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This is an exciting PhD (Research Degree) project in developing key technologies for Electric Vehicle. This project targets for converting existing petrol fuelled vehicles with the most cost effective kit to an Electric Vehicle. Advanced operation and control of the motor, battery set and power electronics will be investigated to develop a high-efficiency and low-cost solution. The outputs from the project will enable a manufacturer to increase the mileage achievable on a single charge, whilst simultaneously reducing the amount and size of lithium batteries, which in turn will reduce the weight and hence reduce the environmental impact of the EVs. The PhD candidate should have at least a 2.1 B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering.
- Symphony Cars Ltd.
- Liverpool 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.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 217
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August