Postdoc in Emerging Applications of Wide Bandgap Power Electronic Systems (2018-224-01888)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as a Postdoc in Emerging Applications of Wide Bandgap Power Electronic Systems is open for appointment from March 1, 2018, or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 18 month. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 250 employees – out of them are more than 100 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. The position is related to the research program of Efficient and Reliable Power Electronics and the postdoc research fellow will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems.

Job description

The overall goal of this project is to develop new methods for ensuring efficient and reliable operations of power electronic systems. Emerging technologies, such as power electronic systems based on new generation of wide bandgap (WBG) power devices, e.g., GaN and SiC, will be focused. The high switching frequency operation of WBG devices enables a fast dynamic performance of power converters, which promotes a variety of emerging applications, such as high-frequency harmonic filtering and resonance mitigation, high-bandwidth power conversion in renewable energy generation. Yet on the other hand, it brings great challenges in practice, such as more electromagnetic interference (EMI) emission. Innovative approaches will be pursued to enable the adoption of WBG power electronics in future power conversion systems.

Research areas for this Postdoc position will be within WBG based power electronic systems. Experience in modeling, control, and design of WBG based power converters considering EMI, controller bandwidth, harmonic filtering, resonance damping, and hardware prototyping are of high interests. More specifically, a successful applicant should document strong ability in most of the listed topics:

•    Innovative EMI modeling, filter design, and integration.
•    High-bandwidth noise-immunity controller design and implementation.
•    High-frequency harmonic filtering based on WBG power converters.
•    High-frequency resonance mitigation within WBG power electronic systems.
•    Hardware prototyping and validation of WBG power converters.
•    Knowledge of PWM techniques, harmonic analysis, current control, resonance damping, and circuit layout.
•    Familiar with MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, Altium Designer, and SolidWorks.
•    Outreach and dissemination.

The research environment will be very international oriented. Proficiency in English and strong teamwork spirit are required.

You may obtain further information from Professor, Frede Blaabjerg, Department of Energy Technology, phone: +45 2129 2454, email: fbl@et.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

Qualification requirements
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lone Lund Ørnsholt by mail est-ef-hr@aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3494. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Vacancy number

2018-224-01888

Deadline

20/07/2018

Apply online

Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. Towards the bottom in the respective job advertisement you will find a link, which you need to use when applying for the position. Before uploading your application it is important that you have all relevant documentation ready in a Word or PDF format, as you need to upload all material at the same time. You cannot leave the application and return to it a couple of hours later without having to start over.

The system does not support ZIP or images files. Filenames can only contain numbers and letters, and each document must take up no more than 20 MB.

If you experience technical problems, we encourage you to try again. If the technical problems, contrary to expectation, cannot be solved, please contact the member of staff listed as the contact person in the job advertisement.