Research engineer in the interaction between organic batteries and IoT devices

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 20 May 2024

Published: 2024-04-30

The Department of Information Technology holds a leading position in both research and education at all levels. We are currently Uppsala University's third largest department, have around 350 employees, including 120 teachers and 120 PhD students. Approximately 5,000 undergraduate students take one or more courses at the department each year. You can find more information about us on the Department of Information Technology website.

Description of the subject area
The Internet of Things (IoT) plays a significant role in the transition to a sustainable society. Sensors and smart built-in devices provide information to control and reduce energy use. Upcoming 6G Ambient-IoT standardization aims to connect a class of devices that are much smaller and cheaper compared to previous generations of IoT, and powered by batteries. To make the development more sustainable, people are considering using organic batteries instead of Li-ion batteries. It is still unclear how organic batteries behave and what limitations they have in the IoT context, while thinking about whether it is possible to develop communication protocols that take into account the characteristic properties of organic batteries.

Research project
The research engineer will work in the project "Sustainable IoT through co-design with organic batteries" funded by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova). A team of communication and battery experts from Uppsala University designs hardware and communication protocols that manage the interaction between the dynamics of the (organic) battery chemistry and the dynamics of the IoT device's energy consumption. A key resource will be our battery testbed, a unique resource for large-scale, application-oriented measurements of battery performance.

Duties
The employment concerns measurements and evaluation of operational limits and relevant tradeoffs of batteries in the aforementioned project, maintenance and expansion of the battery testbed as well as design of communication protocols. Publication in collaboration with other project participants.

Requirements
Master's degree or equivalent in Information Technology. In-depth knowledge of IoT communication protocols as well as documented experience from experimental evaluation of batteries and IoT communication protocols is a requirement. Good knowledge of spoken and written English.

Additional qualifications
Publications within the subject area.

About the employment
The employment is apermanent position (probationary period may be applied). Scope of employment 50 %. Starting date 2024-06-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Christian Rohner, [email protected].

Please submit your application by 20th of May 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1481.

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Placement: Department of Information Technology

Type of employment: Part-time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 50%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected]
ST/TCO [email protected]
Saco-rådet [email protected]

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2024/1481

Last application date: 2024-05-20


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