Postdoc Candidate for Low-power DC-DC Converters with Novel MPPT for IoT system

Postdoc Candidate for Low-power DC-DC Converters with Novel MPPT for IoT system

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20 Feb 1 Jun Delft

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Challenge: Low-power wide dynamic range DC-DC converter for IoT system

Job description

IoT sensor nodes should have minimum form factor, low cost, accurate, and requires minimum maintenance, therefore, ideally environment powered. Getting sufficient energy from the environment then requires energy harvesters such as PV cells and highly efficient power converters. Such power converters must provide accurate MPPT, high conversion efficiency with a large power dynamic range, and a wide conversion ratio with minimum power consumption. Meanwhile, multi-input and output topologies will be preferred since they enable the use of multiple energy resources.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The candidate should have obtained a PhD degree, or will obtain a PhD degree in a short forseeable future.

The candidate should have very good analog integrated circuit design background.

The candidate should have a very good background in designing DC-DC converters.

The candidate should be highly  self-motivated.

The candidate should be a team player.

Tape out experience is a must.

The candidate should have publications in prestigious conferences and journals such as ISSCC, VLSI, CICC, ESSCIRC, JSSC and so on.

If you feel this role would be a perfect match, but you cannot yet tick all the boxes, we’d still really like to get to know you, as you can learn and grow on the job! 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD03532


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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