Engineering - Electrical and Electronic PhD Unit Set
Communications and Electronics Research at ECU concentrates on both fundamental and applied research to develop new technologies for next generation wireless communication systems, and environmental monitoring applications.
The other major area of research includes renewable energy integration in power grids and relevant energy management techniques. Specific postgraduate research topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor, however applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in: Green Communication Technologies; 5G systems and Beyond; Sensing Technologies for Environmental Monitoring Applications; Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids; Smart Grid and Energy Management; Electric Cars and Charging Stations. Researchers in the school are currently involved in projects investigating green communication technologies for 5G systems, sensing technologies and sensor networks for environmental monitoring applications, wearable technologies for sports, the integration of renewable energy sources in power grids, renewable energy storage systems, energy management in smart grid, plug-in hybrid vehicles and charging strategies. The School boasts two research laboratories in this field (the advanced instrument and measurement laboratory and the smart energy research laboratory), with state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate high quality research.
Special entry requirements
It is desirable that all applicants do not contact potential supervisors before applying. Applicants will be matched with a suitable supervisor if successful in gaining course admission.
Availability & Campus
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
Academia, Government Agencies, Engineering Consultancies, Research and Development, Industry
Possible future job titles
Green Communication, 5G system, Sensing Technologies, Smart Grid, Electric Cars