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A professor of power electronics at The University of Nottingham has been appointed a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder for his work in power electronic systems and electrical power conversion technologies.Jon Clare is also Head of the Power Electronics, Machines and Control research group in the Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham – one of the largest in its field worldwide. Power electronics is the only technology that provides efficient conditioning and control of electrical energy and is vital for all future low carbon sustainable energy scenarios. Applications span the power range from handheld devices to complete power generation systems. Power electronics affects us all every day – whether we are using a smartphone, driving a car or taking a train or an aeroplane.Wolfson Research Merit Awards are jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation, an independent charity that supports excellence in fields such as science and education; and the Royal Society, the UK’s academy of science. The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering. Recipients are senior academics of outstanding achievement and potential to their sector.
“The Wolfson Research Merit award will allow me to concentrate on my future research at Nottingham with a 5 year+ horizon, building on existing work in areas such as ultra-high power conversion systems and transport technologies as well as launching some exciting new areas of investigation. As Research Group leader – it will enable me to develop early career academics – to ensure sustainability of the Group into 2020 and beyond.”
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