Hub Investigator Promoted
Congratulations to Dr Glynn Aktinson from Newcastle University who was promoted to Reader in Electrical Machines on 1 August 2020. Glynn is member of the FEMM Hub Executive Team and leads Grand Challenge 1.1: Realising novel machine design freedoms from innovative manufacture.
Glynn is a member of the Electrical Power Research Group within Newcastle University and focuses on industrially led research into electrical machine design and manufacture covering the process from initial design, 3DFE simulation, and design for manufacture. Glynn is also Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research) and Principle investigator for the Höganäs Research Centre at Newcastle, researching the use of soft magnetic composites in electrical machines.
Soft magnetic composites allow the designer to produce electromagnetic components with full three dimensional freedom, opening up the possibility for new machine topologies with improved performance. Using 3D design techniques a variety of machine types are being investigated and prototypes with applications including automotive and domestic appliances.