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Personal Statement

I am a core researcher within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Electrical Power Systems, within the Institute for Energy and Environment.

I am interested in electrical power systems, in particular the interdependent areas of protection and architecture design, including the control and application of power electronics. My current research has focussed on aero-electrical applications, for both more-electric and hybrid propulsion aircraft.  However, solutions and concepts developed through my research are transferable to a range of land-based and marine electrical applications.

Areas of particular interest:

  • Electrical power systems for hybrid electric propulsion for future aircraft: architectures and protection system design.  
  • Impact of structural materials (e.g. composites) on electrical power system design
  • Superconducting power systems.
  • Microgrids (aerospace, land and marine applications)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester


  • more-electric aircraft
  • hybrid electric aircraft
  • microgrids
  • electrical power systems
  • electrical protection
  • electrical power system architectures
  • power electronics
  • turbo-electric distributed propulsion
  • carbon fibre reinforced polymer

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Projects 2012 2019

Research Output 2011 2019

26 Downloads (Pure)

Adaptive V/f-based control for induction machines in distributed electric propulsion systems

Sztykiel, M., Pena-Alzola, R., Jones, C., Norman, P., Galloway, S., Burt, G. & Mukherjee, S., 14 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles and International Transportation Electrification Conference, ESARS-ITEC 2018. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 7 p. 8607373

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
Electric propulsion
Electric potential
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Aircraft propulsion

Activities 2014 2019

Integrating Electrical Power Systems with Composite Materials

Catherine Jones (Speaker)
15 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

AIAA/IEEE Electric aircraft technologies Symposium

Catherine Jones (Participant)
22 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference