Motor CAD Software

Senior Management Team

Dr. Dave Staton

Dr. Dave Staton

(President)

Dr Dave Staton received his PhD in computer aided design of electric motors from the University of Sheffield in the mid 1980’s. Since then, he has worked on electric motors, and in particular, the development of motor design software at Thorn EMI, the SPEED Laboratory at University of Glasgow and Control Techniques (part of Emerson Electric). Dave founded Motor Design Ltd. (MDL) in 1998 with a focus on development of software for electric motor design. MDL develop Motor-CAD software that integrates both electromagnetic and thermal analysis modules to simplify and speed up the design workflow.

Dr. James Goss

Dr. James Goss

(Chief Executive Officer)

James received an MEng degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick in 2009 and in 2014 received an Engineering Doctorate from the University of Bristol in the design of brushless permanent magnet machines for automotive traction.

He is the CEO of Motor Design Ltd where he mainly works on automotive R&D projects and software development with large industrial partners.

Dr. Mircea Popescu

Dr. Mircea Popescu

(Chief Technology Officer)

Mircea is the Chief Technology Officer at Motor Design Ltd. He has more than thirty years of engineering experience. Earlier in his career, he was with Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in Finland and with the SPEED Lab at University of Glasgow, UK. Mircea has published more than one hundred papers and his publications have received three IEEE best paper awards. His consultancy contributions for industry are incorporated in many state-of-the-art products.

Current major projects include electrical machines and drives for hybrid/electrical vehicles, and formula-e racing cars. An IEEE Fellow, Mircea is the Past Chair of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Electrical Machines Committee and IAS Prominent Lecturer.

Dougie Hawkins

Dougie Hawkins

(Chief Product Officer)

Dougie graduated in 1991 with a BEng Degree in Electrical Engineering (1st class honours) from University of Glasgow. He has developed software control systems for railway traction, marine and telecom products at GEC Alstom, BAE systems and Teleca Communications.

Dougie has been the Head of Software Development at Motor Design Ltd since 2005, developing Motor-CAD modelling tools for the electromagnetic and thermal performance of rotating machines.

Werner Miebach

Werner Miebach

(Chief Commercial Officer)

Werner started his career with SIEMENS in 1990 in the transportation division in Germany and the USA, he has extensive International business experience. He held positions with SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC in France, he founded and managed an engineering consultancy providing services to North American customers in the application of IEC standards. He was co-founder and CCO of the high-tech start-up CORIAL, a microelectronics OEM. He acted then as Sales Director and CEO with CEDRAT and CEDRAT Technologies. In 2010 he was founder and since then Managing Director of the expert network MOTOR ENGINEER.

He holds a Master’s Degree (Dipl. Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from TH Karlsruhe, Germany, specialty “Electrical Machines and Power Electronics”, as well as an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Latest News

Read our latest white paper on ‘Performance Analysis of Electric Motor Technologies for an Electric Vehicle Powertrain’

In our latest white paper, we discuss how different design choices, such as motor topology, winding type and cooling system, can be compared and evaluated with the overall system impact in mind.

Celebrating 20 years of Motor Design Ltd and Motor-CAD

Motor Design Ltd is proud to celebrate 20 years of Motor-CAD software! Read our interview with MDL founder and company president, Dr David Staton.

Latest software release – Motor-CAD v12

Motor Design Ltd is delighted to announce the release of Motor-CAD v12 — the latest version of our unique software package dedicated to the electromechanical performance of motors and generators and the optimisation of their cooling.

Motor-CAD European User Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that Motor Design Ltd’s inaugural European Motor-CAD User Conference will take place on the 20th-21st February 2019, in Birmingham, UK. The two-day event will bring together engineers and researchers working on eMachine design to learn about technological developments, share best practice and discuss their challenges and approaches.

Workshop on ‘Design Trends and Performance Analysis of BEV & HEV Electric Machines’ at Motor & Drive Systems 2019

Dr. David Staton will be running a workshop on ‘Design Trends and Performance Analysis of BEV & HEV Electric Machines’ at the 2019 Motor & Drive Systems Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Electric Drive Tail Rotor Team wins Team Bronze Medal at 2018 RAeS awards

We are delighted to announce that the Electric Drive Tail Rotor Team, which included representatives from MDL, was awarded a Team Bronze Medal at the 2018 Royal Aeronautical Society awards ceremony in November.

Watch our webinar on ‘Accounting for AC Winding Losses in the Electric Machine Design Process using Motor-CAD’

Watch a recording of our recent webinar on ‘Accounting for AC Winding Losses in the Electric Machine Design Process using Motor-CAD’.

UK Training Course on the Design of BPM and Induction Motors – 16th-18th October 2018

Registration open for our training course on the design of brushless permanent magnet (BPM) and induction motors using Motor-CAD.

U.S. Motor-CAD Users Meeting and Training – 17th-21st September 2018

Register now to attend our U.S. Motor-CAD users meeting and training course, taking place from 17th-21st September 2018 in Mason, Ohio

MDL welcomes Michael Rubbo – dedicated customer support for Motor-CAD users based in the U.S.

Motor Design Ltd are delighted to introduce Michael Rubbo, who will be supporting Motor-CAD users based in the U.S. as a Lead Applications Engineer.

Events

ECCE 2019 – Baltimore, MD, U.S.A, 29th September – 3rd October 2019

Motor Design Ltd will be presenting at ECCE 2019 in Baltimore, MD.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo – Novi, Michigan, U.S.A, 10th – 12th September 2019

Motor Design Ltd will be exhibiting at the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo 2019.

ACEMP-METU – Istanbul, Turkey, 27th – 29th August 2019

Motor Design Ltd will be delivering a tutorial on ‘Practical design aspects for electrical machines in power traction applications for Electrical Vehicles’ at the 2019 ACEMP-METU conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Motor-CAD Workshop: Pordenone, Italy

MDL will be running a free, introductory Motor-CAD workshop on the 24th September in Pordenone (Italy), ahead of the Coiltech Tradeshow.

Motor-CAD North America User Conference 2019

The 2019 Motor-CAD North America User Conference will take place in October in Detroit.

DISTRIBUTORS

The Motor-CAD software is distributed worldwide. Our carefully selected partners are experts in the use of the software and can provide support and training.

To find a distributor near you, click on the link below.