PhD student position in Stability assessment of converter-dominated power systems

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 31 Oct 2023

Project description
The project is sponsored by Energimyndigheten (Swedish Energy Agency) and it will be conducted in tight cooperation with relevant industrial partners, such as Hitachi Energy Research and Svenska Kraftnät (Swedish transmission system operator). The project covers a wide range of hot topics in converter-dominated power systems both theoretical and experimental.

Information about the division and the department
The Division of Electric Power Engineering conducts research within a broad range of topics in electric power technology. Our purpose is to develop interdisciplinary research areas within the university as well as with external partners. Research activities at the division can be organized in four main areas: electric power systems, power electronics, electric machines and high voltage engineering. The strength of our research is based on a solid theoretical basis and extensive experimental verification in our laboratories as well as in the field. Our goals are to enhance the knowledge base regarding electrical systems for renewables, vehicles, buildings and industrial applications. The division works in tight collaboration with several industrial partners at national and international level. Furthermore, the division is hosting two centres of excellence, The Swedish Electromobility Centre and The Swedish Electricity Storage and Balancing Centre  

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility 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 through speeches/presentations and scientific publications. The position comprises both theoretical modeling as well as experimental parts. The position is limited to 5 years and normally includes 15-20% departmental work, typically as lab assistant and exercise leader for different courses.

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

The applicant must have a Master Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on power systems and power electronics. Good ability to cooperate is a prerequisite together with the ability to focus on various issues both personal and academic. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are required. The skill to conduct teaching in Swedish is an advantage.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230507 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

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. 

Application deadline: 31-10-2023

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Mebtu Beza, division of Electric Power Engineering
Phone: +46 31 772 1617

Professor Massimo Bongiorno, division of Electric Power Engineering
Phone: +46 31 772 1631

*** 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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