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Smart bidirectional wireless power transfer for EV applications (ZLUF2019)


Project Description

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.

Start date: 1 July, 1 October, 1 January, 1 April.

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.

How to apply:

All applications are made online, please select the school/department name under the programme name section and include the quote reference number.

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/research-applications/

Funding Notes

This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.

Band RB (UK/EU: TBC; international: £22,350).

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