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Power Electronics Group: Projects | Engineering Science Department - University of Oxford

Research Projects


Network Restrictions in IoT-based Microgrids (Pitch-In project): Investigating how very high speed communications can be used to support optimal operation of microgrids, and how failures in the network might affect grid operation.


Robust Extra Low Cost Nano-grids (EPSRC EP/R030111/1): Tough, flexible, low-cost, multi-port power converters and control schemes for autonomous DC microgrids to be deployed in developing countries.


Hardware-Efficient Deeply Modular Energy Storage (Energy Superstore project): Trialling new technology for grid-connected large-scale modular energy storage systems.


Advanced Self-Powered sensor units in Intense Radiation Environments (EPSRC EP/P017436/1): Development of multi-input power electronics systems for energy harvesting from novel radiation-powered sensors.


Multi-scale Analysis for Facilities for Energy Storage (EPSRC EP/N032888/1): Part of a large consortium bringing together energy storage research facilities in the UK.


Resilient Hybrid Technology for High-Value Microgrids (EPSRC EP/N034570/1): Development of high-speed communication and control schemes for future building-scale DC microgrids. Also including the development of low-parts-count DC-DC converters for micro-grids.


Reconfigurable Distribution Networks (EPSRC EP/K036327/1): Using a Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) linked with arc-less integrated fast mechanical disconnectors to perform low-cost meshing of distribution networks.


Investigating the Power Density of Power Electronics (EPSRC EP/K032984/1): An attempt to model and optimise the power density of power electronic systems using a combined electrical, thermal and mechanical framework.


Energy Storage for Low Carbon Grids (EPSRC EP/K002252/1): The application of very large scale modular multi-level power conversion circuits to grid energy storage systems. Circuit topologies, control methodologies, state-of-charge estimation and advanced cell balancing techniques enabled by modular converters.