Research Associate in Energy Storage and Power Conversion

United Kingdom
Jun 18, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) is respected internationally for its many important contributions in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and is also home to the UK’s largest research led battery energy storage facility. The Department currently has 43 academic staff including 22 Professors and a number of other teaching, research and support staff. We have a student community of approximately 750 students comprised of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students. The Department's teaching is underpinned by leading edge research. The world-class laboratories are available to undergraduates and postgraduates, including major facilities for the research and development into energy storage systems and power conversion. The Department is organised into three research areas: Electrical Machines and Drives, Semiconductor Materials and Devices, and Communications. It also hosts the Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage and Applications, one of the UK’s leading research centres on all aspects of electrical energy storage. The Research Associate will join a team of three leading academics and industrial partners to address key research challenges for grid-connected energy storage using a hybrid of flywheel and battery technologies. You will have in-depth knowledge of power conversion, power electronics, energy storage systems, and practical system control. You will also have experience using modelling and simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink together with real-time control using embedded development platforms. This provides an ideal opportunity to undertake high quality research in collaboration with leading academic and industrial researchers in the field. Candidates are sought who have a PhD, or working towards a PhD, in electrical or power electrical engineering or a closely related discipline, or a strong undergraduate degree together with significant experience in a related industrial field. Candidates need to demonstrate a strong understanding of power electronic converters as well as experience of modelling and simulation tools, such as Matlab/Simulink and/or Labview.