Sustainable Electric Propulsion CDT

“Our vision is the creation of a new generation of UK specialists driving the electric revolution in the transport sector.”


 collection of green transportation means

“We aim to create a new school of thinking amongst engineers and scientists, capable of leading the transformation from fossil fuel transport to sustainable and environmentally-friendly electric transport."

Traction motor of EV

Our Partners

“Our CDT is a collaboration between two of the UK's largest and most forward-thinking research groups in electric propulsion: the Electrical Power Group at Newcastle University and the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group at the University of Nottingham.

The CDT is supported by over 30 industrial and network partners to deliver unprecedented high-quality research and comprehensive training.“


All students will spend the first semester in Newcastle and the second semester in Nottingham. Students are required to arrange short term accommodation for their stay whilst at Newcastle and Nottingham.  The Centre administration team can help with this.  Please contact Amanda Lane, CDT Manager for more information about available options.  After the second semester, students will either be placed at one university and/or at the industrial partner’s site depending on the project.


We have developed a radical new training programme that will equip our students with a new school of thinking for solving problems to ensure maximum research impact.

Highlights of the training programme include:

  • Fusion-Training-Units - a revolutionary new training method combining technical knowledge with professional skills
  • Supervisor-on-Demand scheme - students will get support from their main academic and industrial supervisor and also from a pool of experts throughout training and research
  • A large choice of taught modules and laboratories - subjects in engineering, science, business tailored to students' needs.

Electric propulsion Lab