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Tenure track for Assist. Professor in electromagnetic energy conversion systems (V36.3987)

Tenure track for Assist. Professor in electromagnetic energy conversion systems

The Department of Electrical Engineering has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor (1 fte) in Electromagnetic energy conversion systems. This vacancy is part of the Irčne Curie Fellowship, and is only open for female candidates in the first six months of recruitment.
Position
Assistant Professor
Department(s)
Department of Electrical Engineering
FTE
1,0
Date off
22/12/2019
Reference number
V36.3987

Job description

Introduction

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. We foster an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives.

Eindhoven University of Technology offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Our educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents. Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. We push the limits of science, which puts us at the forefront of rapidly emerging areas of research.

Eindhoven University of Technology combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. We understand things by making them and we make things by understanding them.

Our campus is in the centre of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. Globally, we stand out when it comes to collaborating with advanced industries. Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations.

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.

https://www.4tu.nl/resilience/en/desire-and-research/

Position

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:

  • Carry out fundamental and applied research in the forefront of multiphysical modeling of electromagnetic devices.
  • Contribute to the acquisition and management of (inter)national research projects.
  • Cooperate with industrial and academic partners.
  • Teach and supervise students on all academic levels, i.e. BSc, MSc, PDEng and PhD level.
  • Publish in renowned scientific journals and conferences.

Job requirements

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:

  • PhD in electromechanics, electromagnetics and/or applied physics, preferably with a focus on several of the following topics: magnetic-, thermal-, and/or mechanical modeling.
  • Extensive experience with numerical methods, (semi-)analytical modeling techniques for the design of advanced electromagnetic devices (Fourier modeling, charge modeling, MEC, TEC, etc.).
  • Experience in numerical methods for PDE such as FEM (at fundamental level). Proven experience with emerging numerical methods such as high-order spectral and/or isogeometric.
  • Vast publication list including cross institutional publications.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Excellent programming skills with MATLAB, python, C. Experience with other programming languages is an asset.
  • Extensive experience with FEM software (FLUX, ANSYS).
  • Communicative personality with excellent knowledge of English and Dutch (or willing to learn Dutch).
  • Team player with good communications skills who can work within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as independently.

Conditions of employment

We offer:

  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department;
  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming associate professor. After a maximum of 4 years the tenure decision will be made. If you have a more senior profile, you will receive a tailor-made career proposal.
  • As an Irène Curie Fellow, you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career.
  • In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes).
  • Family friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

Information:

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.

Application:

If you are interested in this position, you can only use the 'apply now'-button on this page.

Your application must contain the following documents:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed CV
  • A detailed list of publications and achievements
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • The contact information of three referees

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Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups. If no female candidate is found in the first six months of recruitment, this vacancy will be re-opened as a generic vacancy.