Personnel involved in the FPeT project
The following is a list of the invesitigators on the project
Principal investigatorMartin Foster is Professor in Energy Conversion and Storage in the Electrical Machines and Drives Group at the University of Sheffield. His primary research interests are in the field of power electronics and energy storage. Much of his work has been presented at conferences and published in leading international journals.
His research interests cover a range of interdisciplinary themes centred on power electronic systems. Following his first degree, he worked on thermal management of power electronics where he developed a new technique for the rapid characterisation of thermal systems. Subsequently, his interest expanded into resonant power conversion (particularly using piezoelectric transformers) and sensor/measurement technologies.
After graduating with a PhD, he joined the University of Sheffield as a member of academic staff in the Electrical Machines and Drives (EMD) Group where he has been working to date, having been promoted to Professor in 2013.
His research interests include power electronics and energy storage, and currently, through CREESA, the research group operates the largest grid-connected lithium titanate electrical energy storage system in the UK.
Derek is a recognised for his ability to probe the structure (crystal and defect)-composition-microstructure-property relationships of a wide range of functional oxides, spanning from superconductors to dielectrics via mixed conductors and solid electrolytes.