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The Electromechanics and Power Electronics group is one of the nine research groups of the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU/e. The group is the main center for research in electromechanical power conversion and power electronics in the Netherlands. The research is aligned with the three main strategic research themes of the Eindhoven University of Technology, i.e. Energy, Health and Smart Mobility. The four research tracks of the EPE group are high-tech motion systems and robotics, power electronics systems, smart mobility and advanced modeling. Furthermore, the group is one of the founders of the High Tech Systems Center in which all mechatronic knowledge of the TU/e will be bundled.
The electromagnetic energy conversion principles and materials are researched to significantly improve the conversion and routing of electrical energy. The controllability and reliability are the subjects to be improved compared to state of the art conversion methodologies. A detailed analysis is needed on electromagnetic models and new materials. The non-linear and hysteretic behavior of magnetic components greatly affects the performance of electromagnetic energy conversion in terms of efficiency, size, EMC and particularly cost. To predict these performance indices during a design process or make a priori estimations based on specific operating conditions, time-efficient analyses and design tools are necessary.
Current (design) tools, although very fast, are based on simplifications of the electromagnetic behavior and are for this reason inaccurate in predicting various performance aspects. They also give little physical insight, preventing new innovative concepts to find their way into the magnetic design. Even academic or commercial software combining all material (anisotropy, magnetostriction, variable conductivity and permeability), design (3-D field distributions) and manufacturing related effects (such as assembly tolerance, stress distributions), is not available. As such, the new topologies, performance optimization, weight reduction, and efficiency improvement of magnetic components and devices are limited especially when tailored to high frequency domains.
A systematic approach which allows the design optimization of electromechanic energy conversion mechanisms, is necessary. The appropriate approach will be established in such a way that physical EM-relevant parameters, models, setups and electromechanic-tool flow are combined in order to establish a common design, validation and analysis.
4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering (4TU RE) is the knowledge centre in Resilience Engineering of the four universities of technology in the Netherlands (Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University and Research). The knowledge centre wants to develop, apply and disseminate knowledge, methods and tools for making societies more resilient. Within this area 4TU RE focuses on engineering solutions (technical solutions and system designs) in interaction with social-ecological systems.
DeSIRE (Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering) is an extensive interdisciplinary research and capacity building program. It is part of the strategic research impulse ‘High Tech for a Sustainable Future’ of the four Dutch Technical Universities – Eindhoven, Delft, Twente and Wageningen – forming the backbone of 4TU RE. The goal of the project is to build a thriving community on Resilience Engineering. Designing solutions for complex social-technical-environmental systems requires linking different domains and disciplines. The project wants to make a connection between scientists, practitioners, engineers and policymakers; between universities, companies and government.
DeSIRE (Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering) provides a first essential impulse for integrating the existing expertise on resilience through joint events across 4TU, nationally and internationally. The 16 Tenure Tracks lay the foundation of the national research cluster on Resilience Engineering, the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering, and create a head start on strengthening the interdisciplinary research agenda of this 4TU RE Centre.
The tenure track position in electromagnetic energy conversion systems open in the EPE group of TU/e, is one of the 16 positions within the DeSIRE program, in the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering.
In the framework of the DeSIRE program, we are looking for an assistant professor (tenure track) who will perform fundamental and application-oriented research into electromagnetic energy conversions in terms of design tools and ultrafast 2D and 3D analytical (numerical) multiscale and multiphysical models of static and dynamic fields. His/her tasks are to:
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
More information can be obtained from the links: http://www.tue.nl/ and https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/electromechanics-and-power-electronics/
For further information on this vacancy you can contact prof.dr. E. Lomonova, e-mail e.lomonova[a]tue.nl.
For information concerning employment conditions click here or contact S. Sonnemans, Recruiter, s.sonnemans[a]tue.nl, phone: + 31 655183097.
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