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Chris Gerada

Title:Professor of Electrical Machines

Research   directions:the design and modeling of high-performance electric drives and machines

office phone:0115 8466117


Chris Gerada received the Ph.D. degree in numerical modeling of electrical machines from The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K., in 2005. He subsequently worked as a Researcher with The University of Nottingham on high-performance electrical drives and on the design and modeling of electromagnetic actuators for aerospace applications. In 2008, he was appointed as a Lecturer in electrical machines; in 2011, as an Associate Professor; and in 2013, as a Professor at The University of Nottingham. His main research interests include the design and modeling of high-performance electric drives and machines. Prof. Gerada serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS and is the past Chair of the IEEE IES Electrical Machines Committee.

He has secured major industrial, European and UK grants, authored more than 200 papers and has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair to consolidate research in the field. Chris is a member of the Power Electronics, Machines and Control research group.


Prof. Chris Gerada has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals. A selection of recent publications relevant to the proposal:

[1] G. Valente, L. Papini, A. Formentini, C. Gerada and P. Zanchetta, Radial Force Control of Multisector Permanent-Magnet Machines for Vibration Suppression, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 7, pp. 5395-5405, July 2018.

[2] M. Fabian, D. M. Hind, C. Gerada, T. Sun and K. T. V. Grattan, Comprehensive Monitoring of Electrical Machine Parameters Using an Integrated Fiber Bragg Grating-Based Sensor System, in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 1046-1051, Feb.15, 15 2018.

[3] D. Golovanov, L. Papini, D. Gerada, Z. Xu and C. Gerada, Multi-domain Optimization of High-Power-Density PM Electrical Machines for System Architecture Selection, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 7, pp. 5302-5312, July 2018.

[4] S. Roggia, F. Cupertino, C. Gerada and M. Galea, A Two-Degrees-of-Freedom System for Wheel Traction Applications, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 6, pp. 4483-4491, June 2018.

[5] M. D. Nardo, G. L. Calzo, M. Galea and C. Gerada, Design Optimization of a High Speed Synchronous Reluctance Machine, in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 233-243, Jan.-Feb. 2018.

[6] S. Nuzzo, M. Galea, C. Gerada and N. Brown, Analysis, Modeling, and Design Considerations for the Excitation Systems of Synchronous Generators, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 2996-3007, April 2018.


Prof. Gerada established and is the director of the Cummins Innovation Centre and has also led a number of major research consortiums and centres (GE Aviation UTSP, FIRST-Advance Propulsion Centre, Nottingham Contribution to Actuation2115). He has secured >?20M of research income as PI and has a very strong track record of industrial engagement through industrial projects and consultancies.


Electrical Machines (H63EMA) Level 3