The Lincoln School of Engineering is offering fully funded PhD studentship in ‘Remote Condition Monitoring of Power Converters and Traction Drives for Railway Applications’. This project is a collaboration between the School of Engineering and Dynex Semiconductors Ltd., Lincoln.
Dynex is developing new technologies for the capture, visualization and in-depth analysis of diagnostic data from railway trains, specifically for the characterization and health monitoring of the power electronics and electrical systems within traction drives.
The project aims to develop an advanced capability in the area, starting with data streamed and uploaded from a small fleet of trains owned and operated by Fertagus in Portugal (3500 EMU series upgrade units). Using the Fertagus units as a testbed, the data tools and algorithms developed are intended to provide an industry-leading capability for remote condition monitoring, including for high-speed trains.
Full UK/EU/International tuition fees + £15,000 per annum stipend + other benefits
Application deadline 27 February 2017, however, applications will be accepted till the position is filled.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place during March 2017, with a start date in April 2017.
For more information on eligibility and application form, visit: www.lincoln.ac.uk