Electrical machines for E-mobility and ultra-efficient energy conversion


Electrical machines are the most efficient and high-dynamic way of converting electrical energy to mechanical and vice-versa. Besides being a central technology in all aspects of our modern society including industry, household, energy production and transportation applications, electric motors and generators are key components of the energy transition process for energy production and storage and, even more, for automotive traction and eMobility in general. As of today, an automobile carries 50 - 100 electric machines for auxiliary applications. All on-road vehicles sold after 2035 will be electric. Key trends of research in this field include rare-earth materials free solutions, multi-phase machines, physical integration to the power converter and to the transmission, advanced fault-tolerance, sensors integration, inherent diagnostics, advanced modeling for digital twin, new solutions for better manufacturing.

ERC sectors 

  • PE7_2 Electrical engineering: power components and/or systems
  • PE7_12 Electrical energy production, distribution, applications
  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE7_1 Control engineering


  • Rare-earth magnets
  • PM synchronous machines
  • Synchronous machines
  • Synchronous reluctance machines
  • Induction motor
  • Axial-flux machines
  • Multi-phase motor drives
  • Finite-element analysis
  • Multiphysic simulation
  • Electric drive testing
  • Sensorless control
  • State observers