£16,062 Swansea University 2022 EPSRC DTP PhD Scholarships in Single-Phase Pv-Battery Synchronverter, UK

Written by David on July 12, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $3000 - $5000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom Phone: +44 1792 205678

In order to incorporate power electronics-based energy resources into an existing grid in a manner that is compatible with the synchronous generators that are already in place, the notion of a synchronverter, also known as a virtual synchronous machine (VSM), has already been presented. Although a number of solutions have been suggested and presented in a variety of ways, they all have the same overarching goal: to provide virtual damping and inertia, as well as governor and automatic voltage regulator (AVR) capabilities. Existing solutions are primarily concentrated on three-phase converters; however, the ever-increasing penetration of single-phase home PV systems necessitates the investigation of similar ideas and the discovery of possible opportunities for single-phase converters. On the other hand, the vast majority of residential PV systems in the UK make use of battery storage. This not only offers greater flexibility but also increases the level of complexity for any feasible integrated solution. This project’s objective is to propose a combination of power electronic topologies and control techniques that will enable domestic single-phase PV-battery systems to mimic the dynamics of synchronous generators and to provide ancillary services during voltage and frequency transients of the utility grid. These goals will be accomplished through the development of a prototype system that will be used to test the effectiveness of the proposed combination.

In addition to this, it should be able to supply loads in the event that there is a potential disconnection from the grid. A simple design and parameter selection algorithm will also be proposed in order to make the most out of the proposed synchronverter in accordance with various grid code requirements and operator preferences. The performance of the proposed system with respect to the various parameters will be completely investigated, and this will be followed by the proposal of the algorithm. Real-time simulators like dSPACE and/or OPAL-RT will be utilized in order to conduct the practical validation of the theoretical findings, which will take place on a test rig that will be constructed as part of the project.


About the Scholarship:

Swansea University, which has just celebrated its centennial in 2020, has a strong reputation for both the quality of its instructors and the satisfaction of its student body. Each of the university’s two campuses is located within a few hundred meters of the coast. The Singleton Park Campus was created in 1920 and is located in the heart of Swansea, surrounded by acres of parkland and offering stunning vistas of the bay. 2015 marked the beginning of construction on the brand new Bay Campus, which features its very own exclusive beach. There are three academic faculties that provide students from over one hundred different countries with the opportunity to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The University is a university with a strong emphasis on research that works toward finding solutions to problems that exist on a worldwide scale. In terms of the impact that they have on society, approximately ninety percent of their research is regarded as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent.” On the majority of degrees, students have the option to complete work internships or integrated years in the business. Additionally, the award-winning Swansea Employability Academy offers free career counseling and opportunities.


 The University has set a goal to ensure that all undergraduate students have the opportunity to either study or work in a country outside of the United States. Swansea University is an institution that goes out of its way to be kind and hospitable to its students and places a high value on them. It is known for having a thriving social scene because to its active students’ union as well as its 170 different clubs and organizations. Swansea is recognized as the cultural and entertainment hub of South West Wales, and it features a thriving nightlife that caters to the needs of students. In order to facilitate students’ transition into the local community, Swansea University provides both a meet-and-greet service at Heathrow Airport and an orientation that lasts for one full week. During the course of the academic year, the English Language Training Service offers a variety of pre-sessional classes in addition to individualized assistance with the English language. International@CampusLife is the name of a permanent office that can be found on each campus and its sole purpose is to provide assistance to students from other countries. They offer aid, guidance, and direction to overseas students on a variety of issues, such as visas, money, and welfare, and they do so in a variety of contexts. About 4,500 students are accommodated by Residential Services, and in order to guarantee university housing, first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students must submit their housing applications by June 31. The largest facility, which has over 1,000 rooms, is located four kilometers away from the primary Singleton Campus. In the majority of areas, all of the students are accommodated in a mixture of rooms with private bathrooms and regular rooms.


Accommodation for Students The university manages Swansea, which provides students with assistance in finding private rental accommodation and coordinates shared housing for students living in the city. Swansea also provides students with the opportunity to live in shared housing. The establishment can be found in Swansea, which is the second largest city in Wales and is renowned for the robust cultural environment that it possesses. Because of its picturesque waterfront campuses, Swansea University is a top choice for prospective students from other countries. 

The two campuses that make up Swansea University have both been honored with the prestigious Green Flag Status Award, making it the first and only dual-campus university in Wales to receive this honor. Over the past decade, Swansea University, which is consistently ranked as one of the most research-intensive colleges in the United States, has witnessed a rise in research income that is equal to or greater than 70 percent. College of Engineering, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Human and Health Sciences, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, School of Management, Swansea University Medical School, College of Science, and The college, Swansea University are the eight colleges that make up the university, which has campuses in both Singleton Park and Bay. Swansea University is also a college at the university.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Swansea University

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth:  £16,062

Scholarship Type:  PhD

Nationality: International Students



Scholarship Offer:

  • The winners will receive a stipend of £16,062 per year in addition to the full cost of tuition fees at Swansea University to cover all of their other educational costs.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • The candidates’ applications will be evaluated based on whether or not they satisfy all of the following criteria:
  • Candidates are required to generally hold an undergraduate degree in Engineering or a related relevant science discipline with a minimum grade point average of 2.1 (or the non-UK equivalent as established by Swansea University).
  • Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.


At the University of Antwerp’s Department of Electronics in the Faculty of Applied Engineering, International Ph.D. students who are interested in Near-Sensor Neural Networks can apply for a scholarship. The scholarship is for the academic year of 2022-2023 and is meant to encourage outstanding international students to come to the university to get their Ph.D.



The Swansea University 2022 EPSRC DTP PhD Scholarships in Single-Phase Pv-Battery Synchronverter, UK  is open to all International Students


Application Procedure

  • The following options are available for your course selection: Electronic and Electrical Engineering, PhD, Full-time, Three Years, October
  • In the event that you have already submitted an application for the program described above, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent application. If this occurs, please send an email to [email protected], where staff members will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.
  • Please choose 2022 as your starting year.
  • Funding (page 8) –
  • “Are you paying for your own schooling by yourself?” – could you choose? No
  • Please enter “RS110 – PhD Electrical Engineering” for the “Name of Individual or Organization Providing Funds for Study” field.
  • *Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the above information accurately when applying for the scholarship. Applications that are submitted without the above information listed will not be considered for the award of the scholarship.
  • It is necessary to submit a separate application for each every Swansea University-led research scholarship award; submissions that list more than one Swansea University-led research scholarship award will not be taken into consideration.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Swansea University 2022 EPSRC DTP PhD Scholarships in Single-Phase Pv-Battery Synchronverter, UK  Is July 15, 2022

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