Electrical Energy Management Group

High-performance, mission-optimised electrical machine design synthesis

The Bristol Electrical Energy Management Research Group has around 40 researchers. Our aim is to make the journey from electrical generation to usage more effective. We investigate advanced energy conversion for low-carbon electrical systems that require optimised efficiency, and high power or energy density. We demonstrate practical systems from microwatts to megawatts, with applications ranging from Health, to Vehicles, Renewable Energy, and Aerospace. Our well-equipped laboratories include high-power test cells, state-of-the-art measurement capabilities for advanced power electronics, and rapid manufacturing facilities.

Professor Phil Mellor, Head of Group

Expertise

The Energy Management Group specialises in areas such as multi-physics design, multi-objective optimisation, thermal and loss analyses, new mixed-material structures, novel integrated magnetic components. Ultra high-efficiency applications using superjunction, wide bandgap, and high-voltage devices. Multi-level converters, control and testing. Power electronic systems for sub milliwatt levels, power intermittency, and energy harvesting. Robust minimal sensor control methods, design for fault tolerance. We are a Competence Centre of the European Centre for Power Electronics (ECPE).

Research

The Energy Management Group undertakes research into low carbon electrical systems that are enabled by advanced, compact and highly efficient electrical machines and power electronic conversion. The management of electrical power is the central challenge, with a focus on the systems employed in aircraft, automotive drive systems, renewable energy plant and micro-grids. The group is a core member of the UK Centre for Power Electronics.

Facilities

The Group’s facilities include: joint design and manufacturing of machines, drives, and power electronic converters; high-fidelity AC/AC power conversion equipment for the optimisation of drive efficiency; 200 kVA and 1 MVA dynamic testing and hardware-in-the-loop simulation; a large pool of high-end test equipment; and advanced design and validation software.

News

  • Check here to see if we are advertising positions on jobs.ac.uk.
  • For PhD studentships for home students, please contact a member of the group, and check here for further power electronics studentships.

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  • July 2017
  • EEMG Researchers win 1st prize for their poster. More...
  • May 2017
  • May 2017 - Researchers present 8 papers at IEMDC. More...
  • March 2017
  • Jeremy presents at 32nd IEEE APEC2017. More...
  • More news
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