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Power Electronics Research Position with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and University of Edinburgh

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

EPSRC CASE Studentship in advanced electronic power conversion for wind energy systems

We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivating applicants for an exciting research position that will explore the use of state-of-art power semiconductors to deliver gains in both efficiency and reliability in the clean energy sector. Operating within the Edinburgh University’s Institute of Energy Systems and in close collaboration with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy; the project will provide an opportunity to influence real world technology, leading to industry scale testing with one of the global leaders in wind energy. The successful candidate will join the power electronic research group led Professor Stephen Finney where they will both contribute to the research program and develop industry relevant skills in electronic design and the application of power semiconductor devices. (Recognised as key skills shortage by the UK government report “Power electronics: A strategy for success” They will be joining a team with a strong record of academic outputs, industry engagement and PhD supervision, including over 200 Journal/conference publications and over 20 PhD completions.

Funding for the post will be provided by through a prestigious EPSRC CASE award which provides enhanced funding for high calibre students wishing to peruse industry relevant research. Candidates should have a strong undergraduate track record with 2:1 or 1st Class degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering (or closely related subject) combined with an aptitude for problem solving and strong interest in hardware development. Selection will be based on CV and technical interview.

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Funding Notes

This post is funded by an EPSRC CASE award. Tuition fees + stipend are available for Home students or EU students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years (International students are not eligible). This UK research council scheme supports industry relevant PhD research, the researcher works closely with the industry who assist with project resources and provide a top up to the standard post graduate stipend. The award provides funding for research and travel, together with an enhanced stipend of £19,813 pa (2019-2020 rates). Further details of the CASE scheme and eligibility can be found here: View Website

How good is research at University of Edinburgh in General Engineering?
(joint submission with Heriot-Watt University)

FTE Category A staff submitted: 91.80

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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