PhD position on Batteries Status Assessment for Maritime

Updated: 20 days ago
Deadline: 15 Jan 2023

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  • PhD position on Batteries Status Assessment for Maritime

  • Key takeaways
    • Hours40 hr.

    • Salary indication€ 2,541 - € 3,247

    • Deadline15 Jan 2023

    You will perform research related to the status of energy storage system (ESS) viz. batteries within the application of maritime systems. Your work on lifecycle modelling and testing of these systems, along with accurate monitoring, should enable a better understanding of ESS parameters (e.g., capacity, internal resistance, ac-impedance, etc.). This includes studying the impact of varying environmental conditions (e.g., temperature, pressure, humidity, etc.) that mimic real maritime conditions. The overall goal of your research is to extend the lifetime of ESS while assuring safe operation by monitoring parameters. This is achieved by proposing a state-of-safety (SOS) for maritime systems.

    The project is financed by the Zero-emission and Circular Shipping call of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the domain of power electronics within the PE (Power Electronics and EMC) group. You will carry out the research at the University in Enschede, The Netherlands, and experienced supervisors (Dr. Prasanth Venugopal, Prof. Thiago Batista Soeiro) will support you with daily supervision. Collaboration is an important aspect of the PhD position, with TU Delft and TU Eindhoven as partners of the project. In addition, you will work in close collaboration with Nederlandse Defensie Academie (NLDA) and a wide span of stakeholders such as DMO, Nedstack, DAMEN, MARIN, RHMarine, EST-Floattech, Wärtsilä, Praxis Automation, Skoon Energy, Port of Den Helder, Fugro, Van Dam Shipping etc.
    Teaching activities will take 10%-20% of your time.

    Information and application

    Are you interested in this position? Please send your application before January 16th 2023 and include:

    • an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for this position,
    • a detailed CV (resume),
    • a publication list,
    • contact details of at least 2 referees,
    • an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education,
    • and a TOEFL or IELTS score to verify sufficient proficiency in the English language.

    An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

    For more information about the position, please contact our secretary Mrs. Lillian Hannink at

    About the organization

    The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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