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  Low Power Design of FPGA Systems
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof A M Tyrrell, Dr G Tempesti
Applications accepted all year round

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Field programmable Gate Arrays are becoming the device of choice for many (most) digital systems. They offer the flexibility of software with the performance of hardware.
  Interconnecting two HVDC links using non-isolated DC/DC Converter
  Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR, Prof D Jovcic
Applications accepted all year round

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High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology has been recognized as a solution for long-distance bulk-power transmission, asynchronous AC systems interconnections, interconnection of different regions requiring submarine and underground cables, and transmission of offshore wind power to shore.
  Planning and Design of Distribution Networks with Integration of Smart Grid Technologies
  Research Group: Communication and Networks
  Dr G Mokryani
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK Government’s target is to achieve 15% of electricity generation from renewable energy sources (RES) by 2020. The installation of large amounts of RES in distribution networks introduces several economic and technical challenges to distribution network operators (DNOs).
  Theoretical and numerical studies of relativistic laser-plasma interaction and applications
  Prof Z Sheng
Applications accepted all year round

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You might be a potential candidate if you are interested in using high performance computing to discover novel physics or solve key problems in high intensity laser-matter interactions and their applications, particularly in advanced particle accelerators and radiation sources (from THz to X-rays).
  GaN Current Sensors for Advanced Power Electronics
  Dr S Faramehr
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The recent progress in development of power electronic applications, such as multistage and multilevel converters, advanced drives and regenerative electrical conversion, emphasised the need for new hardware components for current measurements.
  Achieving an optimal trade-off between power system stability/hosting capacity and energy peak by implementing demand side management in home microgrids (H-MG)s in the neighbourhood systems (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/MARZBAND)
  Dr M Marzband
Applications accepted all year round

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I am recruiting some PhD students for a project regarding the optimal planning and operation of so many H-MGs in the neighbourhood system (with up to a few thousand customers) with the aim of hosting capacity and voltage stability improvement in the network.
  Development of a digitally-enabled regulatory environment for fusion power plants
  Prof EA Patterson, Prof R Taylor
Applications accepted all year round

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Digital twins are beginning to transform design processes for complex systems in a number of industries.
  Developing advanced models for future power generation technologies
  Prof M Pourkashanian, Prof L Ma
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a competitive fully funded PhD Studentship starting in 2019. The studentship will support a highly motivated researcher to undertake cutting edge research on developing advanced models that are relevant to future energy and power generation technologies.
  PhD Cost-Effective Generator & MVDC Integration for Wind Farms
  Dr A Egea
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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A 48 month fully-funded industrial PhD studentship to investigate new DC collection systems for wind farms & new turbine drive train technologies to minimise capital and maintenance costs, and increase system reliability and efficiency.
  Modelling and design of semiconductor laser sources for high-power and ultrafast operations
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr E Avrutin
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will build on the previous work on both ultrafast and high-power laser sources to model numerally and to design coherent arrays of semiconductor lasers capable of emitting powers in the range of hundreds of milliwatts to watts and above.
  Empowering consumers in threatening market contexts
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr M Zawisza, Dr D McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Ice accretion on wind turbine blades
  Dr Y Lin, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The abundant wind resource in cold and high altitude regions in the world is attractive for the increasing demand for renewable wind power production.
  Grid Integration of Doubly-Fed Wind Turbine Generators (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/JOVANOVIC)
  Dr M Jovanovic
Applications accepted all year round

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The Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) is one of the most popular and widely used technologies for wind power applications with limited variable speed ranges (e.g.
  Energy Management of Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids
  Research Group: Communication and Networks
  Dr G Mokryani
Applications accepted all year round

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Microgrids are small, self-controlled systems embedding distributed energy resources and loads, which can be operated in either grid-connected or islanded mode.
  Millimetre Wave & Microwave RF Circuits and Systems
  Mr E Ball
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited on the theme described below, as part of The University of Sheffield’s Communications Research Group and the Advanced Radio Technology Centre.
  High Power Renewable Energy Nano Catalysis – Fundamental and Applied Electrochemistry
  Prof A Schechter
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of a low-cost, high-performance fuel cell is hindered by the lack of an active and electrocatalysts at the anode and cathode.
  Fabrication and characterization of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs as post-silicon semiconductor devices for power applications
  Prof S Dimitrijev, Dr H Moghadam
Applications accepted all year round

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Queensland Microtechnology Facility at Griffith University, Australia, provides a leading research environment for the development of next generation SiC- and GaN-based power semiconductor devices.
  Investigating Noise in Ageing Cellular Power Stations
  Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, Electrical Engineering (Biological knowledge not required).
  Alternative energy vectors for future power and propulsion
  Dr R Balachandran
Application Deadline: 29 September 2019

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Gas turbines are essential components of the future energy mix, with applications in power generation and aviation. In preparation for large-scale decarbonisation in the energy sector, manufacturers are developing gas turbines which can operate on sustainable fuels (biogas, syngas, ammonia, hydrogen).
  The development of a fuel cell stack (power generator) for APU applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 3 September 2019

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This project focuses on the development of a low weight, low volume portable fuel cell device that can be used either as an APU system for small military vehicles or as a power supply for soldiers’ operation.
  Low-power electronic interface for environmental sensors
  Dr S Mitra
Applications accepted all year round

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The deterioration of water quality, caused by climatic/seasonal changes, global-warming, or industrial waste etc. is a major global concern.
  Process Simulation, System Identification, Model Reduction and Process Control of Solvent Based Carbon Capture for Power Plants
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is viewed as a key technology to reduce anthropogenic CO2 emissions worldwide. We have pilot plants or even large scale commercial deployment of solvent based carbon capture plants.
  Small Power for Big Things: Micro-Thermoelectric Generator powering Internet of Things
  Dr R Huang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Supervisor. Dr Ruomeng Huang. Co-supervisor. Prof. Kees de Groot. Project description. A prestigious three-year fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Sustainable Electronic Technologies Research Group (SET) in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS).
  Next Generation Silicon Photonic Devices for Low Power and High Data Rate Applications
  Dr D Thomson, Dr A Shakoor
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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We are seeking a PhD student to join silicon photonics group at the University of Southampton which is Pioneer in the field. The group consists of around 50 researchers and postgraduate students and has a reputation of being world leader in the field of silicon photonics.
  Durability analysis in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project , the heavy duty hybrid electric vehicles is considered for the investigation. The propulsion in these trucks is based on parallel operation of a bank of lithium batteries and series of hydrogen fuel cells.
  On-board Integrated Chargers and Battery Management Systems for Electrical Vehicles (EVs)
  Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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With the increasing population and environmental constraints on the conventional transportation system, alternative cleaner and sustainable transportation systems are becoming very demanding.
  Diamond-based beta-voltaics: an ultra-long life energy solution for use in challenging environments
  Prof R B Jackman
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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There has never been a time when small, environmentally robust, power supplies have been needed more; many systems require power supplies that are both long lasting and maintenance free batteries.
  Exploiting Nonlinearities for Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting
  Dr P Alevras
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. Ever larger quantities of sensors, microcontrollers and data transmitters are installed in buildings and machinery, supplying data and information that is key for a wide range of applications, such as healthcare, energy and transport to name but a few.
  Optimal Operation of Microgrids with High Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storage Systems
  Research Group: Communication and Networks
  Dr G Mokryani
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK government’s commitment to cost-effective renewable energy as part of a diverse, low-carbon and secure energy mix requires consideration of gas and low-carbon transport fuels, nuclear power, carbon capture and storage, and renewable energy to provide energy security.
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