Research and Technical Showcase Event

On Tuesday 8th March 2022, from 09:30-18:00, the Sustainable Electric Propulsion CDT are hosting a Research and Technical Showcase Event.

The CDT will present its latest research activities at the event, covering topics on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD), and keynote talks will be delivered by Professor Alan Mantooth (Distinguished Professor at University of Arkansas) and Mr Steve Graham, Vice President TES.

As outlined in the full programme linked below, the event will feature various technical presentations, and include a pitching event for promoting new ideas and business models in green PEMD.

The event is a great opportunity to listen to exciting research activities, engage with the CDT, network and to discuss future research directions with industry and stakeholders.

To book a place please visit: CDT SEP research showcase event ( For further information please email

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Webinar series: Impact of High Frequency Switching on Electrical Machines

Date:  April 14, 2021

Please continue to check back in the coming weeks as this event is part of a series.  All information and registration for the three webinars can be found on


Jointly organised by the IET PEMD Technical Network and UK Centre for Power Electronics.


The fast switching speed, higher switching frequency of wide-bandgap (SiC, GaN)  power devices have brought in clear opportunities in achieving high-density, higher-efficiency, higher-frequency and highly-integrated motor drives. However, the high frequency switching can also negatively impact electric machines. For example, high dv/dt and high switching frequency can cause increased level of over-voltage at motor terminals and neutral, insulation and bearing degradation and electro-magnetic interference. Under the high dv/dt of SiC drives, motor terminals will see clear over-voltage with much shorter cables than that under Si IGBT motor drives and the voltage stress will mostly drop on the first several turns of the motor windings.


In this webinar series, the impact of high-frequency switching on electric machines will be investigated in terms of high-frequency modelling, high-speed measurement, insulation partial discharge and reliability analysis together with proposed mitigation solutions and experimental validation. An introduction and update on the Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub will also be provided.


This webinar series is suitable for both industrial and academic audience and will provide insight of the opportunities, challenges and solutions of the adoption of wide-bandgap motor drives, in comparison to existing Si based drive systems.


In Part 1, we’ll be joined by two excellent speakers:


Xibo Yuan, University of Bristol – Opportunities, challenges and potential solutions in fast-switching wide-bandgap (WBG) motor drives


Davide Barater, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy – WBG motor drives with very high voltage gradients: modelling and design solutions.


For more information visit: Impact of High Frequency Switching on Electrical Machines – Part 1 (

Supply Chains for Net Zero – Competition Now Open

 Driving the Electric Revolution Supply Chains for Net Zero competition is now open and KTN want you and your community to get involved in the competition!

Innovate UK are making up to £22 million in funding available with an aim to help UK supply chains and manufacturing capability growth. The competition focuses on power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) to enable future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality or efficiency for sectors including energy, industrial and transport. You can find out more about the competition here.


Engage with…Electrified Automation

Thu 18th Mar 15:00 – 16:00 | Online

Engage with…Electrified Automation – automating e-machine manufacturing to accelerate electrification. Join this webinar to learn about how they are applying their processes in e-machine manufacturing and building a UK PEMD supply chain to support them.

Engage with…Equipmake

Thu 11th Mar 15:00 – 16:00 | Online

Engineering an electric future, Equipmake has more than 20 years’ experience designing, developing, prototyping and manufacturing state-of-the-art electric powertrain solutions for the global automotive, bus, commercial vehicle and aerospace markets.

Centre for Power Electronics Research Showcase 2021

“Recent Advances on Reliability and Gate Driving of WBG Power Electronics”

The Centre for Power Electronics Research Showcase addressed several of the key issues critical to the increased adoption of Wide Bandgap (WBG) Semiconductors within the growing power electronics industry.

This event was supported and organised by IMAPS UK and sponsored by Inseto Ltd.

Programme Literature

Download the Recent Advances on Reliability and Gate Driving of WBG Power Electronics (8 downloads)

Day One Conference Presentations: Monday 11 January 2021


Day Two Conference Presentations: Tuesday 12 January 2021

Day 1 recording: 

Recent Advances on Reliability and Gate Driving of WBG Power Electronics Day 1 – 2 hours 19 mins (You Tube)

Day 2 recording: 

Recent Advances on Reliability and Gate Driving of WBG Power Electronics Day 2 (10 downloads) – 2 hours 24 mins – 164MB

For more information on this event hosted by IMAPs UK please visit: Research Showcase – Recent Advances on Reliability and Gate Driving of WBG Power Electronics – Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 January 2021

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2021 Centre for Power Electronics annual conference

Registration is now open for this years conference.

Please visit IMAPS to register: CPE2021 – Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference: 13-15 July 2021 – iMAPS-UK – UK Chapter of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society

Registration for CPE 2021 Online is open below.

  • Standard Industry and Academic: £100
  • IMAPS-UK and IMAPS Worldwide Member: £80
  • Early Career Researcher (Academic, RA, Post-Doc): £30*
  • Student (Postgraduate and Undergraduate): Free**

* – if any Early Career Researcher has difficulty in paying the registration fee, please e-mail the CPE Office, who will consider reducing/waiving the fees to benefit the PEMD Community.

** – In applying for a free registration, you may be asked to provide evidence of your status and affiliation to a Higher Education Institute/University.

Prices shown are exclusive of VAT.

Download the Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference Flyer (3 downloads) .

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