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.
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 22: July 2016
Release of Motor-CAD Version 10
Workshop with Ansys in Munich
MDL Sponsorship of 24th Symposium on Electromagnetic Phenomena in Nonlinear Circuits
Near win in Ellesmere charity regatta!
Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor Training Course: 4th -5th July 2017
CWIEME Berlin : 20th – 22nd June 2017
Dr David Staton and Dr James Goss are presenting:
Open Source Electric Motor Models for Commercial EV Hybrid Traction Motors
Electric Motor Design: Trade-Off Analysis Including Motor Type, Winding Type, Material and Coil Type Selections.
Motor-CAD General Training, Italy : 14th-15th June 2017
OPTIM-ACEMP Conference : 25th – 27th May 2017
Venue: Cheile Gradistei Fundata Complex
Dr Mircea Popescu will be delivering the Keynote Presentation on Electric Machine Design for Automotive Applications .
18th European PhD School : 22nd-26th May 2017
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