This workshop was held on April 5-6, 2016 in the new Electrical and Computer Engineering Building at the University of Illinois. It brought together leading researchers, thought leaders, application experts, and key stakeholders across the industry, academia and government to generate a consensus-based roadmap for transformational technologies for large (at the megawatt scale and higher) electrical machines with a five- to ten-year time frame. We identified key technology changes and gaps that will lead to ideas for future collaborative research and, ultimately, major advances in large electrical machines.
We examined significant progress made in several enabling technologies that could be leveraged to improve electrical machines, including new materials, advanced modeling and control techniques, etc. We explored how emerging applications, such as electric aircraft, offshore wind turbines, and subsea oil and gas processing, could be transformed by new electric machine and drive technology.
For ongoing progress, see http://machineroadmap.ece.illinois.edu