New Permanent Magnets for Electric-Vehicle Drive Applications

MagDrive LogoThe aim of MAG-DRIVE is to produce novel or substantially improved permanent magnet materials for use in next generation electric motors.

Partner Organisations:

  • Josef Stefan Institute
  • University of Birmingham
  • Valeo
  • Magneti Ljubljana
  • Kochanek Entwicklungsgesellschaft
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Institute for Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy

The role of Birmingham in this project is to develop nano-grained anisotropic NdFeB magnet powders from numerous input feeds. The Magnetic Materials Group will work closely with Queen Mary University of London and Josef Stefan Institute to produce fully dense NdFeB magnets using rapid sintering techniques.

For further details of the work in the MagDrive project please contact:
Dr Allan Walton –, 0121 414 5195 or 
Dr Richard Sheridan –, 0121 414 3960
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