Stuart studied at Loughborough University where he obtained a 1st class degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2001 for his thesis entitled “Design of a high speed switched reluctance machine for automotive turbogenerator applications”. He has worked on a wide range of projects including electromagnetic valve actuators for compression therapy devices in the healthcare sector and he designed and built the first prototype magnetic gear system prior to the formation of Magnomatics Limited. Following a fixed term contract as a lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, he was awarded an EPSRC/Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow which was centered around multi-physics modelling of highly embedded electrical machines for use in gas turbine applications. Stuart has led the development of the electromechanical design of the Company’s wind turbine generator.
David has over ten years experience in research and development in the field of electrical machines. David joined Magnomatics in 2008 from his post as Programme Manager of the Rolls Royce UTC in Advanced Electrical Machines & Drives at the University of Sheffield, where he worked mainly in the aerospace and marine sectors and was recently instrumental in the development and realisation of a prestigious new engine programme. He has a first-rate track record in innovation with approximately 20 publications in academic journals and leading conferences, a number of invited lectures and a number of international patents granted in areas including heat transfer improvements in electrical machines, novel control strategies for switched reluctance machine power converters and novel flux switching machine topologies. He has been involved in European and UK government funded projects and has been principal grant holder and manager of a number of industry funded projects. David obtained his first degree in Electrical Engineering from Sheffield and was awarded a PhD in 2003 for his research on high integrity electrical machines for aerospace.