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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Power Electronics Systems

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Power Electronics Systems

Are you a game changer?
Universitaire docent, Hoogleraar, Universitaire hoofddocent
Electrical Engineering
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In the Power Electronics Laboratory (PELe) of the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), we are attempting a change in the way Power Electronics research is viewed and conducted.  Would you like to join our Laboratory to become a significant contributor to this change?  We are looking for a new academic staff member.  Although there is a preference for candidates that have research experience in power electronics hardware related topics, we are open to other power electronics related topics as well.  Surprise us!  We welcome applicants from all areas of Power Electronics and across different seniority levels.

The focus will be on fresh and innovative ideas.  Your compelling vision for shaping the research landscape over the next ten years, along with your track record of delivering will be essential. Next to your research quality, your educational skills are very important as 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 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.

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.


  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in Electrical, Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics or similar, with specialization in Power Electronics/Power Electronic Systems. research, or a comparable domain.
  • 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 (written and verbal) in English. 


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.

Informatie en sollicitatie

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. 

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]

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

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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.