Research Associate in Power Electronics




£31,866 to £33,797

This post, funded by the EU Clean Sky research programme, will be based within the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group (EMD) at the University of Sheffield. You will work within the “Multilevel SiC power electronics module for Aircraft application” (MuSiCA) project, joining a team of academic and industrial partners, including Dynex Semiconductors, to address key research challenges in the design and control of power electronics modules for aerospace applications, with particular focus on designing novel, high performance gate drives for advanced SiC power modules and on developing multi-physics models to support the design optimisation of multi-level SiC power modules.

The project requires in-depth knowledge of power electronics, power semiconductor devices (including Si and SiC), gate drive designs as well as good electronic design, embedded programming and experimental skills.

You must hold a PhD or be close to completion (or have equivalent experience) in power electronics, electrical drives or related discipline. You will need a strong scientific background in power electronics and electrical drives and experience in designing PCBs.

The post provides an ideal opportunity to undertake high quality research in collaboration with leading researchers in the field. The post holder will be expected to participate in technical meetings with academic and industrial partners, will be encouraged to attend international conferences, and to publish research findings in learned society journals.

The Electrical Machines and Drives (EMD) Group is a world leader in the field of electrical machines, power electronics, controls, and energy conversion and storage systems. Currently, it has more than 120 personnel, including 13 academic staff (7 full professors), around 100 Research Associates and PhD students. With an outstanding track record for innovation, and for promoting the commercial exploitation of its research findings, the group is particularly well-known for its pioneering research on permanent magnet machines and drives for applications ranging from automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, marine, industrial, to consumer product sectors.

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