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Christopher Hill

Research Fellow in Electrical Systems for More-Electric and Fully Electric Transportation, Faculty of Engineering

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    Innovation Park
    Triumph Road
    Nottingham
    NG7 2TU
    UK
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Ian Hill is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. His expertise and current research interests include Electromechanical Actuators; Regenerative Power Management; ​Aircraft Starter-Generators; Wing-Ice Protection Systems; Electrical Environmental Control Systems; Engine Energy Transfer; Integrated Power Centre Development; Advanced Fault and Loss Modelling; ​Multi-Level Modelling; Optimal Control; Aircraft Electrical Power System Stability; Aircraft Engine - Power System Interaction and Optimisation; Future Aircraft Engines; Future Aircraft Design and optimisation; Superconducting Networks. He has been involved in several European projects including Actuation 2015 and CleanSky, including AEGART, HEMAS and eNAI. Within Cleansky 2 he is currently leading the MALET and TRADE projects, co-investigator in the ASPIRE, ACHIEVE and ESTEEM projects and co-supervising Research Fellows working on the EMINEO and GAINS projects.

Expertise Summary

PhD:

Optimisation of Distributed Internal Combustion Engine Electrical Power Generation

Postdoctoral Research:

Main research focus is the field of aerospace electrical power systems, which includes:

- Modelling and Simulation of Aircraft Electrical Power Systems

- Future Aircraft Design and optimisation;

- On-Board Energy Management and Optimisation

- Superconducting Networks.

- Aircraft Starter/Generator technologies

Other current research areas include:

Regenerative Power Management; ​Aircraft Starter-Generators; Wing-Ice Protection Systems; Electrical Environmental Control Systems; Engine Energy Transfer; Integrated Power Centre Development; Advanced Fault and Loss Modelling; ​Multi-Level Modelling; Optimal Control; Aircraft Electrical Power System Stability; Aircraft Engine - Power System Interaction and Optimisation; Future Aircraft Engines;

Teaching Summary

Phd Supervision:

Integrated Power Centre Development, Future Aircraft Engines

Future Aircraft Design and Optimisation Advanced Modelling Techniques

Research Summary

Cleansky 2 projects:

Principle-Investigator - MALET (Advanced multi-level modelling and optmisation of Electrical Environmental Control Systems)

Principle-Investigator - TRADE (Turbo electRic Aircraft Design Environment )

Co-Investigator - ASPIRE (Optmial Control),

Co-Investigator - ESTEEM (On-Board Energy Managment),

Co-Investigator - ACHIEVE (Starter-Generator for Helicopters)

Co-supervisor - EMINEO (Aircraft Design and Optimisation, Aircraft Electrical Power System Stability), GAINS (Wing-Ice Protection Systems)

Phd supervision

- Integrated Power Centre Development,

- Future Aircraft Engines,

- Future Aircraft Design and Optimisation,

- Advanced Modelling Techniques

Recent Publications

Past Research

Actuation 2015 (Electromechanical Actuators; Regenerative Power Management; ​Advanced Fault and Loss Modelling; ​Multi-Level Modelling)

HEMAS (Helicopter Electromechanical Actuator)

AEGART (Aircraft Starter-Generator)

eNAI (Electrical Nacelle Anti-Icing Systems)

Future Research

Cleansky 2 projects:

Principle-Investigator - MALET (Advanced multi-level modelling and optmisation of Electrical Environmental Control Systems)

Principle-Investigator - TRADE (Turbo electRic Aircraft Design Environment )

Co-Investigator - ASPIRE (Optmial Control),

Co-Investigator - ESTEEM (On-Board Energy Managment),

Co-Investigator - ACHIEVE (Starter-Generator for Helicopters)

Co-supervisor - EMINEO (Aircraft Design and Optimisation, Aircraft Electrical Power System Stability), GAINS (Wing-Ice Protection Systems)

Phd supervision

- Integrated Power Centre Development,

- Future Aircraft Engines,

- On-Board Energy Management and Optimisation

- Future Aircraft Design and Optimisation,

- Advanced Modelling Techniques

World-class research at the University of Nottingham

University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
+44 (0) 115 951 5151
research@nottingham.ac.uk

Athena Swan Silver Award