Predicting the impact of EVs on real distribution networks across the UK

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018) and EA Technology.

1 Year Enterprise-led Funded Masters by Research, Ref. No.111

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and international students pay £12,275.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

The vehicle market is rapidly changing. Forecasts show that electric vehicle (EV) uptake could be over 9 million vehicles by 2030, however, the UK’s distribution networks were not designed to cope with the additional charging demands.

This project will operate in conjunction with the Electric Nation project (www.electricnation.org.uk) to predict the impacts of EVs on real distribution networks across the UK. Analysing datasets from several hundred EV drivers and network asset data from electricity network operators, the aim will be to help inform where network reinforcement will be required.

This project offers the opportunity to gain a Masters qualification working in collaboration with EA Technolgy; a world leader in enhancing the performance, reliability, safety and cost-efficiency of power networks. Understanding gained through this project will be much in demand as the UK’s distribution networks look to address the challenges posed by the adoption of electric vehicles. The project degree fees are sponsored, and you are paid a stipend whilst undertaking the research.

Applicants should have a technical background with skills in data analysis.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision by Dr. Vikram Dokka, Dr David Ellis, Dr. Mike Hazas and EA Technology.

EA Technology is a world leader in products and services, which enhance the performance, reliability, safety and cost-efficiency of power networks. Their customers include companies involved in electricity transmission, distribution and generation, together with private companies that operate power networks – such as operators of electrical assets in petrochemicals, mining, process engineering, manufacturing, transport infrastructure, health and defence

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation please see our website.

Apply Here

To apply for this opportunity please email graduate-applications@cgeinnovation.org with:

This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.

Application deadline

Midnight 22nd July 2018

Start: October 2018