Fran Marquez

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I joined the Energy and Power Group as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in December 2014. The main focus of my research lays on thermal design and testing of novel switched reluctance machine topologies with enhanced power density for traction applications. This research is funded by Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) in collaboration with McLaren Automotive and McLaren Applied Technologies.

I graduated in 2006 as a MSc. Industrial Engineering with a major on Industrial Electronics from the University of Seville (Spain) with a one-year stay at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden). After working as an R&D engineer for two years in the Renewable Energy sector, I started a PhD on the design of electrical machines for automotive traction applications in Lund (Sweden). During my PhD I collaborated with the most representative automotive companies in Sweden: Volvo Trucks, Volvo Cars, Saab, Scania and Haldex Traction. Besides, I worked as coordinator for the Electrical Machines and Drives research group within the Swedish Hybrid Centre for almost a year after I completed my PhD in April 2014.

My research interests are mostly related with the design and control of new topologies of electrical machines and power electronic drives, applied to either renewable energy systems or electric vehicles. Further interests are electrical machine characterisation methods, energy management in EVs and HEVs and heat recovery in solar photovoltaic installations.

A list of my publications can be found at:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=r-tKNB0AAAAJ&hl=en

Contact Details: 

E-mail: francisco.marquez-fernandez@eng.ox.ac.uk
Office: +44 (0)1865 273032
Mobile: +44 (0)754 7024845

Mailing Address: Energy and Power Group
Begbroke Science Park
Begbroke Hill
Woodstock Road
Begbroke
Oxfordshire
OX5 1PF

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