Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Faculty/School

Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Mahinda Vilathgamuwa
Position
Professor in Power Engineering
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

There's a growing interest by many governments and industry sectors on dynamic wireless power transfer systems for electric vehicle charging. This means there's increased research intensity in this domain. However, there are numerous important issues that need to be addressed carefully, such as:

  • load estimation
  • sensorless vehicle position estimation
  • robust control
  • improved power converter topologies.

Research activities

As part of this project, you'll model the wireless power transfer system along with necessary technical concepts that can address the important issues of dynamic wireless power transfer systems. You will also develop a laboratory prototype to validate the proposed technical concepts.

Outcomes

The aim of this project is to develop a dynamic wireless transfer system for electric vehicle charging which is efficient, robust, stable and economical. Commercialising and patenting of certain aspects of the project can be seriously considered.

Skills and experience

You should have strong technical knowledge on fundamental electrical engineering, power electronics and control systems. Some experience prototyping hardware is certainly beneficial.

Scholarships

You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round

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Contact

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