Mr Ben Taylor
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CiLT), MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
+44 114 222 5621
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32 Leavygreave Road
I graduated from Sheffield University in 1998, with a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. After graduating I did two years of postgraduate research in the field of computational modelling of electromagnetic interference from power electronic drives, with the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group (EMD), in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
From 2000 to 2008, I worked as a Research Associate in the EMD, mainly working on power electronic converters for electric and hybrid electric vehicles. In 2008, I moved to the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, (ACSE), initially working in the field of power systems modelling for more electric aircraft systems, before shifting focus to development of energy harvesting and wireless sensor systems for civil and submarine applications.
In 2012, I started as Teaching Associate in ACSE, mainly focused on practical laboratory teaching and development. In 2014, I joined The Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Team, and was responsible for redevelopment of all the practical teaching material for the 1st and 2nd year labs. Much of this work involved specification of all the new laboratory equipment, development and manufacture of a number of the new pieces of laboratory equipment and all the associated teaching material for the laboratories.
Since September 2015, I has been working in The Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE) Department, developing and delivering the controls and systems laboratories in the Diamond. And is also the academic liaison between ACSE and MEE.
My full publication record is available on Google Scholar.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2021 (HEA)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CiLT)
- Member of the IET
- Remote practicals in the time of coronavirus, a multidisciplinary approach. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. View this article in WRRO
- Development of a low-cost, portable hardware platform to support hands-on learning in the teaching of control and systems theory.. Engineering Education, 9(1), 62-73.
- Methods of resistance estimation in permanent magnet synchronous motors for real-time thermal management. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 25(3), 698-707. View this article in WRRO
Conference proceedings papers
- Student experiences of practical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) (pp 619-623). Vienna, Austria, 21 April 2021 - 23 April 2021. View this article in WRRO
- Development of a low-cost, portable hardware platform for teaching control and systems theory. IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Vol. 46(17) (pp 208-213)
- Electrical Torque Boosting of Down-Sized ICE Vehicles. 2006 12th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, 30 August 2006 - 1 September 2006.
- Teaching interests
- Laboratory leader - Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Co-Teach on ACS336 - Rapid Control Prototyping