PhD position on EMC and Safety of Battery Electronic Systems
The power electronics & EMC (PE) group at the University of Twente has a vacancy for a PhD position in the NWO project ‘Maritime Batteries’. This project aims to study the utilization of different battery chemistries for ships with different operational profiles.
You will address the Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) due to fast switching power electronics that impacts the reliable operation of battery packs in maritime applications. The high frequency currents and voltages caused by the hard switching power electronics induce voltages and currents at locations where that may be damaging, including the improper functioning of the Battery Management System (BMS). Also, high frequency stress (RF noise, current ripples, differential mode currents etc.) on maritime battery packs has an impact not just on its performance but also on its state-of-health (SOH) and results in faster degradation. Understanding, modelling and proposing mitigation of the EMC phenomena in maritime application is the first goal of this PhD position. In addition, early fault detection and mitigation is an important feature for protection of maritime battery packs. Reconfigurable battery systems for maritime applications improve safety by removing aged and/or faulty cells/modules from the pack. Developing an advanced power-electronics-based maritime BMS that further improves safety is the next goal of this project.
The ‘Maritime Batteries’ project is financed by the Zero-emission and Circular Shipping call of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the domain of power electronics within the PE (Power Electronics and EMC) group. You will carry out the research at the University in Enschede, The Netherlands, closely with the support of several experienced supervisors (Dr. Prasanth Venugopal, Prof. Thiago Batista Soeiro and Prof. Frank Leferink) who will offer you routine supervision. Collaboration is an important aspect of the PhD position with project partners such as TU Delft, Leiden University, Radboud University and NHL Stenden University of Applied Science. In addition, you will work with a wide span of stakeholders such as NLDA (Nederlandse Defensie Academie), MARIN, TNO, Praxis Automation, EST-Floattech, ELEO Technologies, RHMarine, Wärtsilä, Huisman Equipment, Damen, Royal van Lent Feadship, DMO (Defensie Materieel Organisatie), Van Dam Shipping, Battery Competence Centre (BCC), KNVR (Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Redersand) and DNV, Norway.
Teaching activities will take 10%-20% of your time.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please send your application before January 16th 2023 and include:
- an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for this position,
- a detailed CV (resume),
- a publication list,
- contact details of at least 2 referees,
- an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education,
- and a TOEFL or IELTS score to verify sufficient proficiency in the English language.
An interview will be part of the selection procedure.
For more information about the position, please contact our secretary Mrs. Lillian Hannink at email@example.com
About the organization
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.