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Postdoc in control and voltage modulation in electric drives – KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, 2022


The postdoc position belongs to the division of Electric Power and Energy Systems at the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Deadline to Apply: Expired
Position: Postdoc position
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender):
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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Qualification Details

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Excellent proficiency in written/spoken English, equivalent to at least a CEFR level C1
  • Scientific skills and research expertise in electric machines and drives
  • Strong skills in Matlab/Simulink
  • Proven practical experience in laboratory
  • Collaborative abilities to work within an international team of researchers and students on different projects
  • Teaching abilities in the field of electric drives
  • The ability to follow new research trends and develop ideas and problem formulations independently
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with a specific focus on gender equality

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Research expertise in system-level performance evaluation of electric drives
  • Experience in electromobility or robotic applications
  • Knowledge of finite-element analysis is a merit

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Responsibilities/Job Description

The great majority of electricity worldwide is generated through electric generators. Electric motors then consume approximately 30% of that electricity. Do you want to achieve sustainable climate change? Then it would be best if you worked on improving the usage and efficiency of electric machines.

Today, only 20% of electric machines are driven by frequency converters – the so-called electric drives. The share increases daily due to the evident efficiency benefits and the development of electric transportation, renewable energy sources, and robotics, which cannot exist without electric drives. KTH wants to be part of this growth and contribute to the improvements in this research field, leading to a more sustainable society.

The position belongs to the division of Electric Power and Energy Systems at the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The focus is on developing control algorithms and voltage modulation solutions to achieve a total loss minimization in the system composed of an electric machine, a frequency converter, and a mechanical load. Particular attention will be given to the effects of voltage and current harmonics, their impact on electric losses, and the electric loss balance between the frequency converter and the electric machine. Electromobility and robotics are primary application areas.

In addition, there will be a collaboration with the other doctoral and master's students currently working on different projects in electric machines and drives. The position will be linked to the Swedish Electromobility Centre, where the division has a co-leading role in Theme 2 (Electric Drives and Charging). SEC also offers many industrial contacts.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: J-2022-1444

Application Procedure

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Complete list of publications.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • A brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to this application and your previous studies, and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Contact information for two references.

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About the Employer: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Note or Other details

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

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