Victorian Hydrogen Hub Impact PhD - Hybrid and Smart Adapter for Renewable Energy Plants

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 07 Jun 2022

  • Renewable Energy
  • Full time, fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus
  • $28,854 stipend p.a.

About the Scholarship
As part of Swinburne’s exciting Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) project, this scholarship would suit a PhD candidate with Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechatronics background with programming experience and a deep understanding of microgrids. We are seeking people who wish to work at the nexus of humans and technology, and who have the aptitude to undertake solution-focused research as part of a broader multidisciplinary research team.

The specific focus of this PhD position is to design and implement of a smart and hybrid adapter for renewable hydrogen plant equipment such as electrolyser and fuel cell to support uninterruptible hydrogen production and consumption in a renewable hydrogen plant. Further details of the project goals are within the Position Description.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A master’s degree in Electronic and Electrical, Computer Science, or Mechatronics Engineering or relevant field
  • Research experience in the areas of renewable energy and microgrids.
  • Demonstrated expertise in electrical circuit design and control.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Dr Ali Yavari,

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Assistance and Support
We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden , Diversity & Inclusion Manager at . For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Orders from Victoria’s Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 7 June 2022. 

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)


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