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Vacancy for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)/M.Phil Program at UTM, Skudai

University / Institute Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Research Center/Lab (optional) Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Website URL for the Research Center/Lab (optional) http://protom.fke.utm.my
Project Title Design of An Optimal Energy Harvester System
Start Date Jul 01, 2017
End Date Jun 30, 2019
Funding Agency UTM
Contact Name / Email(s) Dr. Herman Wahid / herman@utm.my
Contact Phone(s) 07-5557169
Nationality Requirements on Candidate(s) Applicants must be Malaysian citizens
Description Overview of Project: Power harvesting had been an imperative way of sustaining energy requirements these days. The technologies could provide alternatives and sustainable power resources which able to reduce the dependent of coal and oil burning in power generations. Among all energy harvesting resources, heat is identified as one of the resources that is permanently available. Despite of the disadvantage of the low energy conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric conversion device, as compared to other types of energy such as wind, solar and hydro; heat energy source is significantly more reliable. This project aims to study and analyse the optimal geometrical array of thermoelectric sensors to harvest energy from air conditioning waste heat, and to improve its conversion efficiency.
Project Funding: GUP Tier 1 Grant
Monthly Allowance: Yes
Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with project leader in achieving project deliverables.
• Coordinate and plan research schedule and strategies.
• Provide technical input and knowledge in implementing research components.
• Prepare technical documentations and scientific articles.
• Enroll in Masters by Research (M. Phil. – Electrical Engineering) programme.
Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in a field related to Electrical, Electronic, Mechatronics, Control or Instrumentation Engineering.
• Good knowledge in sensors and transducers technologies.
• Good in MATLAB, Solid Works and related electrical circuit simulation program.
• Good command of the English language.
• Able to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated and independent.

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