ARC DISCOVERY PROJECT
A NEX GENERATION SMART SOLID-STATE TRANSFORMER FOR POWER GRID APPLICATIONS
University of Wollongong (UOW) is an international university among the world’s top 250
universities. Also, UOW is one of the most research intensive universities in Australia, ranked 2nd in NSW and 87th in the world in Engineering and Technology. The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) is well recognised for its high quality research, strong partnerships with industry and government, and caring teaching and learning environment. EIS also plays a significant role in power and energy sector that will have the potential to transform the power and energy sector to have a sustainable energy future with low carbon technologies.
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (SECTE) is one of the six
Schools within the Faculty of EIS and is comprised of three academic disciplines, namely, electrical engineering, computer engineering and telecommunications engineering. There are currently 26 academic staff employed within the school. The appointees will be expected to undertake the roles within the SECTE.
The Power and Energy Research Group has excellent track record in innovative research and
development in the area of power and energy systems engineering. The vision of the group is to establish a centre of excellence in power and energy that can help industries to prepare to manage global energy transition, promote sustainability and resilience, and foster innovation through research and technology to equip engineers, scientists and professionals. The Power and Energy Group is seeking high-calibre candidates to undertake PhD in the areas of solid-state transformers, multi-level converters, power system control and power electronic applications to power systems, to work in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, "A Next Generation Smart Solid-State Transformer for Power Grid Applications".
The PhD candidates will work closely with the Associate Research Fellow and the Chief Investigators of the project. The candidates will play a key role in developing the next generation smart solid-state transformers that meets the requirements of the project. Successful PhD applicants will have a bachelor degree with first class honours or master degree in electrical engineering majoring in power engineering discipline. Research experience in laboratory prototype development, power electronic converter design, power converter control, high frequency transformers, computer simulations, modelling and control of grid connected renewables, interconnected power grids, and/or storage system integration with renewables would be extremely beneficial, and will be highly valued during the selection process. The successful candidates will be expected to be able to clearly and concisely report on their research and findings to a number of different audiences, and therefore excellent communication skills are essential.
Applicants must provide a CV, and include a brief cover letter outlining their research interests and provide the names of at least two referees. For further technical information about the project and PhD position, please contact Prof. Kashem Muttaqi at email@example.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
PhD Stipend: $27,094 per annum, tax free.
Search will be continued until position is filled.