High-Value, high-temperature materials for Electrical Machines (HiVEM) aims to develop materials and associated manufacturing technologies to enable electrical machines, motors and generators to operate at high temperatures (around 200 to 300°C higher than current operating temperatures).

Potential applications include civil aircraft engine design for increased fuel efficiency, the exploitation of geothermal energy sources, and the development of smaller, lighter motors for domestic appliances. The collaborative R&D project is led by Rolls Royce Plc, and is being part-funded by the Technology Strategy Board.

Project Duration: 24 Months
Project Start: January 2014
Academic Lead: Simon Hodgson
Academic Supervisor: Yongxin Pang

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