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10 four-year studentships covering University fees and a highly competitive stipend are on offer for 2017/18

These studentships are available to UK a citizens with (or about to obtain) a 1st class or 2.1 degree or a Masters’ degree in a Physical Science or Engineering discipline.

Please send your CV, copies of academic transcripts and a letter explaining why you are interested in studying within our Centre to eee-cdtadmissions@strath.ac.uk

All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

Two of the leading research institutions for power systems, the University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London, have combined their expertise and unique laboratory facilities to train 55 doctoral level engineers who can realise the future low carbon smart grid. At the heart of the Centre is a training programme designed to ensure that students are equipped to undertake a PhD in the area of power networks and smart grids.  The first year of the PhD is based around a research focused training programme at the University of Strathclyde, with further events at Imperial College.  The training and research programme will blend together leading edge information and communications technology solutions, radical new power systems architectures and innovative market mechanisms to support increasing renewable energy deployment and the electrification of transportation and heating. The combination of specialised laboratory facilities, academic expertise, and industrial and international partners will deliver a unique training environment and significant impact from the research.

The University of Strathclyde, Imperial College London and our industrial partners have invested heavily in facilities to test and verify key smart grid technologies.  This provides a unique opportunity for students to gain a wide range of experience of testing and prototyping new smart grid technologies.  The experiential modules will be coordinated to follow relevant advanced topic modules.  Students will also have the opportunity to undertake an industrial or international secondment of up to three months.

Find out more about the studentships.






Shirley Kirk

CDT Administrator

EPSRC CDT Future Power Networks and Smart Grids

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow G1 1XW

0141 548 5769