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Driving into the Digital Age - The Royal Institution Venue, London

Hear a panel of world experts discuss their vision of the future of automated transport and debate the likely outcomes at the world famous Royal Institution lecture theatre where Michael Faraday first demonstrated the electric motor.

This free event is open to all interested in both the debate and helping shape the future. Join us on 24th January between 13:00 and 17:00 at 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS to get involved.

Please register to confirm your attendance.

 

Can we put the 'Z' in EV's? - The Royal Institution Venue, London

The continual drive to stop global warming and improve the air quality in our cities is creating a quantum shift transport propulsion solutions. Hybrid and Electric vehicles are now being manufactured by all the world’s leading automakers, the Nissan LEAF is rapidly approaching 200,000 vehicle sales and Tesla has just taken pre-orders for 400,000 of their model 3 car.

But we have to be certain that these new technologies really are delivering a more sustainable future than the technologies they will replace. How recyclable are the Lithium Ion battery packs we are using to drive our vehicles and what is the cost of mining the rare earth elements required to maximise the efficiency of current motor technologies? Do we understand the future energy mix that will generate electricity across the globe and how local variations might affect the impact on climate change that EV’s will have and how do we decide between Hydrogen and batteries?

Hear a panel of world experts discuss their vision of the future for electric vehicles and debate the likely outcomes at the world famous Royal Institution lecture theatre where Michael Faraday first demonstrated the electric motor.

This free event is open to all interested in both the debate and helping shape the future. Join us on 24th January between 13:00 and 17:00 at 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS to get involved.

Please register to confirm your attendance.

 

Researchers Workshop - University of Manchester

The above event will be held on Tuesday 6th December 2016 and this year will be focused on Research Careers – by which we mean R&D both within and outside of academia.  Several items are planned, which we hope will be of interest to you: 

  • An EPSRC engineering portfolio manager will be joining us to give a presentation on funding opportunities for early career researchers and will be offering one to one sessions for those who have specific questions around EPSRC funding opportunities.
  • We are hoping to have at least one industrialist from the world of R&D outside of academia to shed some light on a life in research in industry.
  • A general careers session with a careers expert outlining general key skills and training opportunities.
  • We will be giving an update on the plans and progress for the next phase of the Underpinning Power Electronics funding and how our existing work will form the foundation upon the next phase of research.

As usual we will have our networking dinner the night before the meeting where we can meet with both new and well known colleagues and our invited speakers – an excellent opportunity to form working groups for the future.

For further information please contact Dr Simon Lambert at Newcastle University.

 

Challenge Network in Automotive Power Electronics - University of Nottingham

This Challenge Network sandpit event will be held over a period of 2 days (24th & 25th November) at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, to develop new areas of research or to respond to priority research challenges identified in the Challenge Network Strategy. New research consortia, formed during the events, will be able to apply for feasibility funding to help them develop their ideas into full proposals for EPSRC funding. Up to 20 successful academic applicants will be invited to participate together with selected industrialists and facilitators.

Please note that if demand for this workshop exceeds capacity, places will be allocated to ensure balance of institutional representation.

Overnight accommodation and all meals will be provided during the sandpit but we are unable to reimburse travel expenses.

You will need to register your interest for this event and provide a brief summary of research interests and expertise.

Registration for this event is now closed.

 

Power Electronics in Distribution Networks - Savoy Place, London

The evolution of the distribution network is demanding innovative methods to control power flows and voltages in order to integrate new loads and increase the density of distributed generation. Power electronic controllers are one of the options actively being considered and several DNOs in the UK have trialled them. It is clear, however, that there are still challenges to the wide-spread deployment of power electronic controllers in distribution networks.

The programme will cover the specifying, designing, building and deployment of power electronics through presentations by a selection of projects in this field. After the presentations, workshops will be run to discuss the future of power electronics in distribution networks and identify areas of research which have yet to be addressed by the research community.

The workshop will be held in Savoy Place, the London headquarters of the IET on Wednesday 30th November 2016. The outline of programme is as follows:

10:00 - Event Registration and refreshments.

10:20 - Presentations from network operators, equipment vendors and researchers.

13:00 - Lunch.

13:30 - Breakout sessions to identify research and development opportunities.

16:00 - Close.

The colloquium is being jointly organised by UK Power Networks and the HubNet consortium with support from the Centre for Power Electronics.

For more information or in order to register for this event please click here

 

EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics

Email: michelle.fusco@nottingham.ac.uk