This PhD position is part of the NEON Research program. An interdisciplinary program with over 30 PhD positions, over 20 involved companies and 7 academic institutions. Lighting the way to zero emission energy and mobility by combining engineering, psychology, and social sciences into integrated models to explore, shape and predict these transitions.
Within the NEON project, you will be working on charging infrastructure for electrical vehicles, specifically those with high battery capacity and short turnaround times, such as buses, trucks and ships. These all require high power charging (>1MW) to be able to keep the charging times low. Moving towards fully electrified transportation will see a large rise in the installed charger capacity, which will pose a large strain on the distribution grid. To alleviate the loading of the low voltage grid, these high-power chargers will be directly connected to the medium voltage grid (10-20kV).
The candidate will investigate possible solutions for these high-power MV chargers and will be particularly researching the design, implementation and control of the isolation stage of the MV-charger. This stage is required to supply the necessary isolation between the medium and low-voltage sides against high voltage surges. It should control the power flow between the grid and the battery. Your main research directions will be:
As a PhD student, you will be working in the Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group in the Electrical Engineering department (https://www.tue.nl/epe). Weekly meetings will be held with the direct supervisors, and regular meetings will occur with the academic and industrial project partners.
The PhD candidate for the NEON project should fulfil the following requirements:
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact dr.ir. Maurice Roes, m.g.l.roes[at]tue.nl.
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