School of Physics, Engineering and Technology
£41,330 per year (no family) or £46,360 per year (family)
Hours of work
University of York campus
To be confirmed
The University of York has established the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology which formally launched on 1 August 2022.
As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our working environment and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. Physics is proud to hold Juno Champion, and Athena Swan silver awards. Electronic Engineering is similarly proud of their Athena Swan bronze award. These awards recognise our commitment to creating a fully inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.
The Communications Technologies Research Group comprises over 90 staff, postgraduate research students and visitors. This project will be in the Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory within the Communications Technologies Research Group and has an international reputation in Electromagnetic Compatibility working with industry and in a range of European and UK funded projects.Role
We have been awarded funding by the European Union as part of the Europe Horizon Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network Project entitled “PARASOL – European Doctoral Network for Safe and Sustainable Electromagnetic Shielding Solutions for Mobility” and we have a vacancy for a 3 year, fully funded PhD.
Electromagnetic shielding is essential in nearly all electronic systems to prevent electromagnetic interference affecting the operation of sensors and wireless communications. This work aims to further the understanding of on- board electromagnetic shielding for power electronics and provide tools to allow engineers to optimise this shielding. Working as part of the Applied Electromagnetics and Devices research group at the University of York, you will develop an innovative strategy to shield on-board electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by power-electronic equipment. We aim to use a holistic shielding technique including both software and hardware. This will enable a trade-off between waveform control (complexity and efficiency) and shielding techniques (mass and cost) in the overall on-board design. This trade-off will be assessed with respect to the Safe and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) approach. You will have the opportunity to undertake secondments with Siemens and the NXP Semiconductor and work with other partners to apply the techniques developed in this work.
The successful candidates will conduct research in electromagnetic shielding, whilst working towards their PhD in Electronic Engineering. In addition to their individual research projects, researchers will benefit from further continuing education, which includes: internships and secondments with other members of the consortium across Europe; writing up of research results in progress reports and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations, public engagement and outreach activities; and a variety of training modules.Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
You will have:
Interview date: To be confirmed
For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Simon Bale ([email protected]), or [email protected].
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