Two or more Postdocs in Design and Optimization of Reliable and Compatible Power Electronics (2024-224-05867)

Updated: 24 days ago
Deadline: 20 Jun 2024

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare, and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based
education, public sector services, and knowledge collaboration.
Aalborg University educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding.

AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings.
AAU Energy has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal, and mechatronic energy technology. AAU Energy has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg.

The mission is to be world-leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. AAU Energy has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative

staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world.

Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.

The positions are offered in relation to the EMI/EMC in Power Electronics and Power Electronic Control, Reliability and System Optimization research groups. They are also in relation to AAU Energy's Mission on Digital Transformation and AI as well as Energy Efficiency. The postdocs will be positioned in the section for Applied Power Electronic Systems.

The research area will be within the modeling and design optimization of power converters based on digital twin with emphasis on efficiency, reliability, and EMI/EMC modeling.
The postdocs will get to travel to different workshop and conferences for knowledge dissemination as well as visiting research institutes and industry in the context of the project.

It is expected that the applicant demonstrates a documented expertise in the following areas:

  • Proven-research experiences in the following research topics:
    • 1) Isolated power converter topologies(e.g., Dual-active-bridge, and resonant converters).
    • 2) Power converter design and optimization.
    • 3) Multi-domain modeling simulation(e.g., electro-thermal).
    • 4) Wide-band-gap power semiconductor devices.
    • 5) Efficiency and power loss analysis of active and passive devices including magnetics.
    • 6) Digital twin modeling of power electronics including control and modulation.
  • Familiarize with at least two of the following topics:
    • 1) Reliability and lifetime modeling of power electronics.
    • 2) Time-frequency domain EMI modeling of power electronic converters.
    • 3) Electromagnetic compatibility and filter designing in power electronics.
    • 4) Modular power converter architecture(e.g., Solid-state Transformer, MMC).
  • Proven-records in peer-reviewed publications in the most recognized power electronics journals.
  • Hands-on experiences in experiment development and testing(e.g., hardware development, software implementation in various processor platforms) is required.
  • In-depth understanding of power electronics and its engineering constraints is required.
  • Strong English communication skills is mandatory.
  • Experiences in assisting teaching and supervision is a plus.

You may obtain further information about the position from:

Associate Professor Pooya Davari,+4599408461,

[email protected].  

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas(Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the"Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

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For further information concerning the application procedure, please contact Hanne Skovrider, HR-Service Centre EST by [email protected].

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seenhere.  

Wages and employment

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities(the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.  

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