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University of Warwick
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Research Interests

Richard McMahon's research interests are focused on power electronics, especially using wide band-gap devices, and their application in automotive, energy storage, power distribution and renewable generation (wind and wave power) applications.
Complementary interests in achieving system level solutions include electrical machines and thermal modelling. In addition, he has broad interests in energy use and energy policy.


Professor McMahon was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Engineering Department at Cambridge University. He gained both his undergraduate degree and PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University. Following a number of post-doctoral positions, latterly in the Department of Physics in Cambridge, he returned to a Lectureship in Engineering. He is a Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and is a Guest Professor at North China Electric Power University.

Professor McMahon is an Associate Editor of two IET journals (Power Electronics and Renewable Power Generation) and is on the Organizing Committee of IET's PEMD (Power Electronics Machines and Drives Conference).

Professor McMahon has published over 240 papers and is named as an inventor on 19 patents (granted or applied for). He received a UK Energy Innovation Award in 2015 for Best University Technology (with HTIP Limited). He has given invited technical and public lectures and has supervised, or is supervising, 36 doctoral students and 23 Masters students.

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