Dr Jonathan Davidson
Tel: +44 (0)114 22 25825
Research Group: Electrical Machines & Drives
I studied both my MEng and PhD in the department, graduating in 2010 and 2015 respectively. Following my PhD, I worked briefly as a postdoctoral research associate before being appointed lecturer in September 2015 as part of new team of academics to develop a degree in interdisciplinary engineering called MEng Engineering.
My research interests cover a range of interdisciplinary themes centred on power electronic systems. Following my first degree, I worked on thermal management of power electronics where I developed a new technique for the rapid characterisation of thermal systems. Subsequently, my interest expanded into resonant power conversion (particularly using piezoelectric transformers) and sensor/measurement technologies. I work with colleagues from across the faculty to develop innovative technologies and methodologies, which I feed back into my teaching through cutting-edge final year projects.
Although my background is in electronic engineering, my interdisciplinary research interests have made me a firm believer in the benefits of interdisciplinary engineering study. To me, learning is an exciting journey into the unknown and I take great pleasure in guiding students through their own learning path. I currently teach the fundamental electrical engineering section of the MEng Engineering degree, as well as supervising a range of third- and fourth-year projects.