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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.
  Virtual reality energy system simulation for future zero mission power generation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 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.
  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.
  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.
  Zero emissions power plants through combustion optimisation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The combustion of fossil fuels for power generation will remain to play a significant role to meet the increasing energy demand in the foreseeable future.
  Deposition prevention for future power stations – an international collaboration with USA
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The concern over the environment impact of burning fossil fuels for power generation and fluctuations in the fuel price have led to the power plants increasingly using variable fuels and biomass.
  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.
  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.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  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 Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  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 Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  Power Generation in rural communities
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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For electrification projects to be successful, they must be suitable for the needs of the communities using them.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Development a portable fuel cell device as an APU system for heavy duty vehicles or power supply for portable applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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A funded project with an industrial sponsor. 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 heavy duty vehicles or power supply for portable applications.
  The development of a fuel cell stack (power generator) for APU applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 30 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.
  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.
  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.
  PhD Scholarship in thermochemical energy storage materials for concentrating solar thermal power
  Dr M Paskevicius
Applications accepted all year round

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This Research-only PhD is directed towards developing high temperature materials that store thermochemical energy for large-scale solar thermal plants so they can operate 24/7.
  Performance Evaluation and Failure Analysis of Preventive Corrosion/Erosion Coatings Used in Power Plant and Refinery
  Dr D Daniel
Applications accepted all year round

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Fossil fuels are currently the major energy source with approximately 80% of total energy consumption of the world. Renewable energy including traditional biomass contributes to about 14%.
  To develop an advanced battery monitoring system for single or multi-cell batteries used in standby or emergency power systems
  Dr P Lefley, Dr J Rojas Siles
Applications accepted all year round

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By working with the University of Leicester on this industrial MPhil, the company aims to create a new capability ‘in-house’ which will enable them bring their idea of a unique, new, intelligent battery monitoring system to life and have a product design that can then be manufactured and sold to its customers both nationally and further afield (exports to Europe and the USA).
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Optical Fibre Sensing for Offshore Renewable Energy (Fraunhofer)
  Dr W N MacPherson, Dr Brian Sellar
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. Project Description. Distributed optical fibre sensing is a topic of great industrial relevance.
  Design of Scalable Control Methods for Microgrids
  Dr M Sadabadi
Applications accepted all year round

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Microrgrids are small electrical networks heterogeneously composed of distributed generations (DGs), loads, and energy storage systems.
  Studentship Opportunity in Nanomaterials based energy storage for self-powered IoT devices
  Dr M Shkunov
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Energy generation and storage are key for future electronic devices that can entirely self-power from ambient light, vibrations, radio-waves and temperature differences.
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