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Team - Geraint Jewell

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Professor Jewell is a graduate of Sheffield (BEng 1988; PhD 1992) and has been a member of the academic staff in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in Sheffield since 1994. He held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (2000-2005) and a Royal Society Industry Fellowship at Rolls-Royce (2006-2008). 

He has been Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Advanced Electrical Machines since 2006. Alongside his academic roles within the Department, he served as the Faculty of Engineering’s first Director of Research and Innovation from 2008-2011 and was Head of the Department from 2013-2019.

His research interests cover many aspects of electromechanical devices including electrical machines (permanent magnet, switched reluctance, synchronous reluctance) and linear actuators. Much of this research in recent years has been directed towards aero-engine applications in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. 

This research has included high temperature devices (many around 400°C but with one up to 800°C) and several demonstrator starter-generators for aero-engines. He has supervised some 20 PhD students to completion across a wide range of electromagnetic and electro-mechanical topics.

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