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Dr Philip Anderson

Dr Philip Anderson

Reader

School of Engineering

Email
andersonpi1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5564
Campuses
E/3.10, Queen's Buildings - East Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Overview

Dr Anderson is a Reader in Magnetic Engineering conducting research on the development, application and characterisation of soft magnetic materials and teaching on the Electrical and Electronic and Integrated Engineering degree schemes.

He has been an investigator on research grants with a total value of over £5.5M, and has led several large industrially funded research programmes and corsortia..

Dr Anderson's work has been published in 84 papers in peer reviewed international journals (cite: 764, h: 17 Google Scholar) and he is co-author of a 2 volume book on Electrical Steels (IET Publishing). 

he a member of the International Organising Committees for three international conferences and the British and Internationals Standards committees for magnetic alloys.

Biography

Dr Philip Anderson is a Reader in Electromagnetic Engineering and expert in development, application and characterisation of soft magnetic materials and their applications.  He previously worked as a Teaching Company Associate at European Electrical Steels (1996-1998) and later Research Scientist (1998-1999) whilst studying for a PhD which was awarded by Cardiff University in 2000. PA subsequently became a PDRA (2000-2002) and later Technical Manager (2003-2011) at the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics Technology, Cardiff University. He was appointed as Lecturer in the School of Engineering in 2012, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014 before promotion to Reader in 2020. 

Professional memberships

Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of International and British Standards Committees on Magnetic Steels and Alloys.

Member of UK Magnetics Society Committee.

Publications

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Teaching

Integrated Engineering Tutor

Undergraduate Modules

  • Engineering Mathemetics 1 (Year 1 Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Integrated Engineering)
  • Engineering Mathemetics 2 (Year 2 Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Integrated Engineering)
  • Power Systems Analysis (Year 2 Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Integrated Engineering)
  • Individual Project (Year 3 Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Integrated Engineering)
  • Electric Vehicle Design (Year 4 Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Integrated Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering)

Research Themes:

  • Characterisation of magnetic materials
  • Development of novel magnetic test systems
  • Properties and processing of soft magnetic materials
  • Magnetostriction and transformer noise
  • Applications of soft magnetic materials

List of Research Grants:

Funder

Title

Investigators

Date

Value

ERDF (WEFO)

MAGMA: Magnetic Materials and Applications

Anderson, Hall, Evans, Davies

1/3/19

£1.1M (£2.2M)

Baoshan Iron and Steel

Investigation of the influence of transformer applications and steel manufacturing parameters on magnetostriction transformer noise and losses in grain oriented silicon steels

Anderson, Hall

1/1/14

£350k

KTP/Eriez Magnetics

To gain new knowledge and capabilities in digital control methodologies

Hall, Robson, Anderson, Melikhov

1/10/18

£309k

National Grid

Magnetic models for transformers

 

Anderson

01/4/14

£113k

Rolls Royce

Cobalt iron magnetic aging studies

 

Anderson

01/10/18

£66k

NRN Ser Cymru

Optimised electrical steels for high frequency and low flux density operation

Anderson

1/1/16

£68k

Advanced Propulsion Centre

Novel Electromagnetic prediction techniques for automotive motors

Anderson

1/1/17

£48k

Tata Steel

Innovative coatings for electrical steels

 

Davies, Anderson

01/10/16

£40k1

(£75k total)

Tata Steel

Prediction of the effect of building factors in automotive applications

Anderson, Melikhov

 

£38k1

(£75k total)

Tata Steel

Optimisation of grain orientated silicon steel for low magnetostriction and loss

Anderson, Read

01/10/16

£33k2

(£65k total)

Dr Brockhaus Messtechnik GmbH & Co

BMT Coercimeter Development

 

Anderson

23/01/17

£30k

Tata Steel/TSB

Investigation of the Effect of Manufacturing Parameters on the Magnetic Properties of Motor Laminations for Automotive Applications

 (Misnamed as:DC magnetic testing of solenoid components)

Anderson

21/01/14

£30k

Tata Steel

Novel coating technologies for electrical steels

Anderson, Hall, Davies

01/04/13

£28k2

(£65k total)

Tata Steel

Effect of temperature and stress on the magnetic properties of cut lamination steel

Anderson

13/06/17

£26k

Research Infrastructure Fund

3d Scanning Laser Vibrometer

Pullin, Anderson, Clarke

 

1/07/13

£497k

EPSRC

Upgrading the small equipment base for early career researchers in the Engineering and Physical Sciences

Holford, Whatling, Lees, Anderson 

1/11/2012

£498k

WAG (A4B) 

Early Stage Development Fund

Anderson 

24/9/2012

£7.7k

Cogent Power Ltd 

Development of novel techniques for the assessment of inter laminar resistance in transformer and reactor cores

Anderson,

Hall

1/10/2011

£79k

Various Industries 

Study of Effective Methods of Characterisation of Magnetostriction and its Fundamental Effect on Transformer Core Noise and Vibration

Anderson,

Hall,

Moses

1/7/2010

£315k

WAG (A4B)

Establishing a Welsh electromagnetics network

Jiles, Anderson, Marketos 

1/10/2009

£100k

WAG (A4B)

Magnetic metrology - Advanced modelling and measurements for Welsh engineering industries

Moses, Jiles, Anderson, Anayi, Melikhov

1/10/2009

£251k

Cogent Power Ltd 

Strategic partnership

Hall, Jiles,

Anderson, Moses

3/2/2009

£175k

WAG (A4B)

Survey for the development of an expanded magnetic metrology service

Jiles, 

Anderson, Anayi

1/8/2008

£20k

Cogent Power Ltd

Magnetostriction and transformer noise (II)

Moses, 

Anderson,

Hall

24/9/2007

£21k

Cogent Power Ltd

Magnetostriction and transformer noise (I)

Moses, 

Anderson, Hall

24/9/2007

£46k

EPSRC

Characterisation of soft magnetic materials for metering current transformers and other low flux density applications

Moses, Jiles Anderson

2/1/2007

£400k

Cogent Power Ltd

Development of systems for improved process consistency for electrical steels

Moses, 

Anderson,

Hall

1/10/2006

£48k

Thyssen-Krupp Stahl 

Assessment of the effects of building factor and material defects on transformer core losses

Hall, Marketos, 

Anderson, Moses

1/10/2006

£8k

Cogent Power Ltd 

Cogent power magnetics research laboratory

Hall, Moses, 

Anderson 

1/01/2006

£204k

DTI

Advanced electric machines through materials

Hall, Moses, 

Anderson

26/5/2005

£100k

Cogent Power Limited

Electrical steels feasibility Studies

 

Hall, Anderson, Moses

25/1/2005

£5k

EPSRC

A unified approach to characterisation of energy efficient soft magnetic materials

Moses, Williams, Anderson 

1/4/2005

£375k

Supervision

Past projects

  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Xiaojun Di on EMC Shielding Studies (awarded 2008)
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Sakda Somkun on Magnetostriction And Magnetic Anistropy In Non-Oriented Electrical Steels And Stator Core Laminations (awarded 2010)
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Nkwachukwu Chukwuchekwa on Investigation of Magnetic Properties and Barkhausen Noise of Electrical Steel (awarded 2011)
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Piotr Klimczyk on Novel Techniques for Characterisation and Control of Magnetostriction in G.O.S.S (awarded 2012)
  • Co-Supervisor (30%) of Rafal Mazurek on Effects Of Burrs On A Three Phase Transformer Core Including Local Loss, Total Loss And Flux Distribution (awarded 2012)
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Teeraphon Phophongviwat on Investigation of the Influence of magnetostriction and magnetic Forces on Transformer Core Noise and Vibration (awarded 2013).
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Shervin Tabrizi on Study of effective methods of characterisation of magnetostriction and its fundamental effect on transformer core noise (awarded 2013)
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Hamed Hamzehbahmani on Development of novel techniques for the assessment of inter-laminar resistance in transformer and reactor cores (awarded 2014)
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Tomasz Kutrowski on A steady state Model for prediction of amplitude and phase errors in measuring current transformers (awarded 2015)
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Vishu Goel on Novel coating technologies for electrical steels (awarded 2016)
  • Co-Supervisor (50%) of Nicholas Lewis on Prediction of the effect of building factors on the magnetic performance of electrical steels in automotive applications (awarded 2017)
  •  Co-Supervisor (50%) of Hamid Shahrouzi on Investigation of the influence of material and manufacturing parameters on the flux distribution and noise of transformer cores (awarded 2018)
  • Co-Supervisor (30%) of Lee Edwards (awarded 2021)