Modular, Reconfigurable and Adaptive Power Converters for Future Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure


   School of Engineering

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  Dr Mohamed Dahidah  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The transition to electrified transport is one of the most significant and large capital investments of governments, industries, and communities. The charging unit is the backbone of the Electric Vehicle’s (EV) charging infrastructure and manufacturers will be competing against the efficiency and cost of their charging units. The approach thus far has followed the development and installation of chargers suitable only for certain types of EVs. For instance, ultra-high-power chargers (e.g. 400kW) will only use a fraction of their rated power in most current EVs. However, future EVs will inevitably be of divers charging needs, necessitating adaptable and reconfigurable chargers to efficiently maximise the utilisation of the charging infrastructure. 

This project aims at developing an innovative technological solution at the converter level, which feature modularity and re-configurability to accommodate wide range of EVs charging needs (i.e. voltage and power). This will substantially reduce, at a lower capital upgrading cost, the continuous adaptation of current available charging infrastructure for the future. 

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Dr. Mohamed Dahidah,  

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