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  Non-isolated DC/DC converters based on Modular Multilevel Converters for application in high power DC transmission grids
  Prof D Jovcic
Applications accepted all year round

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Aberdeen HVDC research centre is offering a PhD research project on the topic of high-power DC/DC converters using MMC technology.
  Power balance electromagnetic propagation models
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr J Dawson
Applications accepted all year round

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In order to efficiently model electromagnetic propagation in large complex environments, power balance methods can be used. The objective of this project is to develop new aspects of the power balance model to allow it to give improved results in a number of scenarios such as.
  Investigation of techniques for nonlinear frequency conversion of high power fibre lasers to the visible wavelength band
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof A Clarkson
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Optoelectronics Research Centre. Supervisor. Prof. Andy Clarkson. Co-supervisor. Dr Peter Shardlow.
  PhD in Wide-Bandgap-Enabled Power Electronics for Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles
  Dr S Jahdi
Applications accepted all year round

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Help tackle the big issues in global warming by enhancing green energy generation and consumption through next-gen power electronic solutions.
  Virtual reality energy system simulation for future zero mission power generation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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With the steady increase in the penetrations of wind and other renewable energy to the power generation mix, conventional power generations are required to operate with more flexibility, wider fuel date and substantially lower emission.
  PhD in SiC and GaN Power Electronics: Innovative semi-conductor materials, GaN and SiC, offer significant design and performance-based benefits over silicon and are a real competitive advantage.
  Prof B Stark
Applications accepted all year round

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Innovative semi-conductor materials, GaN and SiC, offer significant design and performance-based benefits over silicon and are a real competitive advantage.
  Modula Multilevel Converter design for application in high power DC/DC converters
  Prof D Jovcic
Applications accepted all year round

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Aberdeen HVDC research centre is offering a PhD research project on the topic of high-power DC/DC converters using MMC technology.
  Robust power converter design and analysis
  Dr C Crabtree, Dr P Matthews
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Offshore Wind Energy Power Converters and Reliability. Department of Engineering, Durham University.
  Modelling and Simulation of Closed Cycle Gas Turbine for Power Generation using Solar and/or Nuclear Heat Sources
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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To meet the ever increasing energy demand worldwide, closed cycle gas turbine power plants have the potential to complement the conventional coal-fired power plants and the open cycle gas turbine power plants.
  Zero emissions power plants through combustion optimisation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The combustion of fossil fuels for power generation will remain to play a significant role to meet the increasing energy demand in the foreseeable future.
  Power system optimisation under intermittent energy sources
  Dr P Date
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will address optimisation of power distribution under intermittent energy sources (such as wind power) with unpredictable output.
  Deposition prevention for future power stations – an international collaboration with USA
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The concern over the environment impact of burning fossil fuels for power generation and fluctuations in the fuel price have led to the power plants increasingly using variable fuels and biomass.
  Development of power-scalable and wavelength-flexible fibre lasers in the two-micron wavelength band to serve the needs of emerging applications in medicine and materials processing
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof A Clarkson
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Supervisor. Prof. Andy Clarkson. Co-supervisor. Dr Peter Shardlow. Optoelectronics Research Centre. Two-micron fibre laser technology has the potential to yield a wealth of new applications in areas such as industrial laser processing, medicine, defence and optical communications.
  Advanced Power Systems with Composite Structures for the Electrification of Aerospace
  Prof G Burt, Dr P Norman
Application Deadline: 20 September 2019

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A three-year funded PhD project (PhD-AEP1) in advanced aero-electrical power systems with composite structures is offered by the aero-electrical research team within the Institute for Energy & Environment.
  Integrated Electrical-Material Systems for New Power Systems and the Electrification of Aerospace
  Prof G Burt, Dr P Norman
Application Deadline: 20 September 2019

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A three-year funded PhD project (Phd-AEP2) in advanced aero-electrical power systems with composite structures is offered by the aero-electrical research team within the Institute for Energy & Environment.
  Delivering Sustainable Energy Solutions to Ports
  Prof W Holderbaum
Applications accepted all year round

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"Ports are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions as they have to move up to 10,000 containers a day from ship to road or rail transport and correspondingly in the reverse direction from land transport onto ships.
  Advanced power supplies for novel plasma applications
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas plasmas generate reactive environments at low temperature that can trigger chemical and bio-chemical processes that are hard to initiate by other means.
  Development of Novel Functional Intermediate Layers for Power Electronics Integration - Ref: CL2UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Power electronics are widely used in electric and hybrid vehicles (EHV), aerospace crafts, renewable power components and traction control systems.
  Granular Computing for Power Electronics Circuits Optimisation
  Dr M Abbod
Applications accepted all year round

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Granular computing is an emerging computing paradigm of information processing. It concerns the processing of complex information entities called information granules, which arise in the process of data abstraction and derivation of knowledge from information.
  Advanced manufacturing processes to enable the heterogeneous integration of power electronics - Ref: CL1UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Heterogeneous integration of power devices refers to the assembly of separately manufactured power semiconductors, passive components and control elements into a single package, i.e.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion-4 year PhD Studentship

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The CDT in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion (PESEP) is a joint venture between Newcastle and Nottingham Universities.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  Toward a new generation of high-power THz radiation sources
  Dr M Hasan, Prof Y-C Huang
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Despite the great development of electromagnetic radiation sources in the 20th century; sources in the THz band, creating the “THz gap” in the electromagnetic spectrum.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion-4 year PhD Studentship

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The CDT in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion (PESEP) is a joint venture between Newcastle and Nottingham Universities.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  Performance Assessment and Flexibility Study of Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Integrated with Intensified Solvent Based Carbon Capture
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Natural gas-fired (mainly combined cycle gas turbine) power plants are becoming increasingly popular due to its cleaner nature. Solvent based carbon capture is the most matured technology for commercial deployment in natural gas-fired power plants.
  Process Modelling and Flexibility Study of Coal-Fired Power Plants Integrated with Intensified Solvent Based Carbon Capture
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Coal is the major primary energy source in many countries such as China and India. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single sources of CO2 emissions.
  Power Generation in rural communities
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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For electrification projects to be successful, they must be suitable for the needs of the communities using them.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in The effect of non-neutral winds on wind power aerodynamics
  Dr M Placidi, Dr P Hancock
Applications accepted all year round

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Renewable sources provided 29.3% of the electricity generated in the UK in 2017, with offshore wind turbines producing some 21% of that, and registering an increased capacity of 27% during the same year [1]; these trends are predicted to grow in line with 2030 and 2050 targets [2].
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