Professor Elena Lomonova presented with Lifetime Contribution to Magnetics Award

HTSC is pleased to announce that Professor Elena Lomonova, Chair of the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group and  member of HTSC steering committee, has been presented with the UK Magnetics Society’s Lifetime Contribution to Magnetics Award. Each year, this is given to a leading member of the worldwide magnetics community on the basis of their consistent support, work and achievements in significantly advancing our knowledge and use of magnetic technologies.

In extending this award to Professor Lomonova, the Society’s committee highlighted her multi-disciplinary approach to fundamental and applied research in mechatronics and electromechanical motion systems, power electronic system architectures and power converters. This has led to novel solutions and an impressive output of projects, papers and patents. After visiting her group during the decision-making process, the committee also commended Professor Lomonova’s effective leadership and ability to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

On 4 December 2019, the Lifetime Contribution to Magnetics Award was presented as part of the Society’s annual Ewing Event at the Imperial War Museum Duxford near Cambridge, an appropriate location given that this year’s focus was on the electrification of air transport. The reception and dinner that followed took place in the AirSpace hangar. By accepting the award, Professor Lomonova now holds honorary lifetime membership of the Society and free access to their events and facilities.

Professor Elena Lomonova studied Electromechanical and Control Systems at Moscow Aviation Institute (State University of Aerospace Technology), Russia. After moving to the State University of Aerospace Technology (MAI), she obtained her PhD in the field of autonomous power and control systems for vehicles with laser equipment. She joined Eindhoven University of Technology in 2000 and became a full professor in 2009. Her chair focuses on fundamental and applied research into energy conversion theory and methods and technologies for high-precision, automotive and medical systems.