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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, Local Control of Microgrids, 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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29/06/23 → 31/10/23
Project: Knowledge Exchange
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., 1 Dec 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. 8, 4, p. 4789-4798 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Higgins, M., Jones, C. E., Pena Alzola, R., Norman, P. & Burt, G., 17 Nov 2022. 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile42 Downloads (Pure)
14 Jun 2023
Activity: Public Engagement and Other Activities › Types of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned
Catherine Jones (Speaker)15 Nov 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk