Topic: The Journey to the Electrification of Transportation
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22nd
Speaker: Prof. Pat Wheeler of University of Nottingham
Venue: Room 201, Electric Engineering Building
Abstract: As an electrical engineer the push for the electrification of transportation presents exciting technical challenges, particularly in terms of motor drives, power electronics and electrical energy storage. This presentation will explore the state of the art and identify the roadmaps for future technology requirements in this application area. The presentation will use examples for the ongoing industrially linked research work at the University of Nottingham, including electric superbikes, electric propulsion for aeroplanes and future electric cars.
About the speaker:
Prof Pat Wheeler received his BEng and PhD degree from the University of Bristol, UK in 1990 and 1994 respectively. In 1993 he moved to the University of Nottingham and worked as a research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Since January 2008 he has been a Full Professor. His research interests include Power Conversion for industrial, aerospace and energy applications. He has published over 600 academic publications in leading international conferences and journals.