Dr Patrick Palmer

Lecturer in Electronic Engineering at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Reader and Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Dr Patrick Palmer joined the teaching staff of the Department of Engineering in 1985. His principle research is in the design, characterisation and use of power semiconductor devices.

His current research in this area focuses on the use of high voltage IGBTs connected in series, the characterisation of IGBTs and the computer simulation and optimisation of IGBTs and diodes. He also has an active interest in the computer simulation of multi-disciplinary systems, including resonant power electronic circuits, captive power systems and fuel cells.

Dr Palmer is also a fellow of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he is Director of Studies in Engineering.

His current research interests include

  • Optimisation of hybrid vehicles
  • Electrical motor drives
  • Fuel cell systems
  • Power electronics
  • Power electronics for network infrastructure