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    Royal Holloway University of London, Electronic Engineering Department

    TW20 0EX Egham

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Power Systems covers a diverse set of topics, ranging from electricity generation to transmission and distribution including demand side management. This research field addresses many of the current challenges ranging from climate change to depletion of limited resources, ultimately aiming for a sustainable energy future. Power systems research enables a future with vast amounts of renewable generation including wind, photovoltaic and other emerging technologies. Modern power systems have undergone major transformations in recent years following the quest for decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitaisation. Through a collaborative approach, the Power Systems Group performs cutting edge research within Royal Holloway University of London as well as with external contacts from industry and academia.

Research background
Driven by climate change and limitations on the availability of fossil fuels, there have been major developments in research on power systems. New technologies have been developed for the generation, transmission and distribution systems. These include renewable generation such as wind and photovoltaic generators, voltage source converters for ACDC power conversion, smart metering and demand side management. Research in power systems concentrates on “keeping the lights on”, maintaining the system frequency around 50Hz, reducing CO2 emissions and the use of fossil fuels and creating a sustainable future in the way we use and generate electricity.

Working with us
To apply for an MSc by Research or PhD within the Power Systems Group, please email the Head of Group, Dr Kuenzel at stefanie.kuenzel@royalholloway.ac.uk with details about your research interests as well as a summary of your academic qualifications (a brief one to two page CV will be useful) and if you are self-funded or require funding. After you have liaised with Dr Kuenzel, you will be able to register an account on Royal Holloway Direct to formally submit your application.

More details on the application process can be found here.

For more information on postdoctoral, fellowship and visiting opportunities, please email the Head of Group, Dr Kuenzel at stefanie.kuenzel@royalholloway.ac.uk with your CV and a brief statement of your research interest.




UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

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