Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Smart Grid Technologies
Energy, Power and Intelligent Control Research Cluster, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEEECS) wishes to make strategic appointments to undertake research in modern power systems and smart-grid technologies in line with the School’s research strategy, to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students across the School, and to contribute to School administration/outreach activity.
The School, which incorporates the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technologies (ECIT) and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), has over 50 academic staff delivering higher level education to approximately 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
The Energy Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC) Research Cluster was formed in January 2012 from the merger of the long-standing Electric Power and Energy Systems and the Intelligent Systems and Control research groups at Queen’s University Belfast. The merger brings together expertise in power systems, smart-grid, renewable energy, intelligent systems, system identification, control, virtual reality and robotics to address problems related to distributed sources of energy and their integration into power networks, control and intelligent systems. EPIC is a member of the IET Power Academy, the EPSRC/IET Power Network Research Academy (PNRA) and was an active participant in several of the EPSRC SUPERGEN consortiums. The cluster is a major contributor to all-Ireland energy research initiatives and holds a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Charles Parsons Award. It has strong collaborative links with China and leads the EPSRC funded UK-China Science Bridge, a strategic alliance between Queen’s University Belfast and leading universities and industrial partners in both China and the UK. EPIC has a track record of securing funding at a local, national and international level, multidisciplinary research and industry collaboration. Recent industrial funders of the cluster include: Airtricity, Areva T&D, Caterpillar, NIE, ESB, SSE, National Grid, Premier Power and Airbus.
Currently in an expansion phase, the EPIC cluster is seeking to make Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader appointments to enhance its smart-grid research activities. Applicants with research expertise in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: smart-grid; power electronics; power systems, electrical machines.