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Researcher Wins Best Paper at SDEMPED 2017

General Chair Elias Strangas (Left) Dr Sam Williamson (Right)

31 August 2017

‌Dr Sam Williamson from the University of Bristol and a member of the Electrical Energy Management Group (EEMG) won best paper at the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED).

The paper, entitled ‘Investigation of Equivalent Stator Winding Thermal Resistance during Insulation System Ageing, looks at how the thermal properties of insulation in electrical machines can alter throughout a machine’s lifetime.  This will be important for the next evolution of electric vehicles, as well as aerospace applications.  Sam said “I am very surprised and pleased to win the award.  Out of 97 papers, 3 including mine were awarded at the conference which shows how novel this research work is and relevant to some of the future challenges in electrical machines.” 

This year, the conference took place in Tinos, Greece between 29 August and 1 September 2017.  This symposium aims to provide a high-level international forum for researchers, professionals, and in general for specialists in diagnostics and monitoring of electrical machines, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and related areas. It is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the latest

developments and to exchange ideas and results.  Topics within the scope of the symposium are Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Tools for Diagnostics, Materials for Electrical Machines, and Predictive Maintenance. 

Sam said “The conference was a great mix of international participants from industry and academia, with a real opportunity to discuss ideas with people at the top of their fields and to form new collaborations.” 

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