Electrical Machines and Drives
The Electrical Machines and Drives research group develops and improves power electronics and motor drives.
We are particularly interested in alternative magnetic materials, including:
- soft composites - ideal for high-volume, low-cost applications, such as appliance motors
- amorphous material - useful where efficiency is important, such as in pumps.
Our Electrical Machines and Drives group aims to:
- provide a wider range of electric motor design options, varying in cost and performance
- assist with the development of more efficient machines for electric vehicles, including through novel efficiency-mapping techniques
- reduce or eliminate the need for feedback devices in the motor-control loop to improve performance, reduce system cost and increase reliability.
Our research has had direct industry impact. This includes through, for example:
- constructing various prototype machines using scalable manufacturing techniques, with the potential for commercialisation
- developing a range of sensorless motor-control software, applicable to variable-speed pump applications.
We consult at all stages of machine and drive development—from design, analysis and prototyping, through to testing and implementation.
We have expertise across a wide range of areas. Many of our researchers are available to assist with research project supervision for Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy students.
|Associate Professor Nesimi Ertugrul||Electric machines and drives; Renewable energy/energy storage; Driverless systems|
|Associate Professor Wen Soong||Electric machines and drives; Renewable energy/energy storage|
We collaborate with different organisations, including:
- Glassy Metal Technologies
- Intelligent Electric Motor Solutions
To enquire about consulting services or working with us on a research project, please contact: