About the course
Our research expertise in Renewable Energy Technologies specialises in areas including renewable energy, smart grids, novel wind energy harvest technologies, energy storage systems, energy saving systems and nano materials, fuel cells, energy-efficient buildings, phase change materials (PCM), piezoelectric and thermoelectric energy harvesting systems, engine emission control, development of optically accessible and race engines; conventional and advanced engine instrumentation, thermofluid modelling/simulation and experimental study for energy & flow physics. In addition our research extends to power management of distributed energy systems and dynamic scheduling, optimisation and control of future smart grids, advanced power electronics and Control for microgrids, energy storage systems including coordinated and optimised integration into the power grid, smart meter data analytics using machine learning techniques for efficient energy management, impact of electric vehicles on the distribution grid and smart charging, and dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles for ptimisation and infrastructure management. Research in Sustainable Energy Technologies at the University of Hertfordshire has been supported with grants from the EPSRC, InnovateUK and industry.
Why choose this course?
Our MSc by Research programmes enable students to develop specialist research skills and knowledge. We aim to provide research projects that will challenge and in some cases even inspire our students. If you are self-motivated and want to improve your ability to understand and solve engineering problems, then an MSc by Research with us may be right for you.
Each student will be assigned a Principal and a second supervisor who are experts in the research topic. The research will be conducted in our labs which are well-equipped for research in the topics of our expertise. The research is conducted over a 12-month period Full-Time or 24 months Part-time. Research students submit for their registration assessment which is conducted in the form of a formal viva 3 months and 6 months respectively after their enrolment. For the final assessment, students are expected to submit their thesis and to be examined also in the form of a viva by an external and an internal examiner.