Senior Management Team
Dr. Dave Staton
Dave founded Motor Design Ltd. (MDL) in 1998 with a focus on the development of thermal analysis software for electrical machines. MDL develop Motor-CAD software that helps simplify the thermal analysis of electric motors and generators. It is the most widely used software for the thermal analysis of electric machines worldwide.
Dave did his PhD in computer aided design of electric motors at 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).
Dr. Mircea Popescu
(Head of Engineering)
Mircea is the Head of Engineering 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.
(Head of Software Development)
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.
Dr. James Goss
(Head of Technology)
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 Head of Technology at Motor Design Ltd where he mainly works on automotive R&D projects and software development with large industrial partners.
Motor Design Headquarter relocation
MDL Torque Issue 31: August 2017
Motor-CAD Lab Speed Increase
MDL Torque Issue 30: June 2017
Success at Exhibitions
Welcome to new Intern
MDL Torque Issue 29: May 2017
Double Rotor Cage Induction Machine
Motor-CAD Training Course on Design of BPM Motors
Motor Design Ltd Welcomes Sara Roggia
MDL Torque Issue 28: April 2017
Cut edge analysis using Motor-CAD FEA
Launch of MDL Film
Motor-CAD training in China
MDL Torque Issue 27: March 2017
FEA Measurement Functionality
New IPM Magnet Geometries
Launch of web-site
Welcome to Erasmus Student
MDL Torque Issue 26: February 2017
Square Wave Drive Mode
Welcome to new staff
Presentation at Advanced E-Motor Technology 2017
MDL Torque Issue 25: November 2016
MDL Motor Design Training Course, 15th – 18th November 2016, Oswestry, UK
IET Seminar on Practical Control of Salient PM Motors
IEEE IAS Chapter Prominent Lecture on Practical Aspects in the Design & Analysis of Electric Machinery for Power Traction Application
MDL Torque Issue 24: October 2016
APC-E Machine Launch Event
MDL Torque Issue 23: September 2016
Motor-CAD IM-EMag Development
Motor-CAD at Cenex-LCV Event
Motor Design Limited Headlines at Battery Show
EDPC, Wuerzburg, 5th – 6th December 2017
Electric & Hybrid Aerospace, Cologne, 16th – 17th November 2017
Webinar – Optimal layout of electric machines using Motor-CAD and ANSYS optiSLang, 8th November 2017
Design of Brushless Permanent Magnet Motors, 7th – 8th November 2017
EDPE, Duvrobnik, 4th – 6th October 2017
ECCE, Cincinnati, 1st – 5th October 2017
Motor-CAD Users Meeting and Training – 27th to 29th September 2017
CoilTech, Pordenone, 27th – 28th September 2017
Romax European Users Forum, Paris, 26th – 27th September 2017
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, Novi, 12th – 14th September 2017
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