Mahmood Nagrial

Title New Developments in Electrical Propulsion Systems for EVs/HEVs

Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) have attracted increasing attention and grown rapidly in recent years. Though there are various technologies viz. battery storage, materials etc. Which are also important but electrical propulsion system is the heart of EVs/HEVs and the electrical drives are the core components of the electrical propulsion systems. However, due to developments in power electronics, control technologies, microprocessors, signal processing and magnetic materials, new and highly efficient electric drive systems have emerged. These non-conventional drives are increasingly being employed for high- performance motion control applications in aerospace, EVs & HEVs and other servo and general industrial applications. The talk will review developments in permanent magnet materials, new developments in high- efficiency electric motors and drives and their performance and characteristics compared for future EVs/HEVs.


Mahmood Nagrial obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, UK. Dr Nagrial has extensive experience in Power Electronics and Drive Systems, Renewable Energy Systems. He has been Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering. He has also been Chair, School of Mechatronic, Computer & Electrical Engineering. He has also been responsible for initiating undergraduate, postgraduate courses and higher degree research programs in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering. He is Group Leader of Research Group “Intelligent & Sustainable Electrical Systems”. Dr Nagrial has been a leading researcher in the area of permanent magnets and their applications; variable reluctance machines & drive systems. He has supervised Ph.D. and M.Eng. (Hons) Research Theses and postdoctoral fellows. He has conducted many short courses and published extensively in International Journals and International conferences. He has over 300 research publications. Before joining Western Sydney University to start and develop engineering programs, he worked as Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO in Sydney, where he was responsible for developing new devices using rare-earth magnets. Dr Nagrial is a Fellow of IET (UK), IE (Aust), Senior Member IEEE(USA), Fellow IEEE(Pak) and Fellow IE(Pak). Dr Nagrial has been on the organising committee of International Conferences, reviewed various papers for IEEE Conference and Transactions. He is presently Chair of IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering Research & Practice (ICEERP) 2019, Nov 24-28 Nov 2019, to be held in Sydney. Research Interests of Speaker Permanent Magnets and their applications, Electrical Drives, Variable Reluctance Drives, PM Machines & Drive Systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Wind Energy Conversion Systems, Power Electronics, EMC/EMI, Neuro-Fuzzy Control, Power Systems, Smart & Micro Grids, Intelligent Control, Micro-Electromechanical Systems