Dr Rebecca Todd


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Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer with the Power Conversion Research Group at The University of Manchester, UK. After completing her Engineering Doctorate (Eng.D.) in 2006, she was a Research Associate in the Rolls-Royce UTC conducting research on the Intelligent Electric Power Network Evaluation Facility. She was appointed to Lecturer in 2010, and Senior Lecturer in 2017.

Her responsiblities in the university include:

  • Unit leader for EEEN10027 Energy Conversion and Transport (delivering half of the content (lectures and labs)). She has led the refresh of the unit, and developed refreshed material focussing on Power Conversion.
  • Unit leader for EEEN30070 Electrical Drive Systems (delivering half of the content (lectures and labs)). She led the refresh of the unit content.
  • MECD high-current laboratory design lead, and high-current equipment decant lead.
  • MECD power electronics, machine and drives (PEMD) teaching lab leader (design, and decant).
  • Course Director for the Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REaCT) MSc, which is a multidisciplinary MSc co-delivered by the Department of EEE, and MACE.
  • Deputy Academic Lead for the UoM Formula Student team.
  • Research Cluster Lead for the eTransport area, leading a team of 10 academics. If you would like a copy of our short eTransport Research Capability document, then please just email me.
  • Power electronics, machine and drives (PEMD) undergraduate theme leader.

Societal Impact

  • Rebecca is the chief electrical designer, and supporter, for the Chorlton on Medlock Allotment Society (COMAS), helping them get electrical power to the allotment so they can acheive their vision of hosting community events to strengthen their community.
  • Rebecca also formed a one person team and took part in the 2018 Embedded Systems Project, a white-line following buggy. Her buggy came fourth, and given she is the only staff member who's buggy has made it around the track she is both the best, and worst placed staff member! The fact her buggy set the fourth place time on its first full lap of the track was a demonstration of confidence in preparation (and a little daunting considering over 100 people were wathcing in person, plus many others on the video! She also showed academics can engineer:)

She has experience of leading research with a diverse range of industries, including gas-engine manufacturers, wide band gap device developers, vehicle manufacturers, and energy storage system suppliers and aggregators. This collaborative research has been funded from a variety of sources including, direct industry funding, consultancy, EU FP7, EPSRC and Innovate UK. She is currently a co-investigator on the converters theme of the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics. She has more than 50 international publications and has given presentation at leading electrical engineering conferences around the world.

She also has multidisciplinary research projects with:

Outside of the university, Rebecca is:

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