Bosch is one of the world’s biggest automotive part suppliers. Bosch Transmission Technology is a company that has expertise in (electric) vehicle transmission systems and components. The company’s expertise ranges from experience in metallurgy and metal interfaces to lifetime of metal and durability under harsh loading conditions. In line with the company’s research priorities, the future development of next generation thin metal (based) sheet materials is investigated to be used in high performance applications such as electrical vehicle powertrain components for a sustainable mobility.
Demand for high performance and high speed applications (hybrid/electrical vehicles, airborne applications, compressors, etc.) are rapidly increasing in the global markets due to emerging electrification and substantiality issues. Many companies are looking for innovations to improve power density, cost and efficiency of the electric motors, which is an important component in such high performance applications.
In electric motors (EMs), stator and rotor iron/e-stack design play an important role for the performance of the EM. One of the development measures to improve the costs of the electric motor is eliminating or reducing permanent magnets. Common examples of such technology are electrically excited synchronous machines (ESM), (magnet assisted) synchronous reluctance machines (SynRM). Yet, the market is still expected to be driven by permanent magnet synchronous machines (PSM) as well. Another practice is also combining these machine technologies into “hybrid machines” to combine several advantages.
The target of this project is to find sustainable design and material solutions to optimize performance and cost of ESM, PSM, (magnet assisted) SynRM and hybrid machine e-stacks (rotor and stator) considering the company’s production and process capabilities.
EngD Task description and Deliverables
About the EPE group:
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a world-leading research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Within Department of Electrical Engineering, Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group has one of the most advanced electromechanics and power electronics laboratories in the Netherlands. It contains state-of-the-art facilities for testing and validation of electromechanical and power electronics systems.
The EPE group consists of 2 full professors, 10 associate and assistant professors, several postdocs, about 30 PhD candidates and support staff. The EPE group is world-renowned for 6-DoF planar motors and levitated stages, wireless energy transfer concepts, tubular actuation concepts, and high-precision power electronics.
The main focus areas of the EPE group are applied and fundamental research in the clusters of high-precision technology, automotive, medical, renewable energy and grids. In recent years, the research focus has strongly grown for innovative and energy-saving conversion systems in line with industrial demands. All research areas are greatly supported by the national and international programs.
We are looking for candidates matching the following profile:
A meaningful job in a dynamic and international work environment at one of Europe’s leading universities in the Brainport region with joint forces of academia and industry. Very broad opportunities for an academic, industrial or mixed career after your promotion at prestigious institutions. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
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-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager dr. Esin Ilhan Caarls, e.ilhan[at]tue.nl or you can find more info on EngD DEES program.
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Magnetic materials, Electrical machines, Testing, Sustainability, Eco-design, Recyclability, Circularity