Chair in Emerging Technologies 2023
Professor Mueller will use high-temperature superconductors (HTS) to develop electrical machines with high power density and high efficiency. The project will demonstrate new topologies of machine in which the conventional materials of iron, copper and magnets are replaced with HTS coils combined with composite structural materials with low mass density. The approach allows greater flexibility in design and the introduction of a high degree of modularity, enabling greater system integration within the application and better exploitation of the materials. The new electrical machines will contribute to the electrification of transport and to energy generation, both vital to achieving net-zero targets.
Personal website: https://www.research.ed.ac.uk/en/persons/markus-mueller