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Peter Malkin

Peter was formerly chief technologist for electrical systems at Rolls-Royce PLC, senior technical fellow and latterly professor of electrical power at Cranfield University. As strategic research advisor at Newcastle University, Peter's key expertise is in the design of electrical systems for aircraft applications and the use of cryogenic and superconducting systems.


Design process of a fully scalable fuel cell electric aircraft propulsion system for the GKN H2Gear Project

The use of a fuel cell system fueled by hydrogen gives opportunities to design a totally novel electric power system. Some of this arises from the use of liquid hydrogen as a cryogenic coolant source. The results provide significant advantages over conventional systems through the use of radical approaches. These advantages include gains in power density, scalability to large aircraft and advanced and effective protection schemes and will be described in the presentation.