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Electrical Machine Design
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Electrical machines play an essential part of our lives! Electrical machines are employed in power generation and are an essential component in conversion process from fossil fuel to electricity. Electrical machines are also found in transportation either as a prime mover as is the case in electric cars or as a means to provide electrification in traditional vehicles in the form of an alternator. Electrical machines area also the workhorse of industry and are an essential component to provide the necessary automation to various processes (e.g. industrial robots). Finally electrical machines are also found in our homes as an essential part of equipment such as refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines. 

The advances in new materials and technologies have contributed to novel designs of electrical machines. New applications, such as renewable generation from sea waves or wind energy, also give rise to new requirements. Research topics of the department of IEPC related to this field are focused on different aspects of electrical machine design. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Finite element analysis
  • Application specific electrical machine design
  • Electrical machines with integrated drives 
  • Energy efficiency in motor design

IEPC Microgrids Research on 'Engineering Today'
An article on Microgrid research by the Dept. of IEPC at the University of Malta was featured in issue 56 (April 2017) of 'Engineering Today', the Chamber of Engineers' quarterly magazine. 
Expression of Interest: Pursue Research with IEPC
Interested in pursuing research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering? Read this notice for further info. 
Internships - D3 Power Generation Ltd
Internships for interested engineering students.
Last Updated: 27 March 2017

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