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Tampere University

Doctoral Researcher (Electrical machines and magnetic components), 1 position

2022-01-31
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Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en

The research group of Electromechanics at the unit of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences , Tampere University focuses on numerical electromagnetics and magnetic materials. We work at the interface of electromagnetic theory, computational science, physics of magnetic materials and electrical engineering applications of practical importance. Our vision is to integrate advanced electromagnetic modeling tools together with practical design of electromagnetic energy conversion devices, such as electrical machines, transformers, inductors and energy harvesters.

We will be taking part in a Horizon Europe project “PowerDrive - Power electronics optimisation for next generation electric vehicle components” starting in 2022. The project aims at developing a highly efficient, cost-effective and compact power electronics solution for electric powertrains of battery electric vehicles (EV). Our part is related to the development of system-level modeling techniques for the electromagnetic components of EV powertrains.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are now looking for a Ph.D. student for developing surrogate or reduced-order models for electrical motors, inductors and transformers and coupling these to circuit and thermal simulation tools. The work comprises finite element (FE) modeling of the components, searching for suitable data-based surrogate models or model order reduction techniques as well as system-level simulations using MATLAB/Simulink. Active participation to meetings with the project collaborators is required for discussing aspects related to power electronics and thermal design.

Participation to teaching at the Unit of Electrical Engineering is possible. The job requires occasional traveling to meetings and conferences to disseminate the research results. International research visits to other universities or research institutes are also possible.

REQUIREMENTS

Successful candidates hold an M.Sc. in electrical engineering or electromagnetics and are familiar with electrical machines or magnetic components. They possess the relevant theoretical skills and some experience in FE modeling as well as MATLAB/Simulink simulation of electrical machines or power-electronic systems. In addition, experience on some of the following topics is appreciated:

  • Model order reduction techniques (e.g. proper orthogonal decomposition)
  • Surrogate modeling of electrical machines or magnetic components
  • Design of magnetic components for power electronic systems

The position also requires:

  • Good English language skills
  • Ability to conduct systematic scientific research
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate clearly in a multidisciplinary and international environment

WE OFFER

The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of maximum 2.5 – 4 years. The starting date will be mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A typical starting salary for a Doctoral Researcher is around 2400 - 2500 EUR per month. The salary increases based on experience.

Tampere University offers many benefits to its employees, e.g. occupational health services, flexible working hours, high-quality sport services and affordable lunch opportunities on campus.

International HR services offer their help with e.g. official issues in settling in Finland and Tampere. 

Tampere region is one of the fastest growing city areas in Finland. Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and a traditional centre of the Finnish industry. Today, the city is best known for its high-tech expertise and extensive knowhow in various fields. Tampere is also the most popular city in Finland for higher education studies

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications has been extended until 31.1.2022 (at 23.59 EET / UTC+2:00) .
Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English.

The following documents should accompany your application:

  • a CV (with a list of publications, if applicable)
  • a free-form application letter including names of two referees (max. 1 page)
  • degree certificates
  • other relevant documents that support your application (e.g. M.Sc. thesis, the most relevant publications regarding the call (max. 2), examples of simulation models you have developed, etc.)

For questions and more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Paavo Rasilo, paavo.rasilo (at) tuni.fi, +358 40 849 0409

Job details

Title
Doctoral Researcher (Electrical machines and magnetic components), 1 position
Location
Kalevantie 4 Tampere, Finland
Published
2021-12-22
Application deadline
2022-01-31
Job type
PhD
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