Postgraduate Studentships

Queen's University Belfast - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)

INTERREG VA Storage Platform for the Integration of Renewable Energy (SPIRE 2)

Proposed Project Title: Integration of energy storage into electrical power systems

Principal Supervisors: Prof. D John Morrow, Dr Robert J Best, Dr Amy Liu and Dr Aoife Foley

Project Description: Queen’s University Belfast has a number of PhD opportunities on topics related to the integration of energy storage into electrical power systems. These are funded by the Storage Platform for the Integration of Renewable Energy (SPIRE 2) INTERREG VA, a collaborative project led by Ulster University with Strathclyde University and Dundalk Institute of Technology as the other academic partners.

The PhD topics are related to hybridising of storage with conventional plant, transmission and distribution network opportunities for storage, big data analytics for storage forecasting, and market integration. The projects will be based within the Electric Power & Intelligent Control (EPIC) Research Cluster at Queen’s University Belfast in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and offer the opportunity for collaboration with the industrial and academic partners of SPIRE 2.

Objectives:

Entry Requirements: A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or relevant degree (e.g. Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and or Mathematics/Physics) is essential. A strong mathematical background is also highly desirable, in addition to a keen interest and career aspirations in in power systems and energy systems.

Candidates applying from countries where the first language is not English must produce evidence of their competence through a qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL score. For a list of English Language qualifications accepted by the School and University please see the following link:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/InternationalStudents/EnglishLanguageRequirements/

General information:  These studentships will comprise Home/EC tuition fees and an annual stipend of £20,000 for a period of up to 3 years subject to satisfactory progress and are tenable from 1st January 2018.  Non-EU candidates will be considered for partial fees funding and stipend.

Applicants must apply electronically through the Queen’s online application portal at: https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/

Further information available at:  http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/StudyattheSchool/PhDProgrammes

Contact details:

Supervisor Names: Prof. D John Morrow, Dr Robert J Best, Dr Amy Liu and Dr Aoife M. Foley Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4060 / 4159 / 4112 / 4492 

QUB Address: School of EEECS                                                            

Email: dj.morrow@ee.qub.ac.uk, r.best@qub.ac.uk, x.liu@qub.ac.uk & a.foley@qub.ac.uk

Deadline for submission of applications is Monday 18th December 2017

For further information on Research Area click on link below: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/EPIC/

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