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Pat Wheeler

Head of Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group and Professor of Power Electronic Systems, Faculty of Engineering



Prof. Pat Wheeler received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering for his work on Matrix Converters at the University of Bristol, England in 1993. In 1993 he moved to the University of Nottingham and worked as a research assistant in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

In 1996 he became a lecturer in Power Electronic Systems with the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group at the University of Nottingham, UK, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2003, and a Professor in January 2008.

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

Expertise Summary

Power electronics

Teaching Summary


  • Signal Processing and Control Engineering (H62SPC) Level 2
  • Control 1 (H5BCT1) Level 3
  • Power Systems for Automotive, Marine and Aerospace Applications (H64ANA/1) Level 4
  • 3rd Year Group MEng Project

Research Summary

Professor Wheeler is currently researching:

  • power electronics for power conversion
  • matrix converters
  • multi-level converters/multi-cellular converters for high power/voltage applications in the Electrical gridy
  • power converters for power system applications
  • technologies for the More Electric Aircraft

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:

Power Electronics, Power Converters, Transportation Electrification, All/More Electric Aircraft, Power Converters for Power System applications, Electric Aircraft Propulsion, Matrix Converters, Multi-level/Modular Power Converters, Use of SiC/GaN Power Semiconductors, AC Motor Drives, Management of Li based Batteries, Electric cars/bikes.

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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