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Intelligent Control of Solar Water Heaters
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Investigators: Prof. Simon G. Fabri, Mr. Reuben Debono and industrial collaborators

This project, involving the collaboration of industry, commenced in October 2009. It is funded by the National R&I Programme 2008.  The Department’s input to the project aims to develop an intelligent, innovative and autonomous electronic controller to reduce the electrical energy consumption of solar water heaters when the temperature of the water needs to be bolstered  by the electric heater due to insufficient solar exposure. The proposed controller will take into account various parameters which may affect the performance and utilization of the system. Such a controller should result in a much more efficient and effective control of the operation of the solar unit’s backup heater. 


Funding Award for BrainApp
CBC awarded research funding under the FUSION Technology Development Programme (TDP) 2017

Closing date for MSc course applications


The deadline for late applications for the MSc in Signals, Systems and Control is the 31st August 2017. Click here for more information.

TVM news feature


News feature on the work currently being carried out by our PhD student Ms Rachael Nicole Darmanin, supervised by Dr Ing. Marvin Bugeja. Link here.

PhD scholarships at University of Sheffield, UK


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Postdoctoral Position in Robotics and Control


Postdoctoral Position at the University of Le Havre in France. Click here for more information.

MSc by Research - Call for Expression of Interest


The Department of Systems and Control Engineering and the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics are seeking students who are interested in pursuing studies leading to an MSc in Engineering degree (mainly by research) on any of the topics detailed here.

Postdoctoral Research Position in EEG


[CLOSED] Postdoctoral Research Position in EEG Signal Processing with the Centre for Bionedical Cybernetics. Click here for more information.

Last Updated: 24 August 2011

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