This Ph.D. position aims to develop feasible solutions for designing power electronic stacks for high-power applications.
The power stack is a modular assembly of power electronic components commonly used in high-power and high-voltage applications. It consists of multiple layers of power semiconductor devices, gate drivers, and other supporting components that are connected in series and parallel configurations to create a power conversion system. The power stack design methodology aims at creating high-performance, reliable, and efficient power conversion systems. The design process of a power stack starts with topology and component selection, including the power semiconductor devices, gate drivers, auxiliary circuits, and passive components. Then, these components should be placed in a reasonable way to guide the design of the mechanical structure and achieve a balance between power density, cooling performance, and mechanical stresses, all of which can significantly impact the system's overall performance. Achieving this requires rich engineering experience, and typically, several rounds of design iterations are necessary to optimize the design, which is really time-consuming and expensive.
This position starts from the design methodology for a multi-physics power stack system and focuses on developing an optimization methodology for the power stack and finding a practical solution to achieve a semi-automatic or fully automatic design process based on customized demands and requirements. The objective is to enable the rapid and efficient development of high-performance power conversion systems.
The expected results of the Ph.D. project will be as follows
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
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:
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.
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