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I am a Chancellor's Fellow (lecturer) within the Institute for Energy and Environment.
My research focusses on the design of resilient, compact electrical power systems design, incorporating the influence of non-electrical power systems (e.g. carbon fibre composite structures).
This includes efficient methodologies for electrical power system architecture design for disruptive technologies, to meet both performance (weight, efficiency) and dynamic functionality requirements.
Design of integrated electrical power and structural systems, and multifunctional (combined electrical, structural and thermal systems), incorporating:
- Component scale electrical and thermal modelling of carbon fibre composites.
- Electrical fault diagnostics, prognostics and health monitoring.
- Interdependent electrical power systems architectures (including grounding topologies) and composite structure design and trades.
My research involves a range of modelling & simulation and laboratory based hardware testing methods.
The main application for my research to date is aerospace, with electrification and lightweight structures two of the key enabling technologies for decarbonisation of aviation. However, my research is also relevant for other compact networks, e.g. Microgrids, marine electrical networks.
I lead the Vertically Integrated Project on Integrated Systems for Decarbonisation of Aviation.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester
Award Date: 1 Jan 2006
- more-electric aircraft
- hybrid electric aircraft
- electrical power systems
- electrical protection
- electrical power system architectures
- power electronics
- turbo-electric distributed propulsion
- carbon fibre reinforced polymer
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1/10/21 → 1/04/25
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
VibLab: Cross-disciplinary advanced Vibration Laboratory (£32K EPSRC Capital Award for ECRs, £11K Faculty of Engineering Strategic Research Funding)
1/01/19 → …
Project: Equipment only
A modelling design framework for integrated electrical power and non-electrical systems design on electrical propulsion aircraftJones, C. E., Millar, K., Fong, K., Peña Alzola, R., Norman, P. & Burt, G., 17 Jun 2022. 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile31 Downloads (Pure)
Sizing of superconducting cables for turbo-electric distributed propulsion aircraft using a particle swarm optimization approachNolan, S., Jones, C. E., Norman, P. J. & Burt, G. M., 23 Apr 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Catherine Jones (Speaker)15 Nov 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Catherine Jones (Participant)22 Aug 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference