Mr Nurul Azim Bhuiyan
Project Assistant
Room: Open Plan Office - A_114
First Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

About Me:

Nurul Azim Bhuiyan is a Postdoctoral researcher/Project officer at ASTUTE 2020, based in the college of engineering, Swansea University. His research interests are centred on electrical generators and their application to renewable energy, especially wind turbine powertrains, automotive and aerospace. He also working on power system analysis, power electronics and control.

He studied PhD in modelling, design and optimisation of generators for large offshore wind turbine from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K in 2018. He received the M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Electrical Power from the Brunel University, London, U.K. in 2011 and B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2007.

Research interest:

  • Design of electrical generators, especially low speed, permanent magnet machines for renewables, wind, automotive and aerospace application
  • Structural analysis and optimisation of direct drive generators
  • Power system harmonic analysis and control

Areas of Expertise

  • Electromagnetic design of electrical machine
  • Structural design
  • Thermal design
  • Optimisation
  • Power system harmonic analysis and control


  1. & Optimization of offshore direct drive wind turbine generators with consideration of permanent magnet grade and temperature. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 1-1.
  2. & Optimization and comparison of flux-concentrating Nd-Fe-B generator considering variable power factor and wind conditions for a 6MW offshore wind turbine. Presented at 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2018), Glasgow, Scotland: 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2018).
  3. & (2015). Assessment of the suitability of ferrite magnet excited synchronous generators for offshore wind turbines. Copenhagen, Denmark: EWEA Offshore 2015.
  4. & On the Optimization of Generators for Offshore Direct Drive Wind Turbines. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 32(1), 348-358.
  5. & (2016). Optimisation and comparison of generators with different magnet materials for a 6MW offshore direct drive wind turbine. Presented at Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016), 8th IET International Conference on,(CP684) Glasgow, UK: 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016). doi:10.1049/cp.2016.0300

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
May 2018 Present Project Officer ASTUTE 2020 Swansea University, United Kingdom
June 2014 December 2014 Research Assistant Gaia-Wind Twenty-Twenty project University of Strathclyde
January 2014 April 2018 Teaching Assistant University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
August 2008 September 2009 Deputy Project Manager, Alliance Power Dhaka, Bangladesh
October 2007 July 2008 Assistant Engineer, TRADE Engineering Dhaka, Bangladesh

External Responsibilities

  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

    2014 - Present

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    2015 - Present

  • Member, IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES)

    2015 - Present

  • Peer Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

    2015 - Present

  • Peer Reviewer , IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

    2015 - Present

  • Peer Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy

    2015 - Present

  • Technical Advisor , Alliance Power, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    2016 - Present

Awards And Prizes

Date Description
January 2014 3 years research scholarship, University of Strathclyde
2015 Post Graduate Research Travel Award, University of Strathclyde