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Low Voltage DC microgrid design and control strategy

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Application details

Reference number: WS29
Start date of studentship: 1 October 2019
Closing date of advert: 22 February 2019
Interview date: TBC

Primary supervisor: Dr Zhengyu Lin
Secondary supervisor: TBC

Loughborough University

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. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

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Full Project Detail

Microgrids are an important concept for the integration of distributed renewable energy resources. With the rapid growth of DC distributed generations, energy storages and loads, low voltage DC microgrids have gained an increasing interest in the last several years. The main objectives of this multidisciplinary project include design and analysis of novel management and control methods for DC microgrids in building and industrial applications, design and developing DC microgrids demonstrate platform, etc. This project has strong collaboration with UK industry, and has great potential to contribute to UK clean economic growth.

This is a unique opportunity to work with Loughborough’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), well-known for the research and development of the most progressive renewable energy technologies. You will have the full support of the academics and research staff in CREST, and the benefit of close collaboration with industry and international partners.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: power electronics converters design and hands-on experience, electrical machine and drives, microprocessor based control system design and test, control engineering, power system simulation.

Contact details

Name: Dr Zhengyu Lin
Email address:

How to apply

All applications should be made online at Under programme name, select Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Please quote reference number: WS29

Funding Notes

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects starting with advert reference ‘WS’ for the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.

If awarded, each 3-year studentship will provide tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and a tax-free stipend at the UK Research and Innovation rate. The UKRI stipend value for 2019/20 has not yet been announced but the value for 2018/19 was £14,777. While we welcome applications from non-EU nationals, please be advised that it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 26 March 2019.

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