Asst./Assoc. Professor Power Quality in Electrochemical energy conversion processes

Asst./Assoc. Professor Power Quality in Electrochemical energy conversion processes

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2 Aug 1 Oct Delft
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Job description

As an Assistant/Associate Professor, affiliated to the e-Refinery research programme, your focus will be on the following tasks:

Develop a new research line in the field of the sustainable production of chemicals and fuels through large-scale conversion of renewable electricity into molecular bonds (e-Refinery). The focus will be on innovative theoretical and experimental research on design and control of high power (high current) electrochemical power electronic devices for large scale electrochemical conversion processes. This control has to result in high power quality in electrical networks for powering the electrochemical devices, while on the other hand delivering the highest possible efficiency in the conversion process. Breakthroughs are expected from system integration of the electrochemical devices with sustainable energy generation (wind and solar), advanced real-time control, and methods to increase reliability and availability. Since the e-Refinery activities are organised as a cross-faculty initiative, close cooperation with researchers dealing with Materials, Catalysts, Electrochemistry, Energy Technology & System Engineering, Process and System Integration, as well as Societal Embedding is anticipated and expected.

Education: Contributions to teaching in the BSc Electrical Engineering programme and the MSc Electrical Sustainable Energy programme and Electrical Power Engineering, with a focus on electrical sustainable energy and integration of storage.

Management: Acquisition and management of national and international research projects. Establishing strong collaborations with academic and industrial partners.

Participation in international bodies such as IEEE. A holistic approach, in which design, implementation, deployment, and analysis are integrated, is strongly

desired; we expect the applicant to actively collaborate with other researchers from academia and industry to realise this aim.

About the research programme and the department:

The energy transition has far-stretching implications for chemical companies. e-Refinery at TU Delft enables industry partners to start building the required technology capacity and human capital as soon as possible. Researchers in the e-Refinery initiative focus their research on the electrochemical conversion of sustainable electricity into fuels and chemical building blocks, from the molecular scale to large-scale system integration. Implementing e-Refinery will serve three important challenges that the society is facing: CO2 neutral Fuel, seasonal energy storage and a defossilized chemical industry.

The research in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy is inspired by the technical, scientific and societal challenges originating from the transition towards a more sustainable society and focuses on three areas:

  • DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S)
  • Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD)
  • Intelligent Electrical Power Grids (IEPG)

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

You must have a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering related to power electronics. Overall knowledge and experience with high power, high current power electronics, experimental implementation of sustainable energy systems (solar and wind), real-time control of sustainable energy systems as well as previous work experience in one of these areas, is required.

An excellent academic track record reflected by publications in the leading international journals is required. You should have a demonstrated ability to initiate and direct research projects and to obtain external funding. Experience in teaching and mentoring is considered an advantage. You also have an open personality and good communication skills. Demonstrated ability in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 jaar.

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three 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.

Employer

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 and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

Department

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 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.

The Electrical Sustainable Energy Department provides expertise in each of these areas throughout the entire energy system chain. The department owns a large ESP laboratory assembling High Voltage testing, DC Grids testing environment and large RTDS that is actively used for real time simulation of future electrical power systems, AC and DC protection and wide area monitoring and protection.

The DCE&S group is responsible for research and education in the fields of DC systems, high voltage technology, energy storage, electronic power conversion (power electronics), electro-mechanics for electric mobility and recently electro-chemical conversion. The group is currently active in applications such as Direct Current distribution grids and microgrids, electrification of mobility (charging of electric vehicles), and renewable generation of electrical energy (such as wind and solar energy) as well as sustainable production of chemicals and fuels through large-scale conversion of renewable electricity into molecular bonds.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact professor Pavol Bauer, email: p.bauer@tudelft.nl, phone number +31(015) 2784654.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Sharmila Rattansingh, Secretary, DCE&S group, email:S.Rattansingh@tudelft.nl 

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3807—€5211 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD01196

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before September 30, 2021 via the application button and upload a one page motivation letter, a detailed CV, a grade list and contact information of at least two references (name + email).

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

 

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before September 30, 2021 via the application button and upload a one page motivation letter, a detailed CV, a grade list and contact information of at least two references (name + email).

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

 

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Oct 2021 1:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).