Per 1 October 2013 a large consortium consisting of European companies and universities started the Marie Curie ITN project ADEPT, ADvanced Electric Powertrain Technology:



Motor Design LtdEindhoven University of Technology
LMS International NVUniversity of Oxford
Advanced Electromagnetics BVUniversité Libre de Bruxelle
MACCON GmbHPolitecnico di Milano
Triphase NVUniversitatea Technica Cluj-Napoca

Motor Engineer SARL

Politechnika Lodzka
RicardoTechnical University of Munich
AVL UK LtdKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
CD-AdapcoUniversiteit Gent

University of Zilina

IHC Merwede

University of Bristol


SMARTMechanical Company


This project is coordinated by the TU/e at the group Electromechanics and Power Electronics.

The goal of the ADEPT program is to produce a virtual development environment for E-propulsion systems and to train and establish a multi-disciplinary research network. The ADEPT program will raise the profile and to improve career perspectives for 12 early stage researchers and 2 experienced researchers, offering a high-quality structured consortium providing personalized training opportunities in E-propulsion systems and in complementary skills (i.e. entrepreneurship).

An intimate involvement in all aspects of the collaboration (research, knowledge transfer, secondments, workshops) along with an extensive training program in a wide range of fields (electromagnetics, thermal, mechanical, vibroacoustic, control, vehicle integration of E-propulsion) will allow early-stage and experienced researchers to develop the technical proficiency and complementary skills required to make significant contributions to their professional careers. 

Through industry-academia partnerships, ADEPT will facilitate the uptake of scientific results in E-propulsion and industrial products and solutions.

Next to the coordination of this project, the EPE group is responsible for the research of Advanced PM-less E-Machines, power electronics and control, both including the development of innovative solutions to fulfill the requirements for traction motors. The aim is to improve the tools and techniques used for analysis and design. To realize this, two PhD candidates will be appointed.

Project coordinator: Prof.dr. Elena Lomonova

Project manager and contact person: Jeroen Tegenbosch