PhD Opportunities

We research the underpinning power electronics, electrical drives, and electrical generation technologies that have a vital role to play in managing energy demand and improving energy conversion efficiency, affording 'game-changes' in low carbon transport systems and resilitient renewable energy supply:

  • More electric drive technologies
  • Ultra high efficiency power electronics 
  • Small scale renewable energy generation and energy harvesting
  • Underpinning design tools and methods
  • Advanced experimental characterisation

New opportunities are often available and we are keen to hear from exceptional PhD candidates.

PhD Project Opportunities

Below is a list of current PhD projects available within our research group. Please get in touch with the relevant project supervisor to discuss.

For more information on how to apply, scholarships, studentships, funding and candidate requirements please click on the relevant drop down below.

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I have broadened my horizons in EEMG by participating in big projects and collaborating closely with other Universities and Industry

Wenbo Wang (2nd Year ), PhD Student

Working in the Electrical Energy Management group has been a great opportunity to work alongside world leading academics on both my PhD and other large projects

Sam Walder (Final Year), PhD Student

The University has a great reputation in Electrical Engineering and the laboratory facilities available to postgraduates are excellent. There are plenty of opportunities to supplement my research with teaching and outreach activities

Sabrina Ayat (Final year ), PhD Student

Undertaking a PhD is amongst the most difficult and rewarding things you will do in your career. Having a PhD provides the research training and confidence to address any technical problem thrown at you. It is therefore not surprising many senior industry technical leaders have a doctorate, and a PhD is a requirement for an academic career. At Bristol we strive for the highest quality of research output and we work hard to provide our PhDs with the support and equipment needed to fulfil their full potential.

Prof Phil Mellor, Head of Group
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