modelling in drives, Dr Martin Foster, University of Sheffield
  • M+POWER: magnetic field-controlled switching device for power IC technology, Dr Petar Igic, Swansea University

More than £4.5 million has been secured by investigators working on these projects to further develop their research in these areas.