Opportunities for students

EPECentre offers student research opportunities, listed below. Unless otherwise specified, all projects are at postgraduate level. 

Other opportunities are listed on UC Join a project or through Projects' wesbite, e.g. Future Architecture of the Network.

You can apply by sending your CV, transcript(s) and motivation letter to info@epecentre.ac.nz. Specify the name of the project(s) you are interested in.

For funding options: check our scholarships page, the UC scholarships database or the UC webpage on how to become a research student.

For open vacancies: for research engineers or postdoctoral fellow positions, see Work at UC.

Download a copy of EPECentre Opportunities for Students (PDF, 95 KB).

  • Control of converter interfaced resources to improve dynamic stability of low-inertia systems
  • Protection of networks with high level of penetration of converter interfaced technologies
  • Network stability and reserves considerations for additional power transfer between the NZ North and South Island
  • Are there sufficient planetary resources to support global power demand sourced from renewable energy?
  • Digital twin of the network and distributed resource enabling operational decisions
  • Thermal modelling for efficient battery design
  • Interaction between control of converter interfaced energy sources and loads
  • Energy modelling and state estimation of low-inertia systems
  • Electromagnetic imaging of conductive and partially conductive media
  • Product design for Smart Electrode System commercial offering
  • Tree-stem imaging by enhanced electrical conductance and admittance tomography
  • Novel techniques for sap-flow measurement in tree-stems
  • Identification of cancer tissue using electrical impedance spectrometry
  • Condition monitoring transmission line
  • Condition monitoring insulated cables
  • Sub-soil electromagnetic field modelling and implementation, for plant root mimicry
  • High Power fast operating switches for AC and DC applications
  • Development of in-window LED-lighting system for new builds
  • UV LED-based sterilization system for surfaces and packages
  • Perovskite solar cell process
  • Industrial implementation of Smart Electrode-based heat-treatment plant
  • Thermodynamic and economic comparison of log-conditioning methods
  • Diffusion of ions through porous anisotropic/heterogeneous materials
  • Maintenance, upgrade and transition to 100% renewable generation - economic feasibility for NZ
  • Characterisation of energy storage for balancing load in a microgrid whilst maximising renewable generation
  • Study of the impact of research programme outcomes
  • Evaluation of pathways to commercialise research in NZ