PhD position PowerrizeD_Large Power Stationary Charger

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 Dec 2022

The Delft University of Technology is hiring a doctoral candidate for the development of reliable high power charging hubs for electric vehicles. 

This is a four-years doctoral position. You will be jointly supervised by dr. Aditya Shekhar (assistant professor) and prof. Pavol Bauer (chair of DCE&S group). You will be a  member of the section DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S) in the Faculty of Electrical Engeering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS).

The selected candidate will work  on the development of reliable high power charging hubs for electric vehicles. The Phd project provides an opportunity to gain experience with power electronic systems based energy transition in the field of e-mobility. The candidate will be involved intensively in our Power Electronics and Reliability Lab (The PEARL) to test degradation of such systems due to stresses up-to 600 A and 5000 Volts. We will together integrate this hardware-in-the-loop test-bed with a real time simulated model of the designed power converter. The obtained empirical data will be used to understand key parameters relevant for condition monitoring during system operation.

About the department

The research in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy is inspired by the technical, scientific, and societal challenges originating from the transition towards a more sustainable society and focuses on four areas:

  • DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S)
  • Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD)
  • Intelligent Electrical Power Grids (IEPG)
  • High Voltage Technologies (HVT)

The Electrical Sustainable Energy Department provides expertise in each of these areas throughout the entire energy system chain. The department owns a large ESP laboratory assembling High Voltage testing, DC Grids testing environment, and a large RTDS that is actively used for real-time simulation of future electrical power systems, AC and DC protection, and wide-area monitoring and protection.

The DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S) group is responsible for research and education in the fields of DC systems, high voltage technology, energy storage, electronic power conversion (power electronics), and electromechanics. DC systems is a multidisciplinary field of research, exploring the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage (electric vehicles) in DC networks and systems and future DC transmission grids. The group is currently active in applications such as Direct Current distribution and transmission grids and microgrids, electrification of mobility (charging of electric vehicles), and renewable generation of electrical energy (such as wind and solar energy).

Would you like to know more about the ESE department and the DCE&S group?

Please take a look at the webpage www.tudelft.nl/ewi/ese

Essentials:

Excellent background on power electronic converters with high reliability.

Experience with experimental work can be useful.

Simple, creative and critical thinking is essential.

Strong Interest in learning, with a desire to enhance current knowledge base is

Good command over English.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements .

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2541 per month in the first year to € 3247 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Aditya Shekhar assistant professor, email: A.Shekhar@tudelft.nl 

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Sharmila Rattansingh, Management Assistant DCE&S group, email: s.rattansingh@tudelft.nl     

NOTE that applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and suitable candidates will be invited for interview, so it is recommended not to wait until the deadline with your application

The applications for this post should be submitted through the application button in the recruitment system. A motivation letter can be addressed to dr. Aditya Shekhar

Please submit:

  • your CV with a list of (academic and/or industry) references that we can contact,
  • a list of grades of your qualifying degrees (BSc, MSc), and
  • a cover letter that details your motivation and fit to the job requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered.    
  • Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before December 15, 2022. 

    • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
    • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
    • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

    The Delft University of Technology is hiring a doctoral candidate for the development of reliable high power charging hubs for electric vehicles. 

    This is a four-years doctoral position. You will be jointly supervised by dr. Aditya Shekhar (assistant professor) and prof. Pavol Bauer (chair of DCE&S group). You will be a  member of the section DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S) in the Faculty of Electrical Engeering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS).

    The selected candidate will work  on the development of reliable high power charging hubs for electric vehicles. The Phd project provides an opportunity to gain experience with power electronic systems based energy transition in the field of e-mobility. The candidate will be involved intensively in our Power Electronics and Reliability Lab (The PEARL) to test degradation of such systems due to stresses up-to 600 A and 5000 Volts. We will together integrate this hardware-in-the-loop test-bed with a real time simulated model of the designed power converter. The obtained empirical data will be used to understand key parameters relevant for condition monitoring during system operation.

    About the department

    The research in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy is inspired by the technical, scientific, and societal challenges originating from the transition towards a more sustainable society and focuses on four areas:

    • DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S)
    • Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD)
    • Intelligent Electrical Power Grids (IEPG)
    • High Voltage Technologies (HVT)

    The Electrical Sustainable Energy Department provides expertise in each of these areas throughout the entire energy system chain. The department owns a large ESP laboratory assembling High Voltage testing, DC Grids testing environment, and a large RTDS that is actively used for real-time simulation of future electrical power systems, AC and DC protection, and wide-area monitoring and protection.

    The DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S) group is responsible for research and education in the fields of DC systems, high voltage technology, energy storage, electronic power conversion (power electronics), and electromechanics. DC systems is a multidisciplinary field of research, exploring the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage (electric vehicles) in DC networks and systems and future DC transmission grids. The group is currently active in applications such as Direct Current distribution and transmission grids and microgrids, electrification of mobility (charging of electric vehicles), and renewable generation of electrical energy (such as wind and solar energy).

    Would you like to know more about the ESE department and the DCE&S group?

    Please take a look at the webpage www.tudelft.nl/ewi/ese

    Essentials:

    Excellent background on power electronic converters with high reliability.

    Experience with experimental work can be useful.

    Simple, creative and critical thinking is essential.

    Strong Interest in learning, with a desire to enhance current knowledge base is

    Good command over English.

    Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements .

    Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

    Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2541 per month in the first year to € 3247 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

    The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

    Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

    At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

    Challenge. Change. Impact!

    The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

    Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

    For more information about this vacancy, please contact Aditya Shekhar assistant professor, email: A.Shekhar@tudelft.nl 

    For information about the selection procedure, please contact Sharmila Rattansingh, Management Assistant DCE&S group, email: s.rattansingh@tudelft.nl     

    NOTE that applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and suitable candidates will be invited for interview, so it is recommended not to wait until the deadline with your application

    The applications for this post should be submitted through the application button in the recruitment system. A motivation letter can be addressed to dr. Aditya Shekhar

    Please submit:

  • your CV with a list of (academic and/or industry) references that we can contact,
  • a list of grades of your qualifying degrees (BSc, MSc), and
  • a cover letter that details your motivation and fit to the job requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered.    
  • Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before December 15, 2022. 

    • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
    • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
    • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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