Dr Andrew Cross


Dr Andrew Cross

Phone number:+44 (0)121 204 3731


Room number:NW 417 

PEMPS group


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

  • 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


Foundation degree program

EE3PEL/4PEL BEng/MEng Power Electronics modules

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.

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

Available to supervise PhD students