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Nicholas Nagel

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor

Nicholas J. Nagel received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1989. After working in industry for four years, he received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1995, 1996, and 1998, respectively. He has focused on control of electric machinery. Dr. Nagel has worked in the aerospace business for the past 18 years, first with MPC Products in Chicago, and now with Triumph Aerospace Systems – Seattle. While in Chicago, Dr. Nagel was an affiliate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he taught courses in control systems and electric machines & drives.

Research areas:

  • Controls
  • Electric Machines
  • Drives
  • Power Electronics

Courses:

  • EE 453 – Electric Drives
  • EE 534 – Power Electronics
  • PMP EE 557 – Dynamics of Controlled Systems
  • PMP EE 560 – Advanced Electric Machines and Drives
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Representative Publications

  • Electric Motors and Drives in the Aerospace Industry (Messinger Lecture)., Presented at The Twenty Fourth Annual Conference on Properties and Applications of Magnetic Materials, Chicago, IL, May 9-11, 2005.
  • Transportation Applications of Adjustable Speed Drives, IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Co-Organizer, October 2002.
  • Adjustable Speed Drives Transportation Industry Needs Part II: R&D and Aeropropulsion., Miller, John M., Steven Schultz, Brendan Conlon, Mark Duvall, M. David Kankam, Nick Nagel., In Proc. of IEEE, Vehicular Technology Conf., Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-9, 2003.
  • Adjustable Speed Drives Transportation Industry Needs Part I: Automotive., Miller, John M., Steven Schultz, Brendan Conlon, Mark Duvall, M. David Kankam, Nick Nagel., In Proc. of IEEE, Vehicular Technology Conf., Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-9, 2003.
  • Modeling of a Saturated Switched Reluctance Motor Using an Operating Point Analysis and the Unsaturated Torque Equation., Nagel, N.J., R.D. Lorenz., In Proc. of IEEE, IAS Annual Tech. Conf., Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 3-7, 1999, Vol. 4. pp. 2219-2226, and to appear in IEEE Trans. on Ind. Appl. in May/June 2000.
  • Complex Rotating Vector Methods for Smooth Torque Control of a Saturated Switched Reluctance Motor., Nagel, N.J., R.D. Lorenz., In Proc. of IEEE, IAS Annual Tech. Conf., Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 3-7, 1999, Vol. 4, pp. 2591-2598.

Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign