PhD Scholarship - Electrical Power System

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, PhD Stipend $27,082, fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus
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Electrical Power System
About the Scholarship
An exciting PhD Scholarship opportunity to be a part of the Electrical Renewable Energy project. The position is predominately located at the Hawthorn Campus; however, you will spend time outside of Campus working with industry and community partners. You will undertake research to provide an innovative transactive energy management system (EMS) for regional community virtual power plant (CVPP) with distributed renewable energy sources(DRES), peer-to-peer (P2P) and energy sharing capabilities. You will be a part of designing a robust, dynamic and adaptable mathematical model of a DER based CVPP to provide a test bench for evaluating the different EMS strategies for different regional microgrids. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the field of Electrical Power and Energy systems, work collaboratively with others, develop and support research plans and deliver research outputs.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Swinburne’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is at the forefront of the university’s focus on developing innovative solutions to real-life problems. If you’re interested in working on today’s most exciting challenges, collaborating with leaders in their discipline and being supported by some of the best technology and facilities in the country, then you should be at Swinburne.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A Bachelor’s degree (Honours) and/or a research master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the research topic
• Experience in research and development of Electrical renewable energy systems
• Research Experience, including publication of research findings
• Proven experience in Poser Systems and Control, Renewable energy systems, Storage systems and Power Electronics

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further enquires please contact Dr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at  For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 11:30 pm on 31 May 2020

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