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Dr. Tim Coombs

Research themes


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


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