Teesside University and Sheffield Hallam University team up to address net zero skills gaps

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Staff from the University’s School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies are working with counterparts from Sheffield Hallam University on a collaborative project looking at how to address skills gaps in Net Zero power systems. In particular, the project will look at Embedded Digital Control of Power Electronic Converters (EDCPE) which is the use of specialised software to control energy systems and interface with other connected systems. With the increased focus on clean energy technologies including battery management systems, electric drives, smart grids, and electronic vehicle charging, EDCPE skills are in high demand.

The research project, ‘Toward building skills and awareness in embedded digital control of power electronic systems’, aims to develop a teaching curriculum which will develop knowledge and reduce skills gaps in this area.

It has been funded with a £49,762 grant from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, and will involve working closely with industry partners to develop education materials for undergraduate and postgraduate students to support the development of qualified engineers in the sector.



Period14 Dec 2022

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