Doctoral student in Electric Machine Design

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Project description

The position will be in the electric machines and drives research team at the school of electrical engineering and computer science at KTH.

The electrification of the transport system has the greatest potential for rapidly reducing emissions. Heavy road vehicles, like long-haul trucks and buses, contribute 5-7% of global human emissions and are difficult to electrify due to their long range, high power, and reliability requirements.

The project contributes to the transition to fossil-free transportation by designing a high-voltage (more than 1000 V) electric machine, consequent to the increased system voltage in battery-powered electric powertrains. By using a holistic view that accounts for the whole powertrain, the development of new materials, and the most recent calculation methodologies, we expect to reach results that can be used for the complete integration of the drive system in a vehicle’s rear axle.

The project connects to a large national and a European innovation project involving more than 50 EU partners from industry, academia, and research institutes. It provides excellent opportunities to establish a solid network for a future career.

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

Supervision: Docent Luca Peretti and Senior Research Engineer Mats Leksell.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Participation in a very inclusive and multidisciplinary group carrying out world-class research in power electronics.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues,
  • have knowledge of enabling technologies for electric machines, for instance: electromagnetics, electric machine design and its control,
  • use finite-element analysis software tools and
  • do experimental work with electric machines, for example testing an electric machine prototype in the lab with converter control.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

Contact information KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Contact information section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing, recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Contact

  • Lisa Olsson HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
  • Associate Professor Luca Peretti, lucap@kth.se