DR8 – Electromagnetic Characterization of the Screening Effectiveness of Cables

Eindhoven University of Technology
January 15, 2023
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DR8 – Electromagnetic Characterization of the Screening Effectiveness of


PhD position in Electromagnetism, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Statistic and Metrology (with EM Reverberating Chamber).



Irène Curie Fellowship



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Do you want to become a researcher who will develop new metrology testbench and analyze the screening effectiveness of cables bundles on board future vehicles? You can make a step change in designing Safe-and-Sustainable-by- Design Electromagnetic cable (bundles) for our future mobility. It is urgently needed.

We propose you to join a long-lasting multidisciplinary, academic-industrial network for doctoral training, with leading European industries and academia.

The Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network (DN) “PARASOL – European Doctoral Network for Safe and Sustainable ElectroMagnetic Shielding Solutions for Mobility” has a consortium formed by 6 hiring Universities: TU Eindhoven (NL), University of Twente (NL), KU Leuven (BE), Tomáš Baťa University (CZ), University of York (UK) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ES). Together, these universities have a proven track record in the management of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Material Engineering, Sustainability Management, and System-Safety Engineering, and are the leaders in their field in Europe. 16 Industrial Partners are completing the Doctoral Network, and representing the complete life cycle of (future) shielding solutions dedicated to Mobility: starting with development of Innovative Material (DSM, Dycomet), design and packaging of Integrated Chips and Power Switches (NXP, CITC, Dynex), Interconnects and Cables design (Ferristorm, Radiotechnika, Schlegel) and, to ensure completeness of the traning program, all means of transport with cars (Jaguar-Land-Rover, Ford, Lotus), trains (Siemens), planes (NLR, Evektor) and ships (Thales).

This project has received funding from the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Europe Horizon under Grant Agreement No. 101072881 and UKRI (Public Body for Innovation and Research in UK, for position DR5 and DR9).

Cables are at the heart of the revolution occurring in our electronic and electric systems for mobility. They are the key propagator of EMI: they catch, radiate, and amplify noise. Parasitic EM noise propagates in a cable as a current, or around it as EM waves.

You will develop an accurate measurement procedure to measure the energy exchange through the shield of a cable. The Reverberating Chamber (RC) is the most accurate means to measure radiation efficiencies because it allows isotropic device measurements. There is no need for device alignment or three- dimensional scans, as there would be in an anechoic chamber. Your measured Shielding efficiency in the RC will be compare with real-life performances on board at the companies: Jaguar-Land Rover, Siemens, Lotus, and Ford.

As one of the 12 Doctoral Candidates of the DN PARASOL, you will be trained to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with a new mindset tuned towards the inclusion of the Safe and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) framework - a holistic approach that integrates the safety, circularity, energy efficiency and functionality of materials, products, and processes throughout their lifecycle – into the design of innovative shielding solutions for mobility. For this inclusion to occur, each DR will develop through their research the missing dedicated materials, tools and techniques, and apply them to a representative set of shielding solutions under development. This hands- on training is supplemented with several scientific professional courses and an immersive training where the DRs can fine-tune their skills for the Jobs of tomorrow, while addressing the societal challenges of the PARASOL program.

Job requirements

Applicants need to fully respect the following eligibility and mobility criteria (to demonstrated in the Europass CV):

  • Supported researchers must be doctoral candidates, i.e. not already in possession1 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 Convention2 are not considered
  • 1 Researchers who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will not be considered eligible.

    2 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol.

    Conditions of employment

    A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The gross salary in the first year will be €2,541 and in the fourth year 3,247.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self- aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.
  • Information and application

    More information

    PARASOL website : https: // parasol-project.eu/ Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact: dr.ir. Anne Roc'h (a.rochattue.nl) – Coordinator of PARASOL and Supervisor of DR2.

    Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact HR Services Flux, HRServices.fluxattue.nl.

    Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


    We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply button. The application should include a:

  • detailed CV (Europass format 1 obligatory),
  • a motivation letter
  • and transcripts of bachelor and master's degree 2.
  • During the registration, applicants will need to prove that they are eligible (cf. DR definition, mobility criteria, and English language proficiency).

    We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

    1 https: // europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae

    2 Master students who will graduate in the next coming months are welcome to apply. In that case, please provide an overview of the transcripts that are already available.

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