Dr Jasmin Corda


Jasmin Corda graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Sarajevo in 1975 and was awarded the Dipl-Ing degree with the University's Golden Badge. (He was the University's top student in that year). He also received MSc degree from the University of Zagreb. In 1976 he was awarded the Univesity of Leeds research scholarship (one of only three available to overseas students for the whole University) for carrying out research work on doctoral thesis 'Switched Reluctance Motor as a Variable-Speed Drive'. He received the PhD degree from Leeds University in July 1979. He then returned to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, where he was Associate Professor and Head of Electric Power Department. In 1990 he moved to the University of Leeds to take academic post in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. His administrative roles in Leeds included leaderships for the Mechatronics Programme (1995-2000), Electromagnetics, Energy and Control Team (2005-2010) and Energy Systems and Drives Team (from 2011).

Dr Corda has been engaged with academic research and teaching involving Electromagnetics, Electric Circuits, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives and development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes over the period of four decades. His research work has been published in learned professional journals and presented at major international conferences. Several of his publications have become key papers in the domain of switched reluctance drives. He was a member of the research team internationally renowned for seminal work on Switched Reluctance Motors, who received the IEE Premium Award for an outstanding innovative contribution in the whole area of electrical engineering for the session 1979/80. He also received the Excellence in Design Award from Mitutoyo and Design Enginering Journal in 1994 and the Resolution of Appreciation for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the industry's technology at the International Conference on Intelligent Motion in Nuremberg 1995.

The funding sponsors of Dr Corda's research in the UK were the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and industrial companies including SR Drives Ltd, Crane Fluid Sustems Ltd and Sultzer Turbo Ltd, and before 1991 the state's and industrial organisations in former Yugoslavia including SIZ Nauke BiH, Energoinvest, Daka, Zrak and RMK Zenica.


  • Team Leader of Energy Systems and Drives

Research interests

Main Research Areas:

  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Position and Speed Transducers

The area of particular interest:

  • Switched Reluctance Drives


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • Dipl-Ing
  • CEng

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Communication and Power Networks