- Electric Machines
- Power Electronics
- Battery Management
- Energy Harvesting
Accepting applications from PhD students.
Suleiman Sharkh is Professor of Power Electronics Machines and Drives within Engineering and the Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton. He is the Director of Programmes of Mechanical Engineering and the Deputy Director of the Southampton EPSRC Energy Storage and its Applications CDT.
His research focuses on electric machines, power electronics and their applications in transport, renewable energy and microgrids. His inventions and research, funded by industry, EPSRC and Innovate UK, have contributed to the development of several commercial products: rim driven thrusters; direct drive tidal turbine generators; submersible motors; high speed PM machines for electric turbo compounding and gas compressors; power electronic inverters for microgrid; battery to grid converters; hybrid propulsion for marine vessels and multi-DoF actuators for active vibration damping.
He was the winner of The Engineer Energy Innovation and Technology Award 2008 for his work on novel rim driven marine thrusters and turbine generators. He was also awarded The Royal Academy of Engineering ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.