In WP4, Optimised Design of High-Rate Grid Interface, the interface of vehicle with the grid will be considered, with a particular focus on high-rate charging of electric vehicles (EV), whilst also minimising the grid impact of such high power chargers. This is envisaged via use of local off-vehicle energy storage at the charging station, to permit rapid recharge of EVs to the new high capacity on-vehicle energy stores (e.g. from WP1). This WP will study the optimal off-vehicle energy storage technology (e.g. supercapacitors, batteries, flow cells), characterise and diagnose the energy store performance at high rates and perform laboratory scale testing of a rapid charger.
Southampton WP Leader
Prof Andy Cruden
Andy Cruden is Head of the Energy Technology Group at the University of Southampton, and is Co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage and its Applications (a joint CDT with the University of Sheffield, www.energystorage-cdt.ac.uk ).
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Dr. Borislav Dimitrov is a Research Fellow within the Energy Technology Group at the University of Southampton. He has experience in the fields of power electronics and microcontroller systems.
Borislav Dimitrov received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria. After completion of his PhD, he worked for the same University as researcher and lecturer.
He has joined Southampton University as a research fellow in Jan 2016