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Five PhD Studentships in Power Electronics at University of Nottingham, UK

Postgraduate research in Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham, UK

Study Subject(s): Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group
Course Level: PhD
Scholarship Provider: University of Nottingham, UK
The award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility:
Students who satisfy the UK residency requirement will need either a first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as: electrical, electronic, mechanical or materials engineering, physics, or a related subject. The PEMC PhDs are suited to anyone with an interest in power electronics who is keen to tackle key research challenges facing the sector. Some of the projects are multidisciplinary in nature and will be attractive to researchers with a science or engineering background.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Description: Applications are invited for the above studentships to undertake postgraduate research in the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham.  These studentships represent an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and internationally renowned research group currently numbering over 90 researchers.

Power electronics is a £70bn direct global market, growing at a rate of 11.7% per annum. It is essential to all future sustainable energy scenarios since it is the only technology that can deliver efficient and flexible conversion and conditioning of electrical energy. It finds application in many low-carbon applications including renewable energy generation, smart grids, electric transport (EV, HEVs, rail), aerospace, energy saving motor drives and lighting.

There are five PhD studentships to undertake research projects in the following research areas:
1. Advanced power electronic integration technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles
2. Reliability and health management of power electronics
3. High voltage (>20kV), high power, compact power supplies for industrial microwave sources
4. Power electronics for the pan-European HVDC supergrid
5. Power electronic technologies for the future low voltage network
These studentships are available from October 2011 for a period of three years, with a stipend of up to £18,000 per annum (the stipend for each project depends on the industrial partner involved). Tuition fees are fully funded for UK and EU applicants (partially funded for international students).

How to Apply: Online and by post

application Deadline: 1 July 2011

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