Mark Ainslie

Mark Ainslie

Cambridge University
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Biography

Mark Ainslie received the B.E. (Electrical & Electronic) & B.A. (Japanese) degree in from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2004, the M.Eng. degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2012. In 2011, he was awarded the European Society for Applied Superconductivity (ESAS) Young Researcher’s Award in Large Scale Applications for his PhD work on transport AC loss in high-temperature superconducting (HTS) coils. From 2012-2017, he was a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the Bulk Superconductivity Group at the University of Cambridge, where he investigated the engineering interactions of conventional, magnetic and superconducting materials for electrical applications. This work focussed on the use of HTS materials in bulk and wire form to increase the electrical and magnetic loadings of an axial gap, trapped flux-type superconducting electric machine. In July 2017, he became an EPSRC Early Career Fellow, also in the Bulk Superconductivity Group, as the principal investigator of a five-year, £1.1 million project investigating the use of bulk HTS materials in portable, high field magnet systems. His research interests cover a broad range of topics in applied superconductivity in electrical engineering, including superconducting electric machine design, bulk superconductor magnetization, numerical modeling, and interactions between conventional and superconducting materials.