Highly successful in undergraduate and masters programs, Juan Carlos Rodríguez is undertaking a PhD researching a novel strategy for energy harvesting from medium voltage power lines.
Phd (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
Energy harvesting from medium voltage power lines
RMIT is a truly global and multicultural university, in which a large range of technical disciplines merge together in the friendly environment of the Melburnian community.
The research project looks at a novel strategy for energy harvesting from medium voltage power lines. The objective is to extract enough energy to power small electronic devices. If appropriately energised, these electronics will be able to measure vital variables in the power lines and then broadcast them wirelessly to control centres. Such operations are required to set up the future Smart Grid, a more reliable and efficient way to distribute electrical energy, which is compatible with renewable resources.
A sustainable socio-economic development is dependent upon efficient renewable energy resources. Recent development in wind and solar power systems are promising examples on how humanity has evolved to understand the importance of creating a better relationship between the planet and us. At present, such resources are not yet fully capable of coping with the power consumption habits of society. Because of this, the current trends in research are looking to gradually adapt such resources to our present energetic infrastructure.
I believe that all of us can play a part in creating a sustainable future. Using my accumulated technical expertise I know that I can make my contribution count, by being a part of such research efforts.
I want to get involved in R&D projects, both in academia and industry, related to distributed electrical resources for communities around the world. I look forward to make a relevant contribution in the field of electrical sustainable energy systems.