Postdoctoral Research Associate for Wave Energy Scotland

University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering

College of Science and Engineering

C-GEN: Project Neptune is a £2 million project funded by Wave Energy Scotland and led by the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Hayward Tyler Ltd., University of Strathclyde, Fountain Design Ltd., Laminaria, Carnegie Clean Energy, and Supply Design Ltd. The main aim of Project Neptune is to demonstrate a novel permanent magnet generator, the so-called C-GEN technology, for direct drive power take off in wave energy converters. A 150kW prototype will be designed, built and tested in a real marine environment taking the generator technology to TRL 5. Project Neptune builds upon 10 years of R&D in C-GEN, which has been demonstrated power ratings from 6kW up to 1MW, with two machines implemented on a wind turbine. University of Edinburgh is responsible for delivery of the project and specifically the electromagnetic, thermal and structural design of the generator. Hayward Tyler is responsible for manufacture and testing of the prototype, with wave developers, Laminaria and Carnegie, providing experience in wave device development to ensure the C-GEN design is applicable to wave energy systems.

The appointed researcher will work on instrumentation, control and system modelling. With such a demonstrator, choosing the correct instrumentation for the 150kW prototype is critical to the verification of the design, but also in monitoring the condition and health of various critical components in the generator. The researcher will work with Hayward Tyler as part of the manufacturing process and Strathclyde University on developing condition monitoring systems. Wave to wire system modelling will be used in the development of control systems, which will form part of the design case studies for Laminaria and Carnegie.

Project Neptune is an integrated R&D project to take the C-GEN technology closer to commercialisation.

This post is full time and fixed term post for 18 months. The post is available from September 2017.

Closing Date: Friday 1st September 2017 at 5pm (GMT)

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