PhD degree in Energy and Engineering at the North-West University, South Africa, for 2013

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5 Oct, 2012

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Department: Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Potchefstroom campus, NWU)

Various projects exist within the research scheme. Candidates can choose one of the following topics for his/her PhD degree project:
1) Condition monitoring of industrial cables and power cables
2) Efficiency optimisation of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs)
3) Energy related research (energy efficiency, energy management and control)
4) Electrical machines, power transformers and energy
5) Feed-in tariff (grid-tie) power research – to feed electricity back into the grid

The value of the PhD bursary will be approximately R 78 500 (ZAR – South African currency) per annum. Additional bursaries may however be applied for. Funding is available for running and equipment (project) costs.

• A Master’s degree in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering from a reputable university is mandatory.
• Candidate must have achieved an average of at least 60% during the preceding master’s degree.
• Candidates must be under 40 years of age.
• Candidates should be fluent in English.
• Candidates should have an excellent academic record and research potential.
• The scheme is open to nationals of all countries.

The closing date for applications is 9 November 2012. Candidates are however encouraged to apply as early as possible. The study will commence January 2013. The final decision resides with the study leader and the department of research support.

Applicants should submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae, the names and contact details of three professional references, covering letter summarising the reason for applying and the chosen PhD topic to Dr. Rupert Gouws; E-mail: [email protected]; website: More information is available on request.

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