Full Professorship of Electrical Drive Systems

Darmstadt University of Technology Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology


The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for a position of a

Full Professorship (W3) Electrical Drive Systems

effective 01.10.2022 or later.

We are looking for an experienced scientist/researcher with excellent scientific credentials and international visibility in the following research areas:

  • Energy efficient drives
  • Interaction between electrical machine and fast switching converter with WBG semiconductor with an emphasis on:Advanced manufacturing concepts for electrical machines such as additive processes, optimized design for automated manufacturing, composite materials or circular economy
    • Fatigue of winding insulation by high dv/dt rates
    • Bearing currents generated by CM voltages
  • Electrical machines with high speed and magnetic bearing concepts
  • Multi-domain modelling, simulation and model-reduction concepts as well as computer aided design processes
  • Digital twin in the context of Industry 4.0

The professorship should engage in interdisciplinary research collaboration with other groups in the department, within other departments and with research and industrial partners.

An excellent doctorate degree, pedagogical and didactic skills as well as appropriate professional experiences (habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements) are required. Applicants are expected to participate in academic teaching concerning Bachelor and Master courses (in German and English language).

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German "W-Besoldung" and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt is an autonomous university with broad excellence in research, an interdisciplinary profile, and an explicit focus area in Engineering Science and Information and Communication Technology. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is one of the major leaders in research and teaching and is regularly ranked within the top German departments.

Technical University of Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Technical University of Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.

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Informal enquiries may be addressed to the head of the selection committee, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Griepentrog (gerd.griepentrog@lea.tu-darmstadt.de; mobile phone: +49 170 5623619).

Applications should be in English and include a cover letter with research and teaching statements, a curriculum vitae including the academic career path, a research and teaching concept, a list of publications, copies of relevant diplomas and certificates and an overview of previous teaching experiences (including evaluation results).

Applications should be sent as a single PDF to the following email-account: dekanat@etit.tu-darmstadt.de with the subject: “Application W3 Electrical Drive Systems Code No. 56” or to: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Deanery Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Code No. 56, Fraunhoferstrasse 4, D-64283 Darmstadt, Germany.

Code No. 56

Published on: February 10, 2021

Application deadline: May 10, 2021


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