Dr Andrew Cross


A Cross
Phone number:+44 (0)121 204 3731
Room number:NW 417

Lecturer with research interests in power electronics, converters and power electronic systems

Qualifications & Education 
  • BSc (Hons) Leeds University.

  • MSc Power Electronics & Drives, Birmingham University

  • PhD High Power Factor Converters for Aerospace Applications, Birmingham University
  • GEC Industrial Controls

  • Alstom Power Conversion

  • Ultra Electronics

  • Areva T&D

  • Birmingham University – Research Fellow

  • Manchester University - Lecturer

Teaching activity
Foundation degree program
EE3PEL/4PEL BEng/MEng Power Electronics modules

Research interests 

All aspects of power electronics, in particular converter topologies, modelling and simulation of power electronic systems, more electric transport, power quality and stability, motor drives and HVDC networks.

Recent research funding

1. Technology Strategy Board (Aston £296,114, Other partners £879,453)

    Localised energy systems – a cross sector approach (Jan 2015 to Jan 2018)

2. CASE award (EPSRC) Extention (£10,278):

    Power Electronic Converters for Smart Grid LV Networks 

3. CASE award (EPSRC) Alstom Grid:

    Multi-Level Power Electronic Converters for HVDC Applications

4. CASE award (EPSRC) Central Networks:

    Power Electronic Converters for Smart Grid LV Networks

PhD Supervision
Available to supervise PhD students 

Membership of Professional Bodies