The School of Engineering at ECU is recognised internationally for its excellent quality of education and research. It is one of the most successful engineering schools in Australia with its expansion programs in engineering. The School has a proven record of research success and industry collaboration in the field of electrical power. It has a multi-million-dollar smart energy research laboratory that facilitates research in all major areas of electrical power including management of smart microgrids, integration of renewable energy sources (i.e., solar, wind, tidal, geothermal), battery storage systems, improving system resilience, demand forecasting, integration of electric vehicles into the smart grids, and the development of intelligent control techniques for power quality. The School of Engineering is committed to undertaking high-quality research and we are looking for a full-time PhD candidate who can demonstrate excellent research capability for this scholarship opportunity.
The increasing penetration of distributive energy generation raises several challenges for the operation of power systems, including the uncertainties caused by the renewable generation and flexible demand, energy imbalance, and violation of network constraints. Improving the system’s reliability through energy storage, demand response, and increasing capacity is a promising solution to overcome these challenges. This is a good opportunity to get involved with the School of Engineering, located on the Joondalup Campus of ECU. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School aims to develop global solutions to contemporary issues. Prospective research topic includes but are not limited to prediction of dynamic behaviour of electric grid, distributive energy system planning and operational scheduling.
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