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Michael Galea

Professor of Electrical Machines and Drives, Faculty of Engineering



Michael Galea received the Ph.D. degree in electrical machines design in 2013 from the University of Nottingham (UoN), Nottingham, U.K. He was appointed as Lecturer in 2014, as Associate Professor in 2018 and as Professor in Electrical Machines and Drives in 2019, all with the University of Nottingham. Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), a Senior Member of the IEEE and sits on the Executive Board of the UK Magnetics Society. Michael also serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and for the IET Electrical Systems in Transportation.

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

Expertise Summary

From a fundamental research perspective, Michael has developed an international reputation for electrical machines and for characterising degradation phenomena in electrical machines. Michael is leading a team in the area of reliability/lifetime and physical integration of future aerospace electrical machines with state of the art lab and equipment. His future plans in terms of research are based around the development of unique, reliability-oriented design methodologies and models that are applied to the design of high-performance electrical machines and systems. Integration and most importantly reliability are the main challenges for the future of such machines in future transport applications. Through this plan, Michael is ensuring that he and the University of Nottingham remain at the front of research activities within the field of transport electrification and 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:

Design, analysis and thermal management of electrical machines and drives Reliability of electrical machines Insulation degradation and lifetime consumption of electrical machines

Cummins Innovation Centre

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Contact: Prof Chris Gerada
Telephone: +44 (0)115 846 6117