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  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.
  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 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.
  PhD in designing high-performance electric cars of the future.
  Prof P H Mellor
Applications accepted all year round

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Be a driving part of the Electric Revolution of transport by designing and testing affordable high-performance electric motors and be part of a global effort to reduce CO2 emissions.
  Battery Thermal Management System for Electric Vehicle (SAM35)
  Dr X Chen, Prof C Garner
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Advanced diagnostics for rapid grading/screening of electric vehicle batteries
  Dr O Curnick
Application Deadline: 13 January 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a (fully-funded) PhD studentship. This project encompasses battery diagnostics, battery management systems and vehicle network communication, industrial process integration and quality control.
  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.
  Life cycle assessment of current and future passenger transport technologies in the UK
  Dr S Parsons
Applications accepted all year round

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In the coming years, the electric powertrain is expected to replace fossil fuelled vehicles. From an environmental perspective, there are still many uncertainties when assessing the potential life cycle impacts of future powertrain technologies.
  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.
  Bi-directional high power density on-board charger using WBG devices
  Dr V Zeng
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal queries should be directed to Dr Vincent Zeng ([email protected]). A smart and high power density charger is the key power electronics converter to overcome challenges such as range anxiety, slow charging for battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
  Environmentally Friendly Aqueous Zinc Organic Batteries (EFRAZOB) (CHAOYU20SCIO)
  Dr Y Chao, Dr O Hui
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Rechargeable batteries are being widely used to power electric vehicles (EVs) and various portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, and cameras.
  EngD in Advanced Battery Diagnostic Methods Using Frequency Methods
  Research Group: Energy Systems
  Dr J Marco
Applications accepted all year round

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Funding. £16,509 for 3 years plus £4,000 top-up. Supporting company. AMETEK, Inc. Start Date. As soon as possible. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of more than $4.5 billion.
  Highly Efficient Integration of Lithium Batteries to Improve Reliability and Power Density of WBG-based Medium Voltage Direct Current Converters
  Prof N Jenkins, Dr W Ming
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project to Start January 2020. Emerging wide bandgap semiconductors (WBG) offer an opportunity to significantly improve the performance of power electronics converters by increasing switching frequency and reducing losses.
  An Operational Study of Domestic Energy Management in Western Australia
  Dr R Shah, Dr B Ray
Applications accepted all year round

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There is widespread interest in the higher adoption of distributed energy systems. Local generation in the form of solar photovoltaic systems is now standard in the Western Australian suburban areas.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities

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ReNU is an added value doctoral training programme that will create the next generation of specialists in small scale renewable and sustainable distributed energy applications.
  PhD opportunity in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis
  Dr M-A Cardin
Applications accepted all year round

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I am always looking for excellent candidates to pursue PhD studies in my research group, focusing on the theme of Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London.
  Simulation and optimisation of a spacecraft propulsion system based on a Field Reversed Configuration plasmoid using deep learning and machine learning algorithms
  Dr P Shaw
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to investigate an enabling technology for a more significant and complex system based on a High-Energy Density Electromechanical Thruster based on Stabilized Liner Compression of Plasma that could lead to manned exploration of the Solar system [1].
  Magnetic Thin Films for Energy Harvesting
  Dr K Morrison
Applications accepted all year round

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The spin Seebeck effect is a newly discovered phenomenon that manifests as the generation of a spin current when a magnetic material is subjected to a temperature gradient.
  Smart bidirectional wireless power transfer for EV applications (ZLUF2019)
  Dr Z Lin, Dr A Cross
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Electric vehicles (EV) has been recognised as a low-emission transportation solution and a potential energy storage solution.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities

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ReNU is an added value doctoral training programme that will create the next generation of specialists in small scale renewable and sustainable distributed energy applications.
  A Game-Theoretic Energy Management for Home Micro-grids (GTEM4HM) Considering Renewable Resources and Electrical Vehicles (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MPEE/MARZBAND)
  Dr M Marzband
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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National Grid’s broad intentions (2015-2025) state that the whole value of environmental costs and benefits by the optimal use of renewable resources and electric vehicles (EVs) through appropriate solutions and sustainable materials should be considered.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities

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ReNU is an added value doctoral training programme that will create the next generation of specialists in small scale renewable and sustainable distributed energy applications.
  Computational Discovery of Conduction Mechanisms in Lithium-Ion Solid Electrolytes
  Dr B Morgan
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentship in theoretical / computational chemistry is available in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath.
  Li-ion Batteries; Recovery and Reconditioning
  Prof E Kendrick
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded 4-year Faraday Institution studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Oxidic Nanomaterials for High Density Storage in Li-ion Batteries
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Hickey, Dr W Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The oxides of a number of materials are very appealing candidates as substitutes for conventional anodes in lithium-ion batteries because of their high theoretical capacity, high electric conductivity low potential of lithium ion intercalation, as well as superior electron mobilities, with one such material, SnO2 being particularly appealing.
  Design the next generation of electromagnetic systems for 3D printing applications
  Dr J Katrib
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a collaborative 3 year PhD studentship with CSIRO Australia and the University of Nottingham to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  Control of Smart Grid Systems to Address the Energy Trilemma
  Dr B Potter
Applications accepted all year round

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Ensuring a secure and affordable supply of electrical energy, whilst also reducing emissions, is a key challenge faced by governments all over the world.
  Prestigious Strathclyde/NPL PhD Studentship: Expanding measurement limits of hybrid photonic voltage and current sensors
  Dr P Niewczas, Prof G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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The electricity transmission and distribution networks are undergoing a significant level of transformation because of the massive deployment of renewable energy sources, disrupting the conventional ways the networks are protected, controlled and maintained.
  Aircraft Electrification
  Research Group: Energy Systems
  Dr J Marco, Dr A Barai
Applications accepted all year round

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PROJECT OVERVIEW. This fully funded PhD studentship represents a unique opportunity to undertake advanced characterisation, control system design and modelling research in close partnership with Vertical Aerospace (http://www.vertical-aerospace.com).
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