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EEE, University of Sheffield

Research Fellow in Electrical Machines and Drives, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield

Dr Forrest is an experienced researcher in the field of Electrical Machines and Drives, having spent many years as a post-doctoral research fellow within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Advanced Electrical Machines and the wider department. Historically his research interests have focused on both electrical machine and grid facing power converters, primarily for aerospace applications, including advanced topologies and control methods.

His PhD was concerned with a novel, low energy storage, power converter to control a multi-phase switched reluctance machine in an aerospace application. More recently, Steve’s research interests have focused on failure analysis and fault mitigation methods for coil based faults in permanent magnet machines and thermal management of power dense permanent magnet machines in aerospace applications.

A graduate of Sheffield, Steve initially gained a BSc in physics, before moving to the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and completing an MSc, in order to gain entry to the field of engineering. Following an initial role as a research assistant in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, investigating a control strategy for electromagnetic valve actuation, he went on complete his PhD in 2011 under the Rolls-Royce Technology Centre.