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Professor Pat Wheeler

Pat Wheeler

Head of Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Research Group, University of Nottingham
Professor of Power Electronic Systems, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham


    • Room A46, Coates Building
      Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
      University Park
      NG7 2RD


Prof. Pat Wheeler received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering for his work on Matrix Converters at the University of Bristol, England in 1993. In 1993 he moved to the University of Nottingham and worked as a research assistant in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

In 1996 he became a lecturer in Power Electronic Systems with the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group at the University of Nottingham, UK, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2003, and a Professor in January 2008.

Expertise Summary

Power electronics

Teaching Summary


  • Signal Processing and Control Engineering (H62SPC) Level 2
  • Control 1 (H5BCT1) Level 3
  • Power Systems for Automotive, Marine and Aerospace Applications (H64ANA/1) Level 4
  • 3rd Year Group MEng Project

Research Summary

Professor Wheeler is currently researching:

  • Power electronics for power conversion
  • Matrix converters
  • Multi-level converters/multi-cellular converters for high power/voltage applications in the Electrical gridy
  • Power converters for power system applications
  • Technologies for the More Electric Aircraft

For further details please see Professor Wheeler’s University of Nottingham profile