PhD Studentship within the Power Electronics, Drives and Machines Research Group

Reference Code: EE031

Closing Date: 10th January 2014


Name of the supervisor
Professor Barrie Mecrow, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Duration of the award
Three year PhD.

Project description
We have an exciting opportunity to pursue a PhD within the Power Electronics, Drives and Machines Research Group of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Based at Newcastle University, the research will be incorporated with work of the £18M Underpinning Power Electronics initiative from the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics. The study will involve working closely with other researchers both in Newcastle and at other top UK universities.

The successful applicant will have access to top academics and leading research facilities. They will contribute to the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics annual conference and attend other international research events as well as take an active role integrating their work with that of other collaborating universities.

Details of the EPSRC grant are available on the EPSRC’s website.

Value of the award and eligibility
Depending on how you meet the eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or partial award. A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,726 (2013-14). A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only

Person specification
Applicants should have, or expect to have, an upper-second-class or first-class honours degree, or equivalent in an engineering discipline (preferable electrical). Applicants with a strong background in electrical machine drives are encouraged.

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How to apply
You must complete the University’s postgraduate application form selecting ‘PhD School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering – Electrical & Electronic Engineering’ as the programme of study. Once you have selected the programme, please insert the studentship/partnership reference number EE031. Only mandatory fields need to be completed (no personal statement or research proposal is required) and a covering letter, CV and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English Language qualifications must be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number EE031 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.

Please also send your covering letter and CV to Dr Simon Lambert (

Further information
For further details, please contact:
Dr Simon Lambert
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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