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Nigel Schofield received the degrees of B.Eng. (Hons.) and Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1990 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Schofield was at the University of Sheffield (1990-95; 1997-2004) and a Design Engineer in industry (1995-97). He was a Lecturer (2004-09) and Senior Lecturer (2009-12) in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at the University of Manchester, UK. He was Full Professor with Tenure in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (2013-17).  In May 2017 he joined the University of Huddersfield, UK, as Professor of Electrical Engineering.  Prof. Schofield is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K., and a Chartered Engineer in the U.K.

Research Expertise and Interests

Dr Schofield's research interests include electromagnetic powertrains for all- and hybrid-electric vehicles, the vehicular application of electro-chemical and electro-static energy sources, hydrogen fuel cell systems, aerospace machines and actuators, and the industrial applications of electro-magnetic devices and novel machines. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Generation
  • Power Converters
  • Inverters
  • Energy Conversion
  • Power Engineering
  • Energy Management
  • Power Conversion
  • Energy Storage
  • Electrical Energy Conservation
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Machines
  • Surface Acoustic Waves

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Research Output

  • 17 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Game-Based Energy Management Method for Hybrid RTG Cranes

Chen, D., Niu, W., Gu, W. & Schofield, N., 19 Sep 2019, In : Energies. 12, 18, 23 p., 3589.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Multi-phase VSI DC-link capacitor considerations

    Nie, Z. & Schofield, N., 1 Nov 2019, In : IET Electric Power Applications. 13, 11, p. 1804-1811 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • BESS Techno-economic challenges to support wind energy: Mind mapping and correlation matrix

    Attya, A., Dhimish, M. & Schofield, N., 13 Dec 2018, Proceedings - 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018. IEEE, 8571465

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • High Voltage Hybrid Generator and Conversion System for Wind Turbine Applications

    Beik, O. & Schofield, N., Apr 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 65, 4, p. 3220-3229 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access