In particular, Nottingham will install coil-winding equipment and instruments to characterise magnetic materials, using a grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) via the ‘Driving the Electric Revolution’ part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
“We are extremely happy to have been awarded this grant from UKRI,” said Professor Chris Gerada. “The advanced manufacturing equipment will exploit the University’s expertise in power electronics and electrical machines.” Nottingham will work “closely with industrial partners to develop the next generation electronics, machines and drives, helping to deliver the UK net zero commitments”.
The equipment will be installed at Nottingham’s new ‘Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Centre’. “This building has been identified as the ‘Midlands Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre’,” Gerada told Electronics Weekly.
The UK Electrification of Aerospace Propulsion Facility is also based there.
There are four Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres:
North East – Centre for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CESAM), Sunderland
Scotland – University of Strathclyde, at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC)
Midlands – cistributed facilities focussed on Nottingham’s Power Electronics and Machines Centre
South Wales and South West – distributed facilities coordinated by the Compound Semiconductor Application Catapult Innovation Centre in Newport
The website Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres is here.