Stuart has worked on a diverse range of projects including electromagnetic valve actuators in the healthcare sector, utility scale wind turbine generators, KERS systems for F1 and magnetic material test equipment. He designed and built the first prototype magnetic gear system prior to the formation of Magnomatics Limited.
Stuart enjoyed a 7 year spell as a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow and lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Following this, he was awarded an EPSRC/Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship; centered around multi-physics modelling of highly embedded electrical machines for use in gas turbine applications.
Stuart currently heads the engineering team at Magnomatics.
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”.
Stuart is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET.
In his free time, Stuart enjoys Thai boxing and is restoring a 1959 VW beetle. Stuart also enjoys track days and holds a National B race licence and competes in circuit endurance races, including the 750mc club enduro championship.