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Dr. Tim Coombs

Research themes

Photovoltaics:

Magnetic solar cells

Engines and Turbines:

Superconducting motors and generators: e.g. wind turbines, MHD, ship propulsion, traction

Ultra-compact ultra-efficient machines

Energy Storage:

Superconducting magnetic energy storage, energy storage flywheels

Networks and Distribution:

Network protection, fault current limiting devices, analysis of switch gear by observsation of partial discharge

Transmisson, superconducting cables

Transport:

Ship propulsion, trains both levitated and conventional.  Electric and hybrid cars

Energy Efficiency:

Low loss transmission and generation

Lightweight and efficient electrical machines

Departments and Institutes

Department of Engineering:

Research Interests

  • Electrical Machines
  • Electromagnetic Modelling
  • Engineering Applications of Superconductivity
  • MEMS
  • Super Magnets