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PEMD 2018

The 9th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

17 - 19 April 2018 | Liverpool ACC, Liverpool, UK

CPD 18 hours

About the conference

PEMD is a world-leading forum for industry and academia to meet, publish results of research and technical advances and share knowledge in the power electronics, machines and drives community.

Returning for the 9th iteration, the IET International PEMD Conference promises a high quality, technically focussed programme through our conference scope. It will feature peer reviewed content plus tutorial sessions and keynote presentations as well as a host of unrivalled networking opportunities with the leaders of the industry at the sell-out exhibition

PEMD carries a very prestigious past and present reputation and is a proven platform to bring together hundreds of power electronics, machines and drives specialists, from across the globe, showcasing the very latest advances and applications and providing an insight into the technology roadmaps of the components, systems, process and materials that are driving innovation in this sector.

The call for papers is open and the PEMD Organising Committee invites you to submit abstracts for peer review through the technical scope developed by experts for experts.



The PEMD sector is subject to enormous innovation and growth, and keeping abreast of technology and market trends is ever more important. We aim to bring into one place, information on all relevant activities (within and without the IET), and develop a series of low cost seminars / colloquia to supplement the headline IET PEMD and ACDC Conferences.

This is a network aiming to serve the PEMD community. It is open to IET members and non-members.

Chairman’s welcome

Maamar Benarous (photo)  

Maamar Benarous

Chief Engineer -Motors and Drives, Goodrich Actuation Systems

"Preparations are underway for PEMD 2018 and as Chairman, I would like to be the first to welcome you.

"PEMD provides an international forum for hundreds of power electronics, machines and drives specialists to share experiences, new ideas, and developments in design, operation, analysis, and practical application and optimisation of electric machines, drive systems and components.

"PEMD 2016 saw a record number of both high quality papers presented and conference attendees, and our aim is to supercede this in 2018.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to present your work to the world experts in motor drive systems from both industry and academia.

"I look forward to receiving your submissions and greeting you in 2018 to the City of Liverpool – a city of culture, heritage and people."

What people say about PEMD

“All in all a very good conference and great experience.”

“Good participation from all over the world. A good opportunity to connect with many people around the world.”

“PEMD is one of the best power electronics events.”

“It’s the only UK conference in power electronics and machines which brings the community together.”

Previous highlights

PEMD 2018 took place in Glasgow featuring over 250 peer-reviewed and published papers on key industry themes including:

  • HF converter applications
  • Induction machines
  • Aerospace systems
  • HVDC and converters
  • Wind power (onshore and offshore)
  • Industrial applications

We welcomed over 400 power system specialists from both industry and academia in 35 different countries.

2016 photos

Who attends PEMD?

PEMD world map (image)