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The Eindhoven University of Technology has vacancies in the European Horizon 2020 MSCA-ITN-EID-2017 project 'Advanced Solid-State Transformers' ASSTRA. The ASSTRA project is a Marie Sk³odowska-Curie Innovative Training Network and is looking for:
Two Early Stage Researchers (2 PhD students) to research the development of advanced solid-state transformer technology in DC-equipped energy supply systems.
The research will be conducted within the Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group, Department of Electrical Engineering, in close cooperation with the ABB Corporate Research Center in Switzerland.
Smart DC-equipped energy supply systems will play a major role in the future renewable approach of energy generation, distribution and consumption, where the penetration of electric vehicles and their associated charging infrastructure can be highlighted. This futuristic electrification network has in its core a flexible power conversion unit, distributing electrical energy from sources to loads in a similar fashion as today's internet hubs distribute information from senders to receivers. Specifically, this power conversion unit integrates state-of-the-art technology, such as Silicon-Carbide, in order to implement power electronics building blocks and magnetic components featuring breaking through performances, which will ultimately enable its industrial deployment.
The research challenge will be divided over two PhD's working simultaneously and with a strong interaction with each other. The first PhD will focus on the power electronics conversion unit, using wide bandgap semiconductors in the ultra-high switching frequency range. Additionally, the protection and overload capabilities of the converter shall be researched and enlarged to enable usage of the technology in practical grid applications. The second PhD will focus on the medium frequency transformer, using advanced magnetic materials and modern manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing in order to tackle the isolation requirements and improve the thermal performance.
The project involves a two-partner network comprising the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and ABB Corporate Research Center in Switzerland. Intense mobility is envisaged throughout the duration of the project. A significant part (>50%) of the appointment will be executed at ABB in Switzerland. The PhD students will have access to excellent research and training facilities at both locations and will be guided by experienced supervisors.
Eindhoven University of Technology
TU/e profiles itself as a leading, international, in engineering science & technology specialized university. It offers excellent teaching and research and thereby contribute to the advancement of technical sciences and research to the developing of technological innovations and the growth of wealth and prosperity both in its own region (technology & innovation hotspot Eindhoven) and beyond.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering concentrates its activities on the analysis, synthesis and management of complex connected systems concerned with manipulating or guiding electromagnetic quantities. This is achieved by training highly qualified and academic people and by providing to the best of its ability new knowledge based on high quality research. The faculty aims to make a contribution to society by stimulating an improvement in the quality of life in a general sense and by being a leading innovative force behind the economy.
Electromechanics and Power Electronics group
The mission of the Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group is to carry out fundamental research on enabling energy conversion theory, methods and technologies on which future developments in electromechanics, power electronics and motion systems are depending. The EPE group wants to remain the academic front runner in terms of sustainable energy conversion systems in the Netherlands.
The PhD student will join the group and collaborate intensely with the other members of the EPE group (around 50 researchers), where he/she will participate in an industrial research activity. The aim of his/her PhD research project is to develop power electronic converter concepts together with the associated magnetic components, which are characterized by high power density and high efficiency. This research activity will be done under close supervision by the EPE Group in collaboration with ABB Corporate Research Center.
For this project, a candidate with MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics will be selected and hired as doctoral student in the Electromechanics and Power Electronics Group (www.tue.nl/epe) for 4 years period. The candidate should have: