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Power Converter for Superconducting Network - Exploring and design power converter operating at cryogenic temperature between 20K and 100K

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  • Full or part time
    Dr X Pei
  • Application Deadline
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

High-temperature superconductor has great potential for widespread application in energy networks. Superconducting network is particular attractive for electric aircraft because superconductor material offers high current density, low loss, lightweight and small volume. Power converters are essential for superconducting magnetic energy storage and superconducting motor interface. However, traditional power converter at room temperature requires current leads from cryogenic temperature to room temperature, which bring in extra losses for cryogenic cooling system.

This project aims to explore and design power converter operating at cryogenic temperature between 20K and 100K. The conduction losses for semiconductor devices are expected to reduce significantly at cryogenic temperature. This project will focuses on investigating conduction and switching losses of semiconductor devices at cryogenic temperature. Different semiconductor devices and converter topologies will also be evaluated and compared. The testing will be carried out at Bath’s Applied Superconductivity Laboratory Laboratory.

Successful applicants will ideally have graduated (or be due to graduate) with an undergraduate Masters first class degree and/or MSc distinction (or overseas equivalent). Any English language requirements must be met at the deadline for applications.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Xiaoze Pei ([Email Address Removed])

Formal applications should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form for a PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Please ensure that you state the full project title and lead supervisor name on the application form.

https://samis.bath.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=RDUEE-FP01&code2=0013

A full application must be submitted by the application deadline, including all supporting documents, to enable review.

More information about applying for a PhD at Bath may be found here:

http://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/how-to-apply-for-doctoral-study/

Anticipated start date: 30 September 2019

Funding Notes

Funding will cover Home/EU tuition fees, a maintenance stipend (£14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)) and a training support fee of £1,000 per annum for 3.5 years.

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