Power and data dual modulation for improved DC microgrid control

   Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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About the Project

DC Microgrids (MG) can connect various renewable generators and energy storage and play a vital role in the goal of reaching Net Zero.

The overall management of a DC MG relies on reliable communication and information flow between power electronic interfaces. Dual modulation of power and data is an emerging technology for DG MGs, where data is transmitted on the same cables used for power transmission. This provides a high reliability but low-cost communication solution that meets high real-time performance needs.

The research will focus on modelling of power electronic converters, DC MG analysis from both power electronics and communication perspectives, control and management of DC MGs, and simulations/experiments for verification and optimization.

This project provides an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to explore the interdisciplinary area of power electronics, communication and control. The Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) at Loughborough University will also provide multidisciplinary support with advanced laboratories and equipment for renewable generation and energy storage. 

Applications are encouraged from individuals with experience across various disciplines, including (but not exclusive to) electrical engineering, communication, and control.

The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering has seen 100% of its research impact rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF, 2021).


Primary supervisor: Dr Ruichi Wang

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering, control engineering, communication engineering or a related subject.

A relevant master’s degree and/or experience will be an advantage.

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering. Please quote the advertised reference number: FP-RW-2023 in your application.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents.

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Funding Notes

The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £18,622 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus university tuition fees (the rate for 24/25 has not yet been published by the UKRI).

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