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I am currently a lecturer in aerospace electrical systems within the EEE Department. I joined the University in 1998 as a student before going on to complete my BEng and PhD here too. I worked as a post-doctoral researcher until January 2014, when I was appointed as a member of academic staff.
My research is predominantly in the field of aerospace electrical power systems. This involves integrating elements of network design and optimisation, control, protection, modelling and simulation within an application which has very unique and demanding requirements and objectives.
These research interests filter through to my teaching where I lecture on interdisciplinary systems modelling and simulation, equipping undergraduate students with the relevant key skills for both industrial and research careers.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Aerospace electrical systems
- Modelling and simulation
- Power systems protection
- Power systems design and analysis
I am responsible for teaching the 5th year EME course module on advanced engineering systems. This module aims to train students in the modelling and simulation of complex interdisciplinary engineering systems. A key feature of this class is the second semester case study element, which provides the opportunity for students to engage with current topics in a wide variety of engineering fields, enhancing the relevance of their degrees.
I also support a number of other modules and provide supervision for undergraduate and postgraduate individual projects.
My research interests lie in the areas of aircraft electrical and mechanical systems modelling and simulation, network design and analysis, and protection and control. These areas are especially relevant in the development of future aircraft as an ever increasing appreciation of systems-of-systems design and optimisation is required. My recent research activities have been focused across a number of different applications ranging from power electronics based more-electric engine and UAV power distribution systems through to modern civil airliner electrical network concepts. Additionally, relevant knowledge and expertise from shipboard and land based power system design and analysis regularly supports my research into aircraft power systems by utilising the read-across from these domains to apply novel technologies or methods to aerospace applications.
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):
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1/01/20 → 31/12/23
Millar, K., Fong, K., Norman, P. J. & Burt, G. M., 4 Sept 2023, 2023 IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics for Aerospace Applications (PEASA). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution bookOpen AccessFile23 Downloads (Pure)
Zhang, Q., Norman, P. & Burt, G., 30 Jun 2023, In: IET Electrical Systems in Transportation. 13, 2, 13 p., e12076.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile17 Downloads (Pure)
2 Jul 2020
Activity: Examination types › Examination
Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway , Ship Propulsion and road vehicles & international transportation electrification conference7 Nov 2018 → 9 Nov 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of special symposia