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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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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 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.
  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.
  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).
  Electrical Steels: Magnetic properties enhancement using alternative manufacturing processes
  Dr D Evans
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Working with the AFRC’s Tier 1 Members this PhD proposal is a collaboration between Cogent-Power and AFRC on the development and advancement of electric steel (E-steel) technologies for electrical vehicles.
  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.
  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.
  Edge Computing and Networking for Photovoltaic Power Control Systems
  Dr J Ma, Dr K L Man, Dr Y Hu
Applications accepted all year round

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Distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation is growing rapidly due to renewable-energy policies, business innovation, and new technology.
  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.
  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.
  USW DTA Energy Studentship: Optimised drive topologies for energy efficient electric aircraft platform
  Dr R Navaratne
Application Deadline: 18 October 2019

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USW is part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Energy, a University Alliance initiative which aims to deliver a new approach to postgraduate research opportunities.
  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.
  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.
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