Scientific Advisers

Founder and Managing Director
of Motor Design Limited

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Dave STATON is the founder and Managing Director of Motor Design Limited. He did his PhD in computer aided design of electric motors at Sheffield University in the mid 1980’s. Since then he has worked on motor design and in particular development of motor design software at Thorn EMI, the SPEED Laboratory at Glasgow University and Control Techniques who are part of Emerson Electric. At the SPEED labs he helped to develop the SPEED software which is used to design electric motors by leading electric motor manufacturers worldwide. In 1998 he founded Motor Design Ltd focusing on development of thermal analysis software for electrical machines.

Terence HAZELTerence HAZEL
Senior Electrical Engineer

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Terence HAZEL is Senior Electrical Engineer with SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Canada with a BScEE in 1970. He worked for one year as a power coordination engineer in Perth Australia and for several years in Frankfurt Germany as a consulting engineer for the construction and renovation of industrial power distribution systems. Since 1980 he has worked for SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC (formerly Merlin Gerin) in Grenoble, France in their projects group where he has provided team leadership for many major international projects involving process control and power distribution. His main interests are in power quality and the reliability of electrical distribution systems.
Mr. HAZEL is a Senior Member of IEEE and is Secretary and Technical Chair of the Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Europe ( He has co-authored and presented several papers and tutorials at technical conferences in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Founder and Managing Director
of Advanced Electromagnetics BV

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Johannes PAULIDES is the founder and Managing Director of Advanced Electromagnetics BV, a Dutch SME designing and producing electrical machines and prototype electromagnetic devices. In addition, he is also a Director of Paulides BV, a Dutch manufacturer of electric motors. Dr PAULIDES received the B.Eng. degree from the Technische Hogeschool‘s-Hertogenbosch in 1998 and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and 2005, respectively. His expertise spans all facets of electrical drives, however, in particular permanent magnet excited machines.
Currently, Dr PAULIDES holds a part-time Assistant Professor position at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is an author or co-author of numerous technical papers.

Professor of Industrial Electronics
at the University of Bristol

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Phil MELLOR is the Head of the Electrical Energy Management Research Group within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He is expert in electromagnetic design and thermal modelling with 25 years experience as an academic researching compact and highly efficient electrical drive and actuation system technologies.
His research interests are in:
- Electrical machines,
- Power electronic drives and their control,
- Hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicle powertrains,
- Aircraft electrical actuation and generation systems,
- Automotive 42V electrical systems,
- MEMS devices.
Prof. MELLOR has published over 200 journal and international conference papers. In 1992 he received an IEE Premium for his work on the thermal modelling of electrical machines. He has recently been awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship (August 2009-July 2012) in collaboration with Augusta-Westland where he is exploring the adoption of more-electric systems in rotorcraft.

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