MA, PhD, CEng, FIET, MInstP
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Research Interests: The electrical technology underpinning the move to a more electric future, especially power electronics and electrical machines. Applications include drive trains for hybrid and full electric vehicles (passenger cars and buses), wireless charging systems, battery energy storage systems (especially at domestic and retail scales) and interventions in the electricity distribution system based on power electronics such as distribution network voltage regulators. Advanced power electronics based on wide bandgap semiconductor (silicon carbide and gallium nitride) devices is a particular research focus. Active work also continues on the generation of renewable power from wind and marine sources, the latter via innovative linear generators. In line with WMG’s philosophy, there is a strong focus on industrial collaboration to ensure that UK industry has access to critical new technologies.
Background: Richard McMahon was a member of the Electrical Engineering Division of the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University, with research interest in renewable generation and more recently automotive electrical systems. In January 2016 he joined WMG with a remit to support the transition of the automotive industry to electric vehicle.
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