Research Programme Description
'E2GO- Cost-reduction of EV fast-charging station to enable large-scale electrification of mobility'
is hiring 9 Doctorate Candidates (DCs)' to be funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks-Industrial Doctorates (DN-ID), 2021, within the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Europe Horizon under Grant Agreement No. 101072414.
The E2GO consortium contains Eindhoven University of Technology, Delta Electronics (Poland) Ltd., Heliox BV, University of Minho, Efacec Electric Mobility SA, Aalborg University, Silicon Austria Labs GMBH, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Shell Global Solutions International BV, Kema Lab BV, University of Innsbruck, which brings together the stakeholders that cover the complete value chain of high-power fast-charging stations for EV creating an in-depth training programme that covers the spectrum from hardware design and electronics, to modelling and control algorithms. The multidisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration described here provides the unique opportunity to achieve the ambitious goal of E2GO to develop innovations to reduce the cost of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) for massive deployment. Hence the DCs involved in this project will not only be highly sought-after individuals due to their gained experience at the interface of industrial and academic collaboration, but additionally they will be highly attractive for the automotive industry as experts in the strongly growing field of fast-charging, a frontier research area that will help to address the infrastructural needs and sustainability goals of the 21st century. This constellation will significantly further their individual career paths in industry and academia.
E2GO will hire 9 DCs in total, which will multiply the immediate impact of their own training and experience by sharing not only the newly acquired technical expertise but also the 'soft knowledge' concerning the different ways of thinking between industry and academia. By this, these fellows will gain a high level of employability and become real translational researchers capable of integrating both worlds of academia and industry.
The 9 DCs will be enrolled as PhDs earning experience in the industry.Eligibility and mobility criteria (mandatory requirements EU rules)
Conditions of employment in General
- Supported researchers must be doctoral candidates, i.e. not already in possession of a doctoral degree at the date of the recruitment.
- Recruited researchers can be of any nationality and must comply with the following mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date. For 'International European Research Organisations' (IERO), 'international organisations', or entities created under Union law, the researchers must not have spent more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment in the same appointing organisation. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent by the researcher as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not considered.
The successful candidates will receive from both employers an attractive salary in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations for Doctoral Candidate researchers and will include a mobility allowance.
The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on the local Supervisor, and in accordance with the regular PhD time in the country of origin). In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and attractive participation in conferences.About University and Companies hosting this position
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a world-leading research university specializing in engineering science & technology. The Department of Electrical Engineering is responsible for research and education in Electrical Engineering. The discipline covers technologies and electrical phenomena involved in computer engineering, information processing, energy transfer, and telecommunication. The department strives for societal relevance through an emphasis on the fields of smart sustainable systems, the connected world and care & cure. The TU/e is the world's best-performing research university in terms of research cooperation with industry.
Delta Electronics, founded in 1971, is a global provider of power and thermal management solutions. Its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and automation, Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. In response to the challenge of climate change, Delta will remain committed to the research and development of innovative, energy-saving products, solutions and services that contribute substantially to the sustainable development of mankind.
Shell Global Solution is an international energy company. Shell is currently expanding their traditional hydrocarbon-based fuel purchase points to provide a network of electric vehicle charging stations. Shell uses advanced technologies and takes an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.Job Description
Research field: Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics
Research Objectives: Development of a cost-effective solid-state transformer for direct MV coupling of fast-charging stations.
Research Activities: DC3 will investigate 1) novel cost-effective medium voltage solid-state transformer with considerable modularity, scalability, and high efficiency for electric vehicle fast charger applications, 2) the multi-objective optimization algorithm to fully explore the design space of MV power electronics converters and the identification of optimal design options, 3) lab prototype of MV solid-state transformer to demonstrate the feasibility and cost reduction of the proposed topology and design methodology.
Employment and Secondment: The selected DC will be enrolled as PhD student at TU/e (NL) (4-year PhD program, of which last year will be funded by TU/e). The DC will be hired by TU/e for 18 months and supervised by dr. Dongsheng Yang and dr. Levy Ferreira Costa. Then the DC will be hired for 18 months by Delta Electronics (PL) where he/she will be supervised by dr. Krzysztof Puckzo.