PhD in Mechanical Engineering - Reducing the performance gap of behind the meter renewables using digital twin technology

   College of Science and Engineering

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  Prof Z Yu  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The rapid decarbonisation to reach net zero emissions is causing unprecedented uptake in behind the meter renewables (e.g. solar panels, heat pumps, battery storage), with very few demonstrated studies critically analysing the performance of such schemes. This project will demonstrate the performance gap and routes to improvement using novel digital twin technology, capturing the operational performance of behind the meter renewable technology.

This project will have access to hundreds of use case operational data, ranging from small non-domestic to large distribution level renewables. As such, the project will focus on producing a library of analysis, demonstrating how renewable technology can be better implemented for a huge host of use cases, thus reducing the performance gap between design and operational energy conservation measures.

This project is jointly funded by SSE and Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) and the University of Glasgow. The recruited student will be jointly supervised by a team of academics from the University of Glasgow and the engineers from SSE. The student will have a unique opportunity to work on projects undertaken by SSE.

The successful student will start as soon as possible, no later than 31 March 2023.

How to Apply: Please refer to the following website for details on how to apply:

Engineering (12) Mathematics (25)

Funding Notes

Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK/Home applicants for 3.5 years, as well as paying a stipend at the Research Council rate (£18,668 for Session 2023/24).