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Chris Gerada

Professor of Electrical Machines, Royal Accademy of Engineering Chair of Electrical Machines, Faculty of Engineering



Chris Gerada obtained his PhD in High Performance Electrical Machines at the University of Nottingham in 2005. After this he was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the university, until 2008 when he secured a Lectureship in Electrical Machines following which he was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and Professor in 2013. His principal research interest lies in electromagnetic energy conversion in electrical machines and drives, focusing mainly on more-electric transport and distributed energy generation. He has secured major industrial, European and UK grants, authored more than 100 papers and has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship to consolidate research in the field. He is an associate editor of the IEEE IAS Journal and executive member of the UK Magnetic Society Management committee. He is also vice chair of the electrical Machines Committee of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

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

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