PhD Studentships - EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks

The University of Manchester

The ESPRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks combines the knowledge expertise at the University with that of industrial partners across the energy supply spectrum. Undertaking your PhD with us will see you develop a specialist research interest while also gaining a crucial insight into the importance of Power Networks as a whole.

Low carbon transformation of power networks can only be achieved through the provision of highly trained engineers, natural and physical scientists, planners, economists, academics and regulators with the skills to engage in the research that will drive innovation and prosperity.

Undertaking your PhD studies through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Power Networks will enable you to develop a specialist research interest, whilst gaining a holistic view of the criticality of Power Networks through working with a multi-disciplinary group of fellow students.

This multi-disciplinary training environment will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills for a career at the leading edge of Power Network research, design development and management, and help transform and deliver our future energy provisions.

Projects for September 2018 - listed below
Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR] in Power Network Operation [A Study of the Wholesale Electricity Market]
Design of Resilient and Sustainable Water-Energy Mega-Systems
Electrifying the city from below: Towards distributed energy governance
Heating and Cooling Demand Effects on Power Networks in a Changing Climate: influence of new housing
Identifying and Modelling Critical Infrastructure Network Interdependencies
Implementation of efficient big data analysis techniques to develop intelligent energy networks
Investigating practices for increasing network resiliency on ageing assets
Next Generation Ultrafast Circuit Breakers
Noise Suppression Techniques for High Voltage Overhead Line Conductors
Optimal control of distributed energy storage technologies for provision of ancillary services to large power networks
Planning for electric grid infrastructure: policy and governance
Power networks for the future of aviation and shipping
Protection of Transmission Networks using Principle of Superposition
Realising local energy systems – co-benefits and infrastructure challenges
Stability certification of HVDC Control Systems in weak grids