Research Fellow in Power Electronics for Microgrids

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7122592 (Ref:EPSEE1088)

Posted: February 2, 2023

Job Description

Do you have up-to-date knowledge in power electronics devices and systems, distributed generation and power systems? Do you have the practical work experience and skills to design, develop, and assess power electronic converters and systems for microgrids with renewable sourced generators? Are you resourceful and versatile in a collaborative, multi-partner project environment?

Innovative projects for railway decarbonisation have been granted to the Institute of Communication and Power Networks (ICaPNet) in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. This opens an opportunity for a Research Fellow to join an exciting consortium that will speed the journey to railway decarbonisation by developing multi-energy hubs and for potentially, as many as 2,500 stations across the UK. As a part of the funded projects, these hubs will improve efficiency, support battery and hydrogen trains, and offer greater flexibility in both rail and grid operation. The project will investigate the feasibility of exchanging energy between vehicle batteries in station car parks, renewable generation units, the station and electricity grid, and the rail traction systems. It will examine hydrogen and battery trains and compare them with fully electrified trains, showing how the energy hubs can be designed to support different power supply modes and accelerate the railway decarbonisation.

What we offer in return

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Kang Li, Professor of Smart Energy Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2045

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Communications and Power Networks
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £37,474 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (18 months - Grant funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 01 February 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 March 2023
Reference:  EPSEE1088

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Job posting number:#7122592 (Ref:EPSEE1088)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Leeds
United Kingdom
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