Professor Richard G McMahon

Head of department at Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Professor of Power Electronics, WMG, University of Warwick

Richard McMahon is Professor of Power Electronics at the University of Warwick. He was previously a Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University's Department of Engineering. He has extensive research experience in electrical machines and power electronics and has published extensively with over 140 papers to date and he holds five patents. He led the work of developing the BDFIG at Cambridge University Engineering Department from 1999 and made major contributions to moving the machine from an interesting concept to its being a practical, designable machine. He is committed to the commercial exploitation of research and has been involved in both the transfer of technology to industry and its exploitation through founding new companies. He has been active in the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now the Institute of Engineering and Technology) and was chairman of IEE Cambridge from 2003 to 2004.

Richard is an electrical engineer with an interest in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency of electrical appliances.

  • 31 October 2011, 5pm

    The first chief scientific adviser in the foreign office

    The first Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was appointed in 1782. It took another 227 years for the Foreign Office to appoint its first Chief Scientific Adviser. We are delighted that CSaP's sixth Distinguished Lecture will be given by the first holder of this historic post, Professor David Clary FRS.

  • 15 March 2011

    Research, policy and practice for innovation in the high-tech economy

    Discussions on research, policy and practice for innovation in the high-tech economy between researchers, policy makers and practitioners of innovation in Cambridge and Massachusetts, as part of the State Governor of Massachusetts Innovation Economy Mission to the UK