Postdoctoral position in Modular distributed drive system

At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrifying.

We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society.

The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs ”Biomedical Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering”, ”Systems, Control and Mechatronics” and ”Communication Engineering”.


Information about the division
The division of Electric Power Engineering is one of the four divisions within the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. The division has a strong commitment in research and education with its tasks to develop new knowledge, combine it with experiments, and pass it on to the students and to the society. In this way, the division has been contributing to securing the international competitive position of Sweden as a whole.

The research activities on electrical machines and power electronics are represented in five areas: (1) Machines; (2) Converters; (3) Storage; (4) Charging, and (5) Propulsion systems. The vision of these research areas is to contribute to societal sustainability by developing innovative methods and technologies via high quality research in a learning-oriented, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.  

Major responsibilities
The main task for the post doc fellow will be the design and prototyping of modular, distributed, and integrated drive system for electric and hybrid vehicles.

• The post doc work is a part of an EU H2020 project "DRIVEMODE" with several academic and industrial partners. The project aims at developing next generation electric drives – highly efficient and compact integrated modular drivetrain components dedicated for mass produced electric and hybrid vehicles. The Chalmers part of the project is system design of the new concept drivetrain, modelling and research on extended functionalities of distributed drive. The system design will be conducted together with a vehicle manufacturer. The post doc researcher should be able to work independently and in team.

• The post doc will be involved in system integration, system simulation, system optimization, prototyping, and performance tests.

• In parallel to the development of electric drive module by our project partners, Chalmers will in-house implement a simplified distributed drive concept with new concept electric machines and PE in a demonstration car to generate additional data for verification of system model, control and extended functionalities e.g. torque steering etc. The post doc fellow is expected to lead the implementation, interfacing, simulation, prototyping and testing in Chalmers labs. There are several PhD students involved in the research.

• The research will be conducted in such a way that theoretical study including simulation and optimization is combined with experimental verifications.

• The research results will be published as technical reports and scientific papers on peer review journals and international conferences.

• The post doc position is limited to 2 years and will normally include 15-20% departmental work, typically as lab assistant and exercise leader of different courses.

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. 
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Application procedure
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Application deadline: 21 January 2019

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