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Chris Gerada

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Industrial Strategy, Business Engagement and Impact)Professor of Electrical Machines, Royal Accademy of Engineering Chair of Electrical Machines, Faculty of Engineering



Chris Gerada received the Ph.D. degree in numerical modeling of electrical machines from The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K., in 2005. He subsequently worked as a Researcher with The University of Nottingham on high-performance electrical drives and on the design and modeling of electromagnetic actuators for aerospace applications. In 2008, he was appointed as a Lecturer in electrical machines; in 2011, as an Associate Professor; and in 2013, as a Professor at The University of Nottingham. His main research interests include the design and modeling of high-performance electric drives and machines. Prof. Gerada serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS and is the past Chair of the IEEE IES Electrical Machines Committee.

He has secured major industrial, European and UK grants, authored more than 200 papers and has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair to consolidate research in the field.

Chris is a member of the Power Electronics, Machines and Control research group.

Expertise Summary

Aerospace actuation, Electrical machine design and modelling, Variable speed drives.

Research Summary

  • High performance motor drive systems for transport applications.
  • High speed machines
  • Development of new machine drive technology for renewable and distributed generation.
  • High torque density electrical machines.
  • Sensorless Control.
  • Multi - Physics Modelling


Recent Publications

Future Research

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas:

High performance motor drive systems for transport applications, high speed machines, High torque density electrical machines, hybrid and all-electric propulsion systems

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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