Iqbal Husain Receives Award For Research by GE Global Research

June 26, 2012

Dr. Iqbal Husain
Dr. Iqbal Husain

Iqbal Husain has been awarded $262,423 by the GE Global Research for research on Scalable, Low-Cost, High-Performance Non-Rare Earth PM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles.

The award will run from April 20th, 2012 to January 15th, 2016.

Research Abstract
The project will evaluate and design a non-rare earth  electric machine concept for electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The machine will use a standard traction inverter commonly used in traction applications. The design is based on an alternative configuration of switched reluctance machines that can use the standard inverter topology. A prototype machine will be designed and built based on DOE specifications, and tested on an electric dynamometer for validation of results.