EPSRC DTP Studentship – Control and Optimization in modern Power Grids

Department of Engineering, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Dec 2020
  • Funding amount: Funding Available
  • Funding for: EU Students, UK Students
  • REF: NM25112
  • Closes: 28th February 2021
  • Hours: Full Time

Modern power systems are undergoing radical transformations due to an increasing penetration of renewable energy sources and distributed sources of generation. These transitions introduce, however, various challenges associated with system stability and performance. The aim of this project is to make use of advanced methodologies from control and optimization and appropriately extend those so as to provide solutions to these issues. In particular, control policies will be developed that will provide stability guarantees for the network with the control design being also decentralized and with a plug and play capability.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in Engineering or a related subject such as Mathematics or Physics.

Applicants with interests in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:(i) control theory, optimization(ii) power systems or electronics(iii) strong analytical skills

EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for eligible UK students. International (including EU) students will be considered for partial funding (home-level fees and maintenance) from the DTP.

Further details about eligibility and funding can be found at: https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/ https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees

To apply for this studentship, please send your CV to Ioannis Lestas (icl20@cam.ac.uk) to arrive no later than 28 Feb 2020. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Please note that any offer of funding will be conditional on securing a place as a PhD student. Candidates will need to apply separately for admission through the University’s Graduate Admissions application portal; this can be done before or after applying for this funding opportunity. Note that there is a £70 fee for PhD applications. The applicant portal can be accessed via: www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg. The funding is conditional on submitting this application before 25 March 2021.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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