Kent Hamilton

Engineer - HTS Machines
Robinson Research Institute


Kent Hamilton started at Victoria University of Wellington in 2016 after spending some time in the United Kingdom working on robotics for the building industry. His work at Robinson Research Institute has focused on developing superconducting motors and generators. As well as the design of these machines he has worked on the supporting technologies, in particular the development of low AC loss Roebel cable for alternating current superconducting machines, and flux pumps for wireless power transfer across cryogenic boundaries to enable low power, high field superconducting magnets.

Research areas

Kent's areas of research expertise are in superconductivity and magnetism. He has a particular focus on superconducting machines for industrial machines, such as motors, generators, transformers and the technologies that support these.


  • Master of Engineering from University of Canterbury
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) from the University of Auckland