PhD Studentship: Advanced Development of Highly Efficient Reconfigurable Automotive Power Converter

University College London

United Kingdom


Vacancy Information

This studentship provides an opportunity for a UK/EU national candidate to join a 4-year study program in UCL's Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The aim of this studentship is to develop a novel automotive inverter architecture with the ultra-fast battery charging capability.

Studentship Description

A 4-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Advanced Development of Highly Efficient Reconfigurable Automotive Power Converter.

Person Specification

Applicant should have, or expect to achieve, a master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a closely-related discipline, awarded with first-class or upper second-class (2:1) honours (or equivalent). The successful candidate should have strong self-motivation and dedicated passion for research, in addition to the willingness for team-working and the ability to deliver research outcomes to meet deadlines. The Successful candidate requires having and developing background knowledge in the following areas: Power electronics and electromagnetics, Control and optimisation techniques, Finite element analysis and programming, Practical skills with building and testing electronic circuits.


The position is open to UK and EU candidates. EU candidates must have been living in the UK for 3 years prior to the course commencing. EU residents who have not been living in the UK are eligible for fee only awards. Please do not enquire about this studentship if you are ineligible. Please refer to the following website for eligibility criteria:

Application Process: 

Eligible applicants should first contact Dr Mehdi Baghdadi ( or Dr Yuanchang Liu ( enclosing a cover letter (including contact information of two referees), a research statement and a CV. The supervisory team will arrange interviews for short-listed candidates. After the interview, the successful candidate will be required to formally apply online via the UCL website. 

Regrettably, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful at the shortlisting stage. Thank you for your interest in this position.

Contact Name 
Dr Mehdi Baghdadi or Dr Yuanchang Liu

Contact Details or

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Closing Date
31 Jul 2019

Latest Time for the Submission of Applications

Interview Date

Studentship Start Date
September 2019

In your application, please refer to