In 2011 I graduated from Seville University in Spain with an equivalent of an MEng degree in Industrial Engineering, specialising in Energy Systems.
Before starting my PhD I worked as a research assistant in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's, developing waste heat recovery systems. I decided to apply to do a PhD at Queen's because I enjoyed the work so much. I found a project in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science which really appealed to me.
I am a second year PhD student in the EPIC (Energy, Power and Intelligent Control) Cluster. My research topic involves looking at how domestic load participation can be used to make the electricity network more efficient, secure and sustainable by fully utilizing the existing infrastructure and facilitating integration of low carbon technologies.
Doing a PhD involves a lot of good things, like travelling to conferences, meeting new people, learning and working with people on very challenging and important topics.
A typical day as a PhD student consists of coming to work around 9am, reading recent publications, developing models, and going home around 6pm. One day a week I go to German classes and to the gym at Queen's (PEC).
Queen's provides you with a lot of opportunities and a lot of support. I really enjoy studying here.
I think that doing a PhD is a very important decision and you really need to like the topic because you will be working on it for 3 years.
I think I see myself working in industry in topics related to energy management.
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