Dr Ehsan Abdi

Ehsan Abdi
BSc, MPhil, PhD

Ehsan Abdi is the founder and director of Wind Technologies Limited in Cambridge, where he has led the commercialisation of the brushless doubly-fed machine for wind power applications. He graduated from Cambridge University with the MPhil and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He obtained his BSc degree in the same subject from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in 2002. Dr Abdi has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, among which are IET Young Professional Paper Award, The Scientific Instrument Maker Award and a runner-up for the IET Innovation in Engineering Award. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and his main research interests include electrical machines and drives, electric vehicles, wind power generation, and electrical measurements and instrumentation.


2007 - Now

Wind Technologies Ltd | Founder & Director

2009 - 2018

Churchill College, University of Cambridge | Fellow

2007 - 2018

Cambridge University Engineering Department | Embedded Researcher


2019 - 2020

Southampton Business School | MSc in Digital Business

2004 - 2006

Cambridge University | PhD in Electrical Engineering

2003 - 2004

Cambridge University | MPhil in Electrical Engineering

1998 - 2002

Sharif University of Technology | BSc in Electrical Engineering

Most Recent Publications


S. Abdi, E. Abdi, R. McMahon, “A New Iron Loss Model for Brushless Doubly-Fed Machines with Hysteresis and Field Rotational Losses”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2021.3075629.


A. Oraee, R. McMahon, E. Abdi, S. Abdi, S. Ademi, “Influence of Pole-pair Combinations on the Characteristics of the Brushless Doubly Fed Induction Generator”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 1151-1159, 2020.


S. Abdi, E. Abdi, H. Toshani, R. McMahon, “Vibration Analysis of Brushless Doubly Fed Machines in the Presence of Rotor Eccentricity”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 1372-1380, 2020.


S. Abdi; M. Tatlow; E. Abdi; R. McMahon, S. Amiri “A New Fault Diagnosis Approach for Brushless Doubly Fed Machines for Wind Turbine Generator Applications”, Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM2020), pp. 1266-1272, August 2020, Sweden.

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