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University of Lincoln
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About Chris Bingham

Chris Bingham received the B.Eng. degree in Electronic Systems and Control Engineering, from Sheffield City Polytechnic, in 1989, and the M.Sc.(Eng.) degree in Control Systems Engineering, at the University of Sheffield, in 1990. He was awarded a Ph.D. by Cranfield University, U.K., in 1994, for research on control systems to accommodate non-linear dynamic effects in aerospace flight-surface actuators. From 1994 to 2010, Dr Bingham held academic positions at the University of Sheffield, as a researcher and Senior Lecturer. He now holds the position of Professor of Energy Conversion in the School of Engineering at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Department Responsibilities

Professor of Energy Conversion and Associate Head of School of Engineering, University of Lincoln, UK. Co-Founder, School of Engineering, University of Lincoln. Director of Research (Engineering) Principal Admissions Tutor (Engineering) REF (2014) Co-ordinator (Engineering)


  • 1994 PhD Cranfield University (RMCS), UK Application of Variable Structure Control Methods to Actuat
  • 1990 MSc(Eng) Department of ACSE, The University of Sheffield, UK. Control Engineering. Thesis: ‘D
  • 1989 BEng (Hons) Sheffield HU, UK. Electronic Systems and Control (sandwich).
  • 1986 HND Sheffield HU, UK. Microprocessor Systems Technology. Transfer to BEng after year 1


  • ‘High torque, 3-degree of freedom spherical permanent magnet actuators’, EPSRC; G.Jewell & C
  • ‘Enabling technologies for ‘more electric’ aircraft’, EPSRC Platform Grant; D. Howe; G W Jew
  • ‘Model Predictive Control for Energy Management in All/More-Electric Vehicles’, EPSRC; C M Bingh
  • ‘Novel power electronic converters for deep-sea underwater vehicles’; CASE award in association
  • ‘Reduction of torsional oscillations using direct torque feedback for automotive and industrial ap
  • ‘Free-Piston Energy Converter (FPEC)’; EC-Framework V, D.Howe, J.Wang, C.M.Bingham, 520k€ (tot
  • ‘Zero Emission Small vehicle with integrated high Temperature battery and FUel CelL’ (ZESTFUL),
  • ‘Energy Efficient Electric Urban Transport’; DTI Programme on Environmentally Friendly Transport
  • ‘SECTOR-optimised sensorless control systems for rare-earth brushless traction motors ’; DTI Pro
  • ‘Development of a new electronic heating control system for domestic applications’, Yorkshire Fo
  • ‘Advanced cell state of function models for HEV operation’, D. A. Stone, C. M. Bingham, EPSRC Re
  • ‘Intelligent Building Temperature Control’; in association with Pegler Ltd, EU Objective 1: Rese
  • ‘Ultra-efficient electrical machines and drives for EVs and HEVs; TSB Technology Programme, Nissan
  • ‘Direct Drive Generators’, Siemens Wind Power, Denmark, Z. Q. Zhu, C. M. Bingham, £550k.
  • ‘Wind-power Permanent-magnet Generation Systems of High Reliability, Efficiency and Power-Density
  • ‘RMS Data Analysis for a global fleet of gas Turbines’, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, C.M.B
  • Ultra Battery Feasibility - Investigation into the combined battery-supercapacitor for hybrid electr
  • ‘RMS Sensor validation for a global fleet of gas Turbines’, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, C
  • ‘Multi-body Advanced Airship for Transport (MAAT)’, EU FP7, P.Stewart, C. M. Bingham, ~€400k,
  • ‘Remote Sensing for diagnostics and Prognostics on Industrial Gas Turbines’, Siemens Industrial


1995: Procedes Techniques de Construction (Paris, France). Development and digital (DSP-based) implementation of non-linear algorithms for controlling the amplitude & frequency of electrically actuated vibratory pile-drivers. 1995: Lucas Aerospace (Bradford). Modelling and validation of control systems for autonomous aerospace vehicles. 1996: British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. Development and realisation of controllers for high-temperature active radial magnetic bearing systems. 1997: DERA (Chertsey) Contribution to feasibility study for the proposed development of an ‘all-electric’, six-wheel-drive military vehicle. 1999: ‘Feasibility study on replacement of electro-hydraulically actuated thrusters by electro-mechanical thrusters, on deep-sea underwater vehicles’, Slingsby Engineering Ltd, C.M.Bingham, £15k. 2000: ‘Development of low-cost microcontroller-based brushless-dc motor controller for mass market sectors’, C M Bingham, D A Stone, SEVCON Ltd., £13.3k. 2000: ‘Behavioural modelling and digital control of low-power switched mode power converters’. Philips Research Laboratories, Aachen, Germany, C M Bingham, D.A.Stone. £135k. 2001: Donation of electrical machines and drives laboratory teaching equipment; (Control Techniques Ltd), C M Bingham, N Schofield ˜£100k. 2001: ‘Development and realisation of active filter systems for ‘more-electric’ aircraft’. TRW Aeronautical Systems. C.M.Bingham, £24k. 2001: TRW Aerospace Design and realisation of 2× 30kW brushless-dc drive systems for demonstrating the influence of electromechanical flight control surface actuation systems, on power quality in ‘more-electric’ aircraft at Boeing Corporation (Seattle, USA). 2001: ‘Electromechanically actuated aircraft braking systems for civil aircraft,’ Dunlop Aviation Braking Systems Ltd (Coventry). C.M.Bingham, N.Schofield, K.Atallah, £66k. 2001: ‘Support to TRW for testing of electrohydrostatic actuation system for ‘more-electric’ aircraft, C.M.Bingham, N. Schofield, 2001, £3k. 2002: ‘Sensorless control of PM brushless machines’; Northrop/Connekt (formally TRW Automotive)), £14k. 2002: ‘Feasibility study into unidirectional force/motion generation for machines of low observability’, BAe Systems (Operations) Ltd. C.M.Bingham, £14k. 2002: Fiat (CRF-Italy), Traxis (Alstom-Netherlands) Development and support of power electronic drive system for an EC-funded programme on ‘Energy Optimised Traction Systems for Electric Vehicles’. 2004: Sensorless Control of Demonstrator Actuation Systems’; in association with Goodrich Actuation Systems (UK), C.M.Bingham, £32k. 2004: ‘Design and realisation of a digitally controlled 30kW power inverter for flight control surface actuators’; in association with Goodrich Actuation Systems (UK), C.M.Bingham, £10k. 2006: ‘Electromagnetic damping for a landing gear’; in association with Goodrich Actuation Systems (UK), K. Atallah, J. Wang, Z. Q. Zhu, C.M.Bingham, £19k. 2006: SUAVE in association with Rolls-Royce (Derby). C.M.Bingham, D. Powell, £59k. 2006: ‘Actuation systems for aerospace’; in association with Messier-Bugatti, K. Atallah, D. Howe, C.M.Bingham, £111,400. 2007: ‘Analysis of power cables for high power transmission for deep-sea (upto 9km) applications’, C. M. Bingham, D. A. Stone, DeepteK £10k, 2007. 2008: ‘Electric Vehicle Energy Management Systems’; in association with Lotus & Scottish ITI Energy, P. Stewart, C. M. Bingham, £10k. 2008: ‘Smart EV Research vehicle’—CENEX lease from Daimler Chrysler, C. M. Bingham. 2008: ‘Parallel Single-Phase Inverters for Fuel-cell Systems’, Volvo, Gotenburg, Sweden, C. M. Bingham, £5k. 2008: DeepteK (Dundee, Scotland) : Analysis of power cables for high power transmission for deep-sea (upto 9km) applications’. 2009: Airbus (Bristol), KTA Industrial Mathematics Division. Internship for PhD student (D. Williams), C. M. Bingham. 2009: ‘Energy Storage Systems’ Lotus Engineering, E4 Tech, Carbon Trust, C.M.Bingham, P. Stewart (Salford University), £24k 2009: IDUS, Investigation into power transmission over significant air-gaps, £3k. 2011: Donation of electrical machines and drives laboratory teaching equipment; (Control Techniques Ltd), C M Bingham, ~£60k. 2011: ‘AT&T Williams F1’, technical consultant, £6k. 2012: Libertine, ‘CFD analysis of Free Piston Energy Converter’, £8k. 2012: E2V (Lincoln), ‘Retainer for College of Science Consultancy’, £26k

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Professional Affiliations

  • Member IET
  • Member IEEE