Phil H. Mellor received the B.Eng. and Ph.D .degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Liverpool University, Liverpool, U.K., in 1978 and 1981, respectively.
He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K. Prior to this, he held academic posts at The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K. (1986 to 1990) and The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K. (1990 to 2000). His research activities include high-efficiency electric drives, and actuation and generation systems for application in more electric aircraft and hybrid-electric vehicles.