Assistant/Associate Professor Power Electronics for DC Systems

TU Delft

Netherlands

Assistant/Associate Professor Power Electronics for DC Systems
38 hours a week

Challenge: Innovative theoretical and experimental research of system integration of renewable energy and energy storage.

Change: Research methods to increase reliability and modularity and advanced real-time control system integration.

Impact: Exploring the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage.

Job description
As an Assistant/Associate Professor your focus will be on the following tasks:

  1. Research in electrical sustainable energy in the field of electronic power conversion (power electronics).The focus will be on innovative theoretical and experimental research of system integration of renewable energy and energy storage (electric vehicles) in DC networks and systems and future DC transmission grids. This includes the design, control and protection of DC networks, innovative high power electronic interfaces and converters for charging of electric vehicles. Breakthroughs are expected from application of wide band gap devices and system integration of electronic power conversion, methods to increase reliability and modularity and advanced real-time control system integration with high power electronic interfaces and high voltage power electronics.
  2. Teaching in the area of electronic power conversion (power electronics) on the MSc level but also related subjects at the BSc level.
  3. Acquisition and management of national and international research projects, and establishing strong collaborations with academic and industrial partners.
  4. Participation in international bodies such as IEEE. A holistic approach, in which design, implementation, deployment, and analysis are integrated, is strongly desired; we expect the applicant to actively collaborate with other researchers from academia and industry to realise this aim.


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 multi-disciplinary field of research, exploring the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage (electric vehicles) in DC networks and systems and future DC transmission grid. 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.

Requirements

  • You must have a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering related to electronic power conversion (power electronics).
  • Overall knowledge and experience with experimental implementation of electronic power conversion, as well as previous work experience in one of these areas, is required.
  • Practical knowledge about design of electronic power conversion in general will be positively evaluated.
  • An excellent academic track record reflected by publications in the leading international journals is required.
  • You should have a demonstrated ability to initiate and direct research projects and to obtain external funding.
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring students is considered an advantage.
  • You also have an open personality and good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in written and spoken English is required.


Conditions of employment
A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount 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. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
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 and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
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.

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. Research at the TU Delft Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy focuses on three areas:

  • DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
  • Intelligent Electrical Power Grids


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 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.

Additional information
For more information about this vacancy, please contact  Prof.dr. P. Bauer, https://www.tudelft.nl/staff/p.bauer/.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Sharmila Rattansingh, Secretary, DCE&S group, https://www.tudelft.nl/staff/s.rattansingh/.

More information can be found at www.tudelft.nl/over-tu-delft/werken-bij-tu-delft.

Application procedure
Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before January 15, 2022 via the application form and  include the following;

  • a one-page motivation letter,
  • a detailed CV,
  • a grade list,
  • contact information of at least two references to [name + e-mail].


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, review of applicants will start on December 15, 2021. Applicants will be accepted until January 15, 2022 or until the position is filled.

  • 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.


In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com

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