PhD student position in Next generation of converter topologies for battery energy storage systems

Updated: 15 days ago
Deadline: 29 Apr 2021

Project description
The aim of this project is to propose solutions for ESSs for a massive integration of renewable energy sources in the power systems.

Focusing on modular configurations, converter topologies as well as different energy storage media will be considered and investigated. Different system designs will be evaluated and ranked to find the optimal configuration, based on the specific grid services to be provided. Selected topologies will be verified analytically, in a simulation environment and experimentally in a small-scale laboratory prototype. 

The project will be carried out at Chalmers University of Technology, department of Electrical Engineering in tight collaboration with Hitachi Power Grids.

The Division of Electric Power Engineering
The Division of Electric Power Engineering is conducting research in the area of power system, power electronics and electric machines. Our goals are to enhance the knowledge base regarding electrical systems for renewables, vehicles, buildings and industrial applications. We are continuously facing a change in the position of the research front within these areas.

The division has a long research and specializes in the field of application of power electronics in power systems and in the design and integration of renewable generations. This project expands our ongoing research activities on integration of energy storage systems in the electric power grid.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as a PhD student is to purse your own doctoral education. You are expected to be an independent researcher and to develop your own scientific knowledge and skills and communicate the results of your research orally and in writing. The position comprises both theoretical modelling as well as practical experimental parts.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to five years and will normally include 15-20% departmental work, typically as lab assistant and exercise leader of different courses.

You are expected to write a licentiate thesis within 2-3 years and defend your doctoral thesis within 5 years.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a Master’s degree or equivalentcorresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Electric Power Engineering, with an emphasis on power systems and power electronics. Good ability to cooperate is a prerequisite together with the ability to focus on issues. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are required. The skill to conduct teaching in Swedish is an advantage.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210156 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV:(Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 29 April, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Professor Massimo Bongiorno, Division of Electric Power Engineering, +46 31 772 1631

Dr. Mebtu Beza, Division of Electric Power Engineering, +46 31 772 1617

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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