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Investigation of Great Britain power system dynamics with high penetrations of domestic hot water tanks using real-time digital simulation


   College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

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  Dr Mohamed Darwish  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

London United Kingdom Electrical Engineering Software Engineering

About the Project

Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentship for the project “Investigation of Great Britain power system dynamics with high penetrations of domestic hot water tanks using real-time digital simulation” starting 1st October 2021. Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £17,609, including inner London weighting, plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 36 months (3 years). 

The majority of studentships are available to applicants who are eligible for home (UK) tuition fees but a limited number are available to overseas and EU nationals who meet the academic entry criteria.

The Project

You will join the internationally recognised researchers in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This exciting research project is focused on nvestigating the Great Britain power system dynamics with high penetrations of domestic hot water tanks using real-time digital simulation. The control strategies considering demand side management for domestic hot water tanks will be reviewed and examined in detail. The models for the Great Britain power system and domestic hot water tanks will be built to investigate the system dynamics. The dynamics will be investigated with software-in-the-loop or/and hardware-in-the-loop simulations.

Please contact Dr Mohamed Darwish at [Email Address Removed] to arrange an informal discussion about the project. 

Skills and Experience

Applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to a strong background in electrical power and control engineering and their ability to analytically and numerically study power system dynamics. The ability to interpret datasets with statistical tools from Microsoft Excel and MATLAB is essential for the project. You should be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team, collaborate with others and have good communication skills.

Academic Entry Criteria

You will have or be expected to receive a 1st class or 2:1 honours degree in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Systems Engineering or a similar discipline. A masters degree is not required but may be an advantage.  If applicable, you should hold an English Language proficiency qualification of or equivalent to an overall score of IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all sections).

How to Apply

Please submit the documents below) to [Email Address Removed] by Noon on Friday 4 June 2021.  Interviews will take place in June/July 2021.

  • Your up-to-date CV;
  • Your personal statement (300 to 500 words) summarising your background, skills and experience;
  • Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
  • Your English Language qualification, if appropriate;
  • Contact details for TWO referees, one of which can be a member of Brunel University academic staff.

Remember to state the title of the project at the top of your personal statement.


Funding Notes

The majority of studentships are available to applicants who are eligible for home (UK) tuition fees but a limited number are available to overseas and EU nationals who meet the academic entry criteria.
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