Currently, there are two full-time Postdoc positions available at the Electrical Energy Systems Group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the area of power quality for traditional distributed network system and power-electronics-dominated power system. The appointment for each position is for a fixed period of two years.
The positions are funded by the EU project “SnapToPowerQuality” under Horizon 2020-FTI. The project aims at developing a cost-effective source location method for various steady-state and dynamic power quality issues in the production lines, such as harmonic distortions, dynamic resonances, voltage flicker, etc., which are caused by the nonlinear loads and power electronics systems. The power quality issues in some cases cause unit failure and thereby production break-down, production loss, and energy loss. If the root cause of power quality issues can be monitored and tracked online, much loss of resources and money can be avoided. The existing solution are, however, difficult and costly to install, because they must break into the multiconductor electricity cables to monitor the power quality. This project proposes to combine clamp-on power sensors with cloud AI, to measure critical deviations in the power flow from the outside of existing multiconductor cables. Mathematical power quality models will be developed to map the “non-sense” data acquired by the clamp-on sensors into the valuable insight into the root cause of the power quality issues.
We are searching for candidates with a background in modeling, analysis and mitigation of power quality issues for both traditional distributed network system and power-electronics-dominated power system. Successful candidates should have good writing and documentation skills, excellent analytical and research capabilities, and good communication skills and team-work spirit. They are expected to be actively involved in the design, development and experimental validation of the source location system together with the project team, and to conduct academic research in the field of power quality and power electronics. Research topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Dr. Dongsheng Yang (d.yang1[at]tue.nl) or Dr. Vladimir Cuk (v.cuk[at]tue.nl)
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