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3 Year Industry-led funded PhD: Affordable ReNewable Energy Anywhere (ARENA): A mobile hybrid renewable energy generator (175)

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
26 July 2012
North West England > Lancashire
Course fee
Postgraduate tuition fees paid for by partner business (worth £12,000) and receive £16,000 per year!

Further information

Affordable renewable energy anywhere: A mobile hybrid renewable energy generator With a rapidly increasing demand for energy, developing countries face an urgent need to concentrate on developing renewable energy. However, most distributed renewable energy generators require high capital investment and are not suitable for emergency situations. In this project, a rapidly deployable, highly efficient and light weight mobile power generation unit will be designed to deliver uninterrupted power to several rural villages together. However, technical challenges in the power electronics system design and configuration optimisation need to be addressed first. Applicants should have an excellent first degree in engineering, ideally with specialisms in mechatronic, electronic, electrical and or control systems engineering.

Project supervision

  • Trans-Formations UK Ltd
  • Lancaster University

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

  • A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
  • 2 page CV
  • 2 page expression of interest
  • Reference number: 175

Application deadline

  • 06th August 2012

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

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