School of Engineering

Professor Paul Stewart

BEng(Hons), PhD, Fellow IMechE, Senior Member IEEE, PGCertHE, Fellow HEA, Chartered Engineer

Professor Paul Stewart

Professor of Power and Energy Systems

School of Engineering

  • Profile
  • Honours and Awards
  • Research
  • Professional Activities
  • Publications

Profile

CV

  • Professor of Electrical, Control and Systems Engineering, Director Power and Energy Systems Research Institute, University of Lincoln
  • Pro Vice Chancellor Research, University of Lincoln
  • Founding Head of School of Engineering, Professor of Electrical, Control and Systems Engineering, University of Lincoln
  • Professor and Head of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering. Director of Research: Engineering and Physical Sciences, Co-Director: CASE Centre for Control and Systems Engineering, University of Salford
  • Lecturer & Senior Lecturer, Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Staff Member of the Rolls-Royce UTC in Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives, University of Sheffield
  • Post-doctoral research associate: Electrical Machine and Drives Group, University of Sheffield. Electronic Valve Actuation Systems with PSA Peugeot
  • Post-doctoral research associate: Rolls-Royce UTC in Gas Turbine Control Systems, University of Sheffield. Virtual Engine and Aircraft Simulation Environment (VEASE)
  • Post-doctoral research associate: Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, University of Loughborough. Electronic control for drive-by-wire systems with Ford Motor Company
  • Automotive Industry, internal combustion engine and drivetrain development.

Education

  • BEng (Hons) Electronic, Control and Systems Engineering, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield
  • PhD Model reference adaptive control of permanent magnet synchronous motors for electric vehicle traction applications Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering/Electrical Machines and Drives Group, University of Sheffield
  • PGCertHE, University of Sheffield

Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards

  • Winner: Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Employer Engagement 2012
  • Siemens UK University Principal Partner Status 2012
  • IMechE 2011 Charles Sharpe Beecher Prize for Aerospace
  • Winner: Lord Stafford Award 2011 for industrial collaboration with Siemens
  • IET Awards 2011 – Highly Commended for Industrial Partnership
  • IET Awards 2010 – Highly Commended for Industrial Partnership

Research

Research Interests

  • Complex System Simulation, Design and Optimisation
  • Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Power and Energy Architectures
  • Electrical Machines, Drives and Systems
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Remote Monitoring and Sensing
  • Prognostics and Diagnostics
  • Low Carbon and Low Emissions Operations

Research Grants

As Principal Investigator

  • EPSRC Grant: GR/S97507/01 'Zero Constraint Free Piston Energy Converter'. Collaborating Company: Lotus Engineering
  • Yorkshire Forward Grant. ‘Self-Powering, Active Valve’ Collaborating Company: Pegler Ltd.
  • EU R&D Support Scheme. ‘Electronically Actuated Valve Systems (ELTRAV) for distributed intelligent heating control’
  • ‘Electric Vehicle – Energy Management Systems’, Collaborating Companies: Lotus Engineering Ltd. and ITI Energy. Funding – Consultancy contracts.
  • EU Framework 6 More Open Electrical Technologies (MOET) workpackage 3.2.2 ‘Optimised power systems, electrical machines, architecture and energy storage for the more electric aircraft’. Collaborating Company: Airbus Toulouse Fr.
  • Carbon Trust: ‘Electric/hybrid vehicle energy storage systems scoping studies’ in collaboration with Lotus Engineering Ltd. and E4Tech Ltd. Consultancy
  • United States Air Force European Office of Aeronautical Research and Development ‘Sensor Fusion, Prognostics, Diagnostics and Failure Mode Control for Complex Electrical Power Systems and Actuators’, 1 year personal research grant.
  • EPSRC – Low Carbon, Energy Efficient Airport Operations
  • EP/H004351/1: Feasibility Study, Energy Recovery from Landing Aircraft. Collaborating company: Airbus/EADS Innovation Works
  • EP/H003150/1: Airport energy technologies network.:  20 Academic and 17 Industrial Partner
  • EP/H004424/1: Integrating and Automating Low Carbon Airport Operations. Collaborating companies: Manchester and Zurich Airports, with University of Nottingham
  • EU Framework 7 – Multibody Advanced Airship for Transport (MAAT) – Novel Air Transport Vehicles Collaborative Project. Electrical propulsion, Flight Surface Actuation and Control, Electrical Power Architectures workpackages.
  • EU Framework 7 – ACHEON Advanced Aircraft Thrust Vectoring.

As Co-Investigator

  • Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Research Grant. PI: Prof. Chris Bingham, Co-Investigator: Prof. Paul Stewart: ‘Gas Turbine Remote Monitoring and Sensing Research Project’
  • Castelet Ltd – 3 year KTP PI: Prof. Chris Bingham, Co-Investigator: Prof. Paul Stewart ‘Power electronics for Smart Grid EV charging’.
  • Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Research Grant. ‘Fundamental Gas Turbine Engine Combustion Research Project’
  • Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Research Grant. ‘Gas Turbine Energy Transmission Vibration Project’
  • Napier Turbochargers 3-year KTP. ‘Turbocharger robust production design analysis’.

Selected Professional Activities

Selected Professional Activities

  • Chairman: UK and Republic of Ireland IEEE Industrial Electronics Chapter
  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Automation and Computing
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Energies
  • Referee for the Qatar Government National Research Fund
  • BERR Electrical Power Systems National Advisory Committee

Publications

Selected Publications

  • Stewart P., Stone D.A. and Fleming P.J. “Design of robust fuzzy-logic control systems by multi-objective evolutionary methods with hardware in the loop” IFAC Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol.70, no.3, pp.275-284, May 2004.
  • Stewart P., Gladwin D., Stewart J., Chen R. and Winward E.,  "Improved decision support for engine in the loop experimental design optimisation. Part I and Part II.”,  Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part D - Automobile Engineering Vol.224, No.2, pp. 201-218, 2009.
  • Wilson D, Stewart P., Jewell G, Taylor B, “Methods of resistance estimation in permanent magnet synchronous motors for real-time thermal management.” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion Vol.25, No.3. pp. 698-707, 2010.
  • Gladwin D., Stewart P., Parr M. and Stewart J., “Multiobjective evolutionary-fuzzy augmented flight controller for an F16 Aircraft.” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Vol.224, No.3, pp 293-309, 2010. Awarded IMechE Charles Sharpe Beecher Prize for best Aerospace Paper 2010.
  • Kan Liu, Q. Zhang, Z.Q. Zhu, J. Zhang, A.W. Shen, Stewart P., “Two Novel MRAS Strategies for Identification of Parameters in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors ”, International Journal of Automation and Computing. Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 526-524, November 2010.
  • Gladwin D., Stewart P. and Stewart J., “A novel Genetic Programming approach to the design of engine control systems for the voltage stabilisation of Hybrid Electric Vehicle generator outputs”, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part D – Journal of Automobile Engineering. Volume 225, pp. 1334-1346, 2011.
  • Wilson S., Stewart P. and Stewart J., “Real-time thermal management of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors by resistance estimation”, IET Transactions in Electric Power Applications. 6 (9). pp. 716-726. ISSN 1751-8660, 2012.
  • Ravizza S., Chen J., Atkin J., Burke E. and Stewart P., “The trade-off between taxi time and fuel consumption in airport ground movement Public Transport”, Springer-Verlag Journal of Public Transport Planning and Operations, ISSN: 1866-749X (print version), ISSN: 1613-7159 (electronic version), DOI 10.1007/s12469-013-0060-1, Volume 5, Issue 1 (2013), Page 25-40.
  • J. C. Pascoa, A. Dumas, M. Trancossi, P. Stewart and D. Vucinic, ‘A review of thrust-vectoring in support of a V/STOL non-moving mechanical propulsion system’, Central European Journal of Engineering, 3(3), 2013, pp. 374-388.
  • Smith T., Bingham C., Stewart P., Allarton R. and Stewart J., “Energy Harvesting and Power Network Architectures for the MAAT High Altitude Cruiser-Feeder Airship Concept”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering April 2013 vol. 227 no. 4 586-598 .
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