How a faulty electric motor can still work


About the research

"Keep the car running" is not only one of the biggest hits of Canadian rock band the Arcade Fire, it's also the theme of Lynn Verkroost PhD research. This Flanders Make-UGent-engineer wants to prevent electric cars from stopping completely when the engine breaks down. She is working on solutions to make sure electric engines can compensate for a defect so that you can still get to the garage to have your car checked.

Lynn Verkroost

From an early age, Lynn Verkroost has been amazed by how everything works. Her interest in science and technology made civil engineering training at UGent a logical choice. Since September 2017, Lynn has been working on her doctorate in the Electrical Energy Laboratory at UGent, where she is investigating how electric motors can continue to run with a defect. 

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