Research Associate/Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Nottingham, SCOTLAND
Deadline: 12 Jul 2017

Closing Date
Wednesday, 12th July 2017
Job Type
£26052 to £38183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post based within the Power Electronics Machines and Control Group to conduct research into high power density matrix converters.  The candidate will be expected to design build and validate practical solutions for the control of high power density direct matrix converters.

Specific experience in the design and construction of direct Matrix converter topologies with different loads (RL and Motor) will be essential, preferably with experience in the use of innovative control and / or modulation strategies (both classical PI and predictive). Experience in computer based design techniques for operation, design and behavioural analysis or simulation of matrix converters will be necessary including the use of simulation and processing tools such as Matlab/Simulink and Plex.

Candidates must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD, or equivalent in a relevant area, together with the relevant research skills, experience and knowledge on modulation and control together with practical matrix converter design and construction and must show a significant track record of practical implementation experience in power converters.  The project involves strong academic and industrial collaboration.

It is required that the candidates can carry out the following duties:

a)       To identify and develop innovative Direct Matrix converter control techniques.

b)       To identify and develop low lever current control techniques related to matrix converters

c)       To identify, develop and construct innovative direct matrix converter power converters.

d)       To test and validate the operation of the power converter hardware.

In addition to the duties outlined above, the successful candidate will be required to present results and reports at progress meetings, prepare papers for publication and supervise project students.

Significant simulation and DSP / digital control experience is also necessary

This full time post is available immediately will be offered on fixed-term contract for a period of 12 months.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Liliana de Lillo, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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