Dr. Anup Patel
Anup Patel is a board member of European Agency of Energy Security. He is an expert in the use of superconducting technology for energy applications and its role in a future low carbon economy. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MPhys combined undergraduate and masters degree in physics from the University of Oxford. He is a research associate at the Applied Superconductivity and Cryoscience Group in Cambridge and his current area of research involves the development of superconducting motors for future low emissions electric aircraft. As well as testing small prototypes of new motor designs in Cambridge, he initiated in a 10 partner EU project led by Oswald seeking to develop a 1 MW fully superconducting motor prototype needed for electric aircraft development. He is also interested in the application of superconductors for renewable energy generation such as wind power. He is a fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge and lectures on superconducting materials at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in Cambridge.