New collaboration project is funded by the Royal Society

We have received a good news that our new international exchange project with Prof. Fei Wang of Shanghai University is funded by the Royal Society. The project is titled “The operation and control strategy of multi-energy integrated DC microgrids”, and aims to develop a DC microgrid based solution to realise the potential benefits of multi-energy systems. The project will be started from 31st March 2021 for a period of 2 years. This project is a timely response to the UK Government new 2050 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from by 80% to 100% of 1990 levels (Net Zero).

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Ph.D student Haoge Xu won CSC scholarship

A good news, our Ph.D student, Haoge Xu, won China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship for his Ph.D research on power electronics and control for DC microgrids.

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Successful EU H2020 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship application

We received a good news that Dr Ruichi Wang’s Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship application is successful. The project is entitled “Power and Information Integration Technologies in Microgrids (PAINTING)”. Dr Wang will join the team, and be hosted by Dr Zhengyu Lin at Loughborough University for her Fellowship.

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Joint Project Workshop was held at Loughborough University

On 22nd October 2019, joint project workshop was held at Loughborough University. More than 20 researchers from 7 institutions attended the workshop.

The workshop includes four invited talks:
Dr Dong Chen (Glasgow Caledonian University): Control and operation of a DCdistribution network
Dr Matthew Little (Loughborough University): Experience with a stand-alone DC microgrid demonstration system at West Beacon Farm
Mr. Navid Bayati (Aalborg University): Localized fault detection and location of DC microgrids
Dr Bing Ji (University of Leicester): Reliable power Electronics

Four project presentations from project students were given after an open discussion session for the topic “why DC?”. A training session on “how to write journal papers” was given by Dr Bing Ji of University of Leicester, who is the Editorial Coordinator & Editor of IET power electronics.

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Ph.D students Fulong and Muhannad successfully defended their Ph.D thesis

Ph.D students Fulong Li and Muhannad Alshareef successfully passed their Ph.D thesis viva in August and September at Aston University , respectively.

Their thesis titles are:

Fulong Li: Control Strategies for Low Voltage DC Microgrids
Muhannad Alshareef : Control of the Photovoltaic System for Flexible Power Generation

Many congratulations! Thank you both for the contribution in the last three years.

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