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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. 


  • 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 2015 2019

  • 16 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Multi-phase VSI DC-link capacitor considerations

Nie, Z. & Schofield, N., 7 Mar 2019, In : IET Electric Power Applications. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric potential
Synchronous motors
Permanent magnets
Systems analysis

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
Energy storage
Wind power
2 Citations (Scopus)

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
Wind turbines
Permanent magnets
Electric potential
Open Access
Power electronics
Electric commutation
2 Citations (Scopus)
Permanent magnets
Traction (friction)