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Assistant/Associate Professor Power Electronics – AI Techniques

Assistant/Associate Professor Power Electronics AI Techniques

Position
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Department(s)
Electrical Engineering
FTE
1,0
Date off
21/10/2022
Reference number
V36.5891

Job description

Are you interested in breaking new ground and introducing modern machine learning methods and tools in the subject matter of power electronics energy conversion? Are you curious about the adaptation and impact of modern computational learning techniques to the sub-millisecond level and their use for enhancing the reliability of power electronics systems?  

We are looking for top candidates in Power Electronics who are interested in contributing to scientific innovations and break-throughs in the way that modern AI techniques can be utilized to enhance the reliability and resilience of power electronics systems. Equally important, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to our educational portfolio.  

The new Assistant/Associate Professor will join the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group and collaborate intensively with its other members, participating in mixed academic/industrial research activity.  Your research potential will enable the group to develop and sustain an internally and externally funded research program. You are expected to publish your research findings in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the growth of Eindhoven University of Technology. Additionally, you will contribute to our teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In this respect you will develop and teach Power Electronics-related courses.  

As a newly appointed faculty member, you will be working in the Power Electronics Laboratory Eindhoven, which is a division of the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Both your research quality and your educational skills are very important. You will develop and teach Power Electronics courses at both undergraduate and graduate level. 

TU/e research towards 2030  

TU/e has identified Complex ‘High Tech Systems’ and ‘Renewable Energy’ as two of the key multi-disciplinary research opportunities in the taskforce TU/e 2030. Power Electronic Systems play an enabling role in these domains.  There is an ongoing initiative, both at the university level and the department level, to strengthen the research and education in these directions. 

Electromechanics and Power Electronics Group 

The Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group has one of the most advanced electromechanics and power electronics laboratories in the Netherlands (680+ m2 floor space).  It contains state-of-the-art facilities for testing and validation of electromechanical and power electronic systems. Moreover, the group has a leading role in establishing the Eindhoven Grid Laboratory (EGL) of the TU/e, a multi-million research facility with Medium Voltage capabilities that couples power electronics with electrolysis systems for Hydrogen production, in a unique environment for end-to-end research in electrochemical energy conversion. 

The research in the EPE group has strongly grown in the past years because of the industrial demands for innovative and energy-saving conversion systems. The research has been greatly supported by the national and international programs.  The research in the group is carried out in three main directions: 

  1. Next generation High-tech systems: High performance power electronics.  
  2. Resilient Systems: Real-time data driven reliability and control. 
  3. Technologies for the Energy Transition: Medium Voltage, grid-connected Power Electronics. 

This research lines address applications across a broad range of industries, such as high-precision motion systems for the semiconductor and biomedical industries, fast car charging and on-board energy management for automotive and e-mobility, electric drives for industrial applications, grid-connected power electronics for power quality, and others. 

Job requirements

  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in Electrical, Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics or similar, with specialization in Power Electronics/Power Electronic Systems and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. 
  • Experience and reputation in a well-defined or, an emerging area of Power Electronic Systems. 
  • Experience in management of professionals, aimed at developing people and creating synergy. 
  • Strong academic and industry network; research interactions on the national and international level, proven by joint collaborations, projects and publications. 
  • Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed vision on teaching and learning in your own discipline.  
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring of students and staff, leading a project or chairing a group. 
  • Excellent proficiency in English (written and verbal). 

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you: 

  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming Associate Professor. If you have a more senior profile, a tailor-made career proposal will be considered. 
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research, or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university. 
  • Female candidates are eligible for the Irene Curie fellowship
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities  
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%. 
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment. 
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching. 
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.  
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs. 
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as is a tax compensation scheme (the 30% Facility) and Partner Career Support.  

Information and application

About us 

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-5-position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.   

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More information  

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
prof.dr. G. Papafotiou, g.papafotiou[at]tue.nl. 

For information about terms of employment, please contact Cyndi Long, Recruiter, c.g.long[at]tue.nl, +31 621167031 

Are you inspired to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs

Application 

We invite you to submit a complete application. The application should include a: 

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position. 
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references. 
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages). 
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages). 

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.