Motor CAD Software

Senior Management Team

Dr. Dave Staton

Dr. Dave Staton

(President)

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

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.

Dougie Hawkins

Dougie Hawkins

(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

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.

Latest News

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
Upcoming Events

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MDL Torque Issue 28: April 2017

Cut edge analysis using Motor-CAD FEA
Launch of MDL Film
Motor-CAD training in China
Upcoming Events

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MDL Torque Issue 27: March 2017

FEA Measurement Functionality
New IPM Magnet Geometries
Launch of web-site
Welcome to Erasmus Student

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MDL Torque Issue 26: February 2017

Square Wave Drive Mode
Welcome to new staff
Presentation at Advanced E-Motor Technology 2017

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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

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MDL Torque Issue 24: October 2016

Multiphase Developments
APC-E Machine Launch Event
China Tour

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MDL Torque Issue 23: September 2016

Motor-CAD IM-EMag Development
Motor-CAD at Cenex-LCV Event
Motor Design Limited Headlines at Battery Show

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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!

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MDL Torque Issue 21: June 2016

Exciting Work on Fan Cooling
Presentation at European PhD School

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MDL Torque Issue 20: May 2016

Prize Paper on Ecological Vehicles

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Events

LCV 2017, 6th – 7th September

MDL will be at LCV Expo, stand C3-507. For more information please click here.
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Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor Training Course: 4th -5th July 2017

This course will contain a mix of theory and design practice. Day 1 will concentrate on electromagnetic analysis of brushless permanent magnet motors, and Day 2 will concentrate on thermal analysis. This training course by Motor Design Ltd will be taking place 4th -...
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ITEC 2017, Chicago, 22nd – 24th June

Heide Lewis, MDL sales associate, will be attending the Expo at stand 403. For more information please click here.  
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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.

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Engine Expo 2017, Stuttgard : 20th-22nd June 2017

Dr Unai San Andres and Giuseppe Volpe will be attending the Expo. For more information please click here.  
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Motor-CAD General Training, Italy : 14th-15th June 2017

Location: SPIN Applicazioni Magnetiche Srl - Via Corselli 11 - Piacenza, Italy Dr James Goss, Head of Technology at MDL, will be delivering a general Motor-CAD training course. This is being organised jointly with our Italian distributors, SPIN. For more information...
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CADFEM – MDL workshop: Simulation of Electric Machines 13th June

Venue: ANSYS, Milton Park, 97 Jubilee Ave, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4RW

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Webinar CADFEM-MDL 2nd June

For more information, please click here  
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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 .

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18th European PhD School : 22nd-26th May 2017

Location: Angevian Castle, Gaeta, Italy Giuseppe Volpe, who is sponsored by MDL, will be presenting his PhD work to date. For more information please click here.
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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.

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