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  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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We're looking for the world's brightest minds to join us in developing cutting edge research and solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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We're looking for the world's brightest minds to join us in developing cutting edge research and solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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We're looking for the world's brightest minds to join us in developing cutting edge research and solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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We're looking for the world's brightest minds to join us in developing cutting edge research and solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
  Enhancing the performance, condition, safety and reliability of offshore wind energy infrastructure systems using optimal design, inspections, structural health monitoring and structural control
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr P Dunning, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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Wind turbines are exposed to frequent structural damage increasing the cost of wind energy generation. To drive these costs down, this project will develop new automated methods for detection of structural damage to wind turbines by examining vibration responses measured by sensors attached to the structure.
  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.
  Machine Learning in Improving Offshore Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
  Dr X Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Overview. The mix of energy supply worldwide has been changed dramatically in the last few decades. In the UK, in order to tackle climate change and increasing energy consumption, there has been a clear movement from fossils towards renewable and sustainable energy sources.
  Economic and environmental impact analysis of wind turbine based on alternative materials (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/CHEUNG)
  Dr W Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Cleaner environmental technologies offer various benefits such as reduced emissions, less waste and cost savings from minimum energy and resource requirements during production and operation.
  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].
  New EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures

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A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Strathclyde will train researchers to PhD level in wind and marine energy.
  New EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures

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A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Strathclyde will train researchers to PhD level in wind and marine energy.
  New EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures

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A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Strathclyde will train researchers to PhD level in wind and marine energy.
  Integrated Aero/Hydro/Structural Analysis and Multi-objective Optimisation of Floating Wind Turbines
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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Floating wind energy is potentially a highly scalable future energy source. Almost 80% of the Europe wind resources are in waters with +60 m depth, where floating offshore wind turbines are deemed to be the natural solutions.
  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.
  Electricity Grid Infrastructure Enabling Peer-to-Peer Electricity Trade and Internet of Energy Applications
  Dr A Gowaid, Dr D Chen, Prof T Jafry
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-009. Millions of people worldwide suffer from lack of reliable electric energy supply.
  Autonomous Systems for Offshore Wind O&M – Strategies, Guidelines, and Tools; Engineering – PhD (Funded)
  Dr A Pillai, Dr L Johanning
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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This PhD at the University of Exeter is sponsored by EDF Energy which is at the forefront of the drive towards low carbon electricity generation.
  Process Simulation and Integration of Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) in the Context of Wind Electricity
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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With the penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the national electricity grid, it is increasingly challenging to balance the electricity demand and generation.
  Process Simulation and Integration of Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) in the Context of Wind Electricity
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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With the penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the national electricity grid, it is increasingly challenging to balance the electricity demand and generation.
  Condition monitoring of permanent magnet machines
  Dr K Gyftakis
Application Deadline: 11 April 2020

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3-phase Permanent Magnet (PM) machines are used as motors and generators in various modern applications such as the electric transportation, wind energy harvesting and industry.
  Enhanced structural design for floating offshore wind turbines
  Dr A Bagheri Sabbagh, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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Wind turbines are one of the renewable sources of energy which is becoming a sustainable alternative way to produce energy, and which is growing fast all around the world.
  Centres for Doctoral Training - 4 Year PhD Studentships

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850m a year.
  Synthetic storage within hybrid diesel microgrids
  Prof M Negnevitsky
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Tasmania offers you a great lifestyle and a truly exceptional study experience in a unique natural environment.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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In planning and sizing of hybrid energy systems the conflicting objectives cost and performance are to be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-2].
  Conditional monitoring and fault prognosis for renewable energy systems (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/GAO)
  Dr D Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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Renewable energy has contributed more and more proportions of electricity generations in the UK, Europe and around the world. Renewable energy equipments/systems such as wind turbines, photovoltaics and so forth would be subjected to faults or malfunctions due to the age or unexpected events.
  Graphene mediated erosion resistant protection for wind turbine blades (Advert Ref: RDFC19-R/EE/MCE/ELMARAKBI)
  Prof A Elmarakbi
Application Deadline: 13 November 2019

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In collaboration with Applied Graphene Materials UK Ltd (https://www.appliedgraphenematerials.com), the Northumbria University is looking for a PhD candidate to develop and design new graphene related materials with high erosion resistance for wind turbine blade.
  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.
  Joint PhD with RWTH Aachen: Novel flowable lithium-ion battery
  Prof A Ellis, Prof M Wessling
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Significant advancement in electrochemical storage materials and energy storage systems has been made in the past few decades. Among these, redox flow batteries (RFB) have paved the way for storing a large amount of renewable energy created through solar or wind sources.
  Aurora caused by energetic proton precipitation into the polar atmosphere
  Dr D Whiter, Dr R Fear, Prof B Lanchester
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. The aurora is a result of energised charged particles (electrons and protons) travelling down the Earth’s magnetic field lines and colliding with the neutral atmosphere.
  Fine-scale electric fields and Joule heating from observations of the Aurora
  Dr R Fear, Dr D Whiter, Prof B Lanchester
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. The Earth’s aurora borealis (northern lights) are a spectacular natural phenomenon.
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