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UK-Saudi R&D for emerging electric vehicles technologies

The UK-Saudi Electric Vehicles Education and Research Network is a game-changing partnership among higher institutions in the UK and KSA. The focus of the network is on the next generation of EV technologies. We will promote multidisciplinary collaborations from different engineering departments with the aim of building new graduates with the knowledge and research skills in the fields of Enhanced Energy Management (Advanced modelling, monitoring, and control of electric vehicle subsystems), Energy Storage (Comprehensive lifecycle deployment of electric vehicle batteries), Advanced Power Modules (Advanced integrated power modules for ultra-compact chargers), Next-generation Powertrain (Innovative system topologies to increase the efficiency of electric vehicle powertrains), Ubiquitous Charging ( Fast, on-board, and wireless charging solutions to reduce range anxiety), and Electric Vehicle Opportunities ( Opportunities to expand the utility of electric vehicles and batteries). 

The overall goal of this project is to take stock and identify key challenges and constraints for the development and implementation of EV technologies in KSA and propose a successful model for collaboration between universities and industry to prepare young graduates and researchers capable of addressing the challenges of EV technologies. The project activities include faculty and experts exchange and visits, meetings, workshops, seminars, curriculum development, and conferences. 

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Advanced Powertrain and Fuels - We have particular strengths in improving the efficiency and reducing energy cost of existing engines through developing low temperature combustion processes and their controls and regenerative braking, as well as unique methodologies for the study of fuels and engines.

power cables

Brunel Interdisciplinary Power Systems - Power systems analysis for transmission and distribution networks, smart grids; congestion monitoring in transmission networks; simulation and analysis of new energy markets; optimisation of the design and operation of electrical networks; condition monitoring of power station and power system plant; energy-efficient designs for underground electric power cables.

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Project last modified 20/04/2022