Automotive Challenge Network Symposium

Explore the challenges facing the automotive sector in power electronics machines and drives

Automotive Challenge Network Symposium 2018

The EPSRC Automotive Challenge Network will be holding a Symposium on 14 and 15 November 2018 at Austin Court, IET Birmingham.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Neville Jackson, Chair, APC Advisory Group & Auto Council Future R&D. Read Neville’s biography

Professor Phil Blythe, Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems, Newcastle University and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport. Read Phil’s biography

Join us to explore the challenges facing the automotive sector in power electronics machines and drives.

This two day event includes:
◾Six in-depth workshops
◾Plenary sessions
◾Updates on Challenge Network feasibility study projects
◾A networking meal on the evening of the 14 November
◾A small exhibition showcasing the latest research.


Click here for more information and registration.

Workshop themes

  • Wide Band Gap Power Devices for Automotive Applications led by Professor Phil Mawby, University of Warwick.
  • Materials for Electrical Machines led by Professor Allan Walton, University of Birmingham and Dr Philip Anderson, Senior Lecturer, University of Cardiff.
  • Integrated Drives led by Dr Judith Apsley, University of Manchester.
  • Converter in Package/On chip led by Professor Merlyne De Souza, University of Sheffield.
  • Machine Architectures led by Dr Rafal Wrobel, Newcastle University.
  • Thermal management led by Professor Chris Bailey, University of Greenwich.

Come and talk to the APC team at the Automotive Challenge Symposium.