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Smart bidirectional wireless power transfer for EV applications (WS20)

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Z Lin
    Dr A Cross
  • Application Deadline
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/

Full Project Detail

Electric vehicles (EV) has been recognised as a low-emission transportation solution and a potential energy storage solution. By actively charging/discharging EV, smart bidirectional wireless EV charger can provide more convenience for drivers to charge EV, energy storage for homes, and even advanced service to support the power grid stability and operation.
In this project, the fundamental theory of wireless power transfer will be studied through simulation; a novel simultaneous wireless power and data transfer technology will be developed to reduce the cost and improve the security; a smart wireless EV charging strategy will be developed, and its impact to EV batteries will be investigated; and a wireless power transfer prototype (3 kW level) will be developed for experimental validation.
This is a unique opportunity to work with Loughborough’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems
Technology (CREST), well-known for the research and development of the most progressive renewable energy technologies. You will have the full support of the academics and research staff in CREST, and the benefit of close collaboration with industry and international partners.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in electrical and electronics engineering or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: power electronics prototyping, wireless power transfer, and magnetic circuit simulation

Funding Notes

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects starting with advert reference ‘WS’ for the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.
If awarded, each 3-year studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £15,009 p/a, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,327 p/a). While we welcome applications from non-EU nationals, please be advised that it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 30th September 2019.

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