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  Environmental assessment of offshore wind energy devices
  Research Group: Centre For Sustainable Environments
  Prof Y Guo
Applications accepted all year round

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The installation of Offshore Wind Energy Device (OWED) will inevitably alter the flow patterns around the devices. This may enhance the sediment transport and scour around the foundation, thus leading to the instability of offshore wind energy device foundation, and further resultant failure of the whole system.
  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.
  Thermal effects and anti-icing efficiency of an icing protection system for large wind turbines
  Prof J Wang, Dr D Venetsanos, Dr Y Lin
Applications accepted all year round

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The abundant wind resource in cold and high altitude regions in the world is attractive to wind energy technologies.
  Mechanics of lightweight inter-array cables for offshore renewable installations
  Prof C Augarde, Dr W Coombs
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Offshore Wind Energy related to Geotechnical Engineering. Supervisors. Prof. Charles Augarde and Dr Will Coombs.
  Design Optimisation of Energy Saving Technologies for Energy Efficient Ships
  Dr Y Demirel, Dr W Shi, Prof M Atlar
Application Deadline: 30 July 2019

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Shipping has been, and still is, one of the most important methods of transport, with more reliance and importance now being placed on this mode of transport as a consequence of advances in shipping technology and the ability of ships to store and transport increasing capacities of goods.
  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.
  Improving the aerodynamic performance of offshore wind turbines.
  Prof S Hogg, Dr G Ingram
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in improving the aerodynamic performance of offshore wind turbines. Supervisors. Prof Simon Hogg & Dr Grant Ingram.
  Power Electronics Research Position with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and University of Edinburgh
  Prof S Finney
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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EPSRC CASE Studentship in advanced electronic power conversion for wind energy systems.
  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.
  Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance in Extreme Conditions – How will Springing and Ringing Loads Have an Influence on O&M?
  Dr X Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Overview. The mix of energy supply worldwide has 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 fossil towards renewable and sustainable energy sources.
  Aeroelastic Design and Optimisation of Wind Turbine Blades - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr T Macquart
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Wind energy’s success is undeniably linked to the economic viability of individual wind turbines and to their capabilities in producing cheap energy.
  Renewable Energy in the UK: Connecting Pasts and Futures - MscR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr M Dudley
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the project. Renewable energy use is growing globally. As we face up to climate change and the planet-altering consequences of fossil fuels, transition to renewable sources of energy is being promoted as a key step towards a more sustainable future.
  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.
  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.
  Modelling extreme wave-current conditions and their interaction with offshore renewable energy systems
  Dr S Draycott, Prof B Rogers, Prof P K Stansby
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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Summary. Extreme wave conditions determine survivability of offshore renewable energy platforms. The effect of currents has received little attention to date but is known to affect extreme wave characteristics.
  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.
  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.
  Skills Shortage Assessment and Training Provision for Local Energy Projects - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr R Chitchyan
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project.
  Virtual reality energy system simulation for future zero mission power generation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 June 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.
  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.
  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.
  Bio-inspired high-efficient arrays of tidal energy converters
  Dr IM Viola
Application Deadline: 24 May 2019

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The UK tidal sector has recently achieved remarkable progress, including deploying the first two arrays of tidal turbines (Nova Innovation and MeyGen) and deploying the world’s largest twin-rotor floating tidal turbine (Scotrenewable).
  Systems engineering of flexible demand technologies powered by renewable energy
  Research Group: Process Development and Integration
  Prof A Kiss
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The availability of cheap renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind) is dramatically changing the energy sector and the landscape of power plants.
  Combined effects of electromechanical and thermal stresses on power cables for offshore renewable energy
  Dr T Andritsch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Supervisor. Thomas Andritsch. Co-supervisor. James Pilgrim. Project description. In 2018 the UK power industry has managed to generate more than 30% of electrical power from renewables, the majority of this coming from wind turbines.
  PhD Scholarship: Econometrics for Energy and Environmental Applications

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 The National Centre for Econometric Research, housed in the School of Economics and Finance at the Queensland University of Technology is seeking high quality applications for a PhD Scholarship.
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