Assistant Professor - Multi-Physics Modeling of Electromechanical Systems

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Position – Assistant Professor

Irène Curie Fellowship – No

Department(s) – Electrical Engineering

Institutes and others – EIRES – Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems, EAISI – Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute

FTE – 1,0

Date off – 30/09/2023

Reference number – V36.6768

Job description

Are you a researcher with a strong focus on multi-physical numerical modeling technique?  Would you like to be part of one of the leading institutes in electromechanics research?  Your research will be contributing to specialized, unconventional, and high-performing electromechanical actuation systems for high-tech semicon, medical, transport, and energy conversion systems.  In this position, your research will keep pushing the physical limits of such actuation systems to meet and realize the ever-increasing demands from industry and society.

Electromechanics and Power Electronics Group (EPE)

The EPE group is one of the nine research groups of the Department of Electrical Engineering. The group is the main center for research in electromechanical power conversion and power electronics in the Netherlands. The four research tracks of the group are high-tech motion systems and robotics, power electronics systems, smart mobility, and advanced modeling. Furthermore, the group is actively participating in the EAISI program as well as being one of the founders of the Cyber-Physical Systems Center (CPSe) in which all computation and mechatronic knowledge of TU/e will be bundled for tackling problems around e-grids, e-mobility, and high-tech systems applications.

This group has the most advanced electromechanics and power electronics laboratories in the Netherlands (680+ m2 floor space). It contains modern facilities for testing and validation of electromechanical and power electronic systems including, various permanent magnet and reluctance rotary and spherical motors, highly accurate linear and planar magnetic levitation systems, high-voltage, and superconducting actuators.

The research output of the group is well known for the state-of-the-art numerical modeling techniques for both 2D and 3D systems. These are based on harmonic models, magnetic charge models, magnetic equivalent circuits, spectral elements, isogeometric analysis, and hybrid combinations of these models.


The EPE group is looking for an assistant professor (tenure track) who will perform research into advanced cyber-physical electromechanical systems with a strong focus on multi-physical numerical modeling. The tasks are to:

  • Carry out fundamental and applied research at the forefront of multi-physical numerical modeling of electromechanical devices under strong nonlinear dynamics as well as the topology optimization of such systems.
  • Contribute to the acquisition and management of (inter)national research projects.
  • Cooperate with industrial and academic partners.
  • Teach and supervise students on all academic levels: BSc, MSc, PDEng, and PhD levels.
  • Publish in renowned scientific journals and conferences.

Job requirements

  • PhD degree in computational electromechanics, electromagnetics, or applied physics, preferably with a focus on modeling complex multi-physical systems involving electromagnetics, solid and fluid mechanics, as well as complex heat transfer mechanisms.
  • Minimum 2 years post-doc or, industrial experience.
  • Proven experience with numerical modeling techniques for the design of advanced electromagnetic devices (e.g. Fourier modeling, BEM, FVM, FEM, SEM, IGA).
  • Good programming skills (Matlab, Python, C) and knowledge of real-time control systems environments (dSPACE).
  • Teaching experience at a bachelor-level, supervision experience at master level.
  • Excellent proficiency (written and verbal) in English.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • Female candidates are eligible for the Irene Curie fellowship.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is ranked as one of the most innovative universities located in the heart of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands, the Brainport region. The unique positioning in one of Europe’s leading tech regions also means excellent job opportunities for spouses. TU/e actively facilitates career opportunities for partners of successful candidates. Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, and including suburbs, it has about 420,000 inhabitants. 

Our training and research programs are highly regarded, and we foster close relationships with companies, organizations, and research institutes in the Brainport region and beyond. Fundamental and applied research are equally valued here. The high rank of the TU/e is due to the impact of its scientific research and also to its scientific co-publications with industry. TU/e is a social and inspiring university with a vibrant culture. Surrounded by people who share your scientific ambitions, we translate our basic research into meaningful solutions. The TU/e currently has nine departments, with over 11,000 students in total.

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More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contactprof.dr. E.A. Lomonova, e.lomonova[at] or go to one of the following links: EPE groupCPSe centreEAISIEIRES.

For information about terms of employment, please contact Sander Burgmans, Recruiter,s.burgmans[at], +31 621167031.

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We invite you to submit a complete application by using the ‘apply now’-button on this page.The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled. 

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