Doctoral Thesis: Universal fast charger for electric vehicles (E2GO DC7) (f/m/div)*

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Dec 2022

Research Programme Description:

“E2GO– Cost-reduction of EV fast-charging station to enable large-scale electrification of mobility” is hiring 9 Doctorate Candidates (DCs)” to be funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks-Industrial Doctorates (DN-ID), 2021, within the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Europe Horizon under Grant Agreement No. 101072414.

The E2GO consortium contains Eindhoven University of Technology, Delta Electronics (Poland) Ltd., Heliox BV, University of Minho, Efacec Electric Mobility SA, Aalborg University, Silicon Austria Labs GMBH, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Shell Global Solutions International BV, Kema Lab BV, University of Innsbruck, which brings together the stakeholders that cover the complete value chain of high-power fast-charging stations for EV creating an in-depth training programme that covers the spectrum from hardware design and electronics, to modelling and control algorithms. The multidisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration described here provides the unique opportunity to achieve the ambitious goal of E2GO to develop innovations to reduce the cost of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) for massive deployment. Hence the DCs involved in this project will not only be highly sought-after individuals due to their gained experience at the interface of industrial and academic collaboration, but additionally they will be highly attractive for the automotive industry as experts in the strongly growing field of fast-charging, a frontier research area that will help to address the infrastructural needs and sustainability goals of the 21st century. This constellation will significantly further their individual career paths in industry and academia.

E2GO will hire 9 DCs in total, which will multiply the immediate impact of their own training and experience by sharing not only the newly acquired technical expertise but also the “soft knowledge” concerning the different ways of thinking between industry and academia. By this, these fellows will gain a high level of employability and become real translational researchers capable of integrating both worlds of academia and industry.

The 9 DCs will be enrolled as PhDs earning experience in the industry.

  • Research field: Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics
  • Research Objectives: Hardware Design and optimization of power factor correction (PFC) converters for EV fast chargers
  • Research Activities: DC7 will deal with design of EV fast charger with a particular focus on power-electronics-based converter topology with wide-output-range, cost-efficient hardware design, soft-switching development, control and modulation optimization approaches
  • Employment and Secondment: The selected DC will be enrolled as Ph.D. student at Aalborg University (DK) and will be employed for 18 months by Infineon Technologies (AT) within the 3-year PhD period

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