EFATS2023: 3rd International Workshop on Emissions Free Air Transport Through Superconductivity

3, 4 and 5 October 2023

3, 4 and 5 October 2023
Bristol, UK


Registration is open on EventBrite.

Rate are available for speakers, staff and students.

People accompanying delegates for the dinner are welcome to register to attend the dinner.

Contact us for group rates of 3 or more delegates.

Exhibitors are also welcome; please contact alastair.stewart@macresco.co.uk for more information.


EFATS2023 will be an in person workshop, held in Bristol, UK. It will not be broadcast online.

The workshop venue will be the Hilton Doubletree Bristol North.

The workshop Dinner will be held at Aerospace Bristol; people accompanying delegates are welcome to join us for dinner for a Dinner Fee – please register at Eventbrite.

Programme Overview

  • 3 October pm: Tour of Superconductivity laboratories at the University of Bath; early evening: Welcome Reception at Bath
  • 4 October am & pm: Workshop Day 1 – technical presentations, discussions, data gathering, and networking; evening: Reception and Dinner at Aerospace Bristol
  • 5 October am & pm: Workshop Day 2 – technical presentations, discussions, data gathering, and networking; Tour of Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) and Tour of GKN Global Technical Centre (GTC)

Note the 2023 workshop will not be broadcast and cannot be attended virtually.


Martin Wilson

Superconductivity – Reliability and Fault Tolerance in Superconducting Systems




Markus Mueller

University of Edinburgh

Challenges of Offshore Wind

Ludovic Ybanez

Airbus UpNext

Rod Badcock

Paihau, Robinson Research Institute

New Zealand Programme on Electric Aviation

Sastry Pamidi

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering


Emelie Nilsson

Airbus UpNext


Weija Yuan

Strathclyde University

Cryogenic Three-Phase Power Inverter for Hybrid-Electric and All-Electric Aircraft

Mohammad Yazdani-Asrami

Glasgow University

Extra Fast Surrogate Model for Applied Superconductivity in Electric Aircraft Systems

Shirley Pei

University of Bath

Superconducting DC Distribution Network

  Rémi Dorget



Francesco Dioguardi

Stirling Cryogenics


Darja Gačnik

University of Twente

Design and Validation of the Subcooled L-N2 Heat Exchangers for the ASCEND Demonstrator

Ziad Melhem Oxford Quantum Solutions Ltd Ziad Melhem

Superconducting Global Alliance


Cesca Molyneux



Mike Tomsic

Hypertech Research


Workshop Topics and Submissions

We’re looking for papers and presentations at this workshop on the following topics:

  • Machines (generators/motors)

  • Propulsion network (cables, fault current limiting, circuit breakers)

  • Energy conversion (power electronics and energy storage)

  • Cryogenics, including fuel systems

  • Aircraft integration

  • Ground based operational support & infrastructure, (refuelling, maintenance)

  • Commercial operations

  • Fundamental superconductivity research relevant to HTS propulsion

  • Lessons learned from relevant fields (FuSuMa, HiScale, ZeroAvia, etc)

  • Commercial opportunities

  • Financial investments and funding streams

Presentation Abstract Submission

To submit a talk proposal, please complete and submit this simple form by 28 April 2023. All abstracts will be considered by the Local Organising Committee, and a programme agreed. Admin will contact confirmed speakers by the end of May 2023, and thereafter work with each speaker to ensure programme requirements are fulfilled.

If applicable, enter the name of presenter's research group, team, business unit, etc