Welcome

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I’m Will Midgley, senior lecturer in mechatronics and control engineering at Loughborough University in the UK.

Here you’ll find a summary of my research and teaching, as well as some thoughts on research and the world of academia. If you’d like to get in touch through social media, my LinkedIn and Twitter are below. Otherwise, feel free to send me an email.

Recent posts

  • Using Intermittent Electrification to Reduce Rail Emissions
    The journal of Railway Engineering Science has published my most recent paper, entitled An investigation into intermittent electrification strategies and an analysis of resulting CO2 emissions using a high-fidelity train model. The paper is open access and […]
  • Digital Displacement for Hybrid Trucks
    The Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering has published a new article of mine, entitled Modelling and Experimental Validation of the Performance of a Digital Displacement® Hydraulic Hybrid Truck. I did this work in partnership […]
  • High-Fidelity Bi-Mode Rail Vehicle Model
    The Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit has published a new article of mine, entitled Development and control of a rail vehicle model to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide […]
  • The Value of Industrial Placements for Companies and Students
    [I recently posted about why industrial placements are great on Twitter and LinkedIn, but thought I would expand a bit here.] Recently, I sat in (virtually) on the final presentation for one of my industrial placement students. They had […]