The Power Electronics and Electromagnetic Compatibility Group within the department Electrical Engineering has a vacancy for a PhD researcher to work in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Project PARASOL - European Doctoral Network for Safe and Sustainable ElectroMagnetic Shielding Solutions for Mobility.
PARASOL is a European funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie project, with partners from the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Poland and Spain. Each of the 12 Doctoral Researchers (DRs) 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) approach into innovative design methods. For this inclusion to occur, each DR will develop through their research the missing dedicated tools and techniques, and apply them to the complete lifecycle of electromagnetic shielding solutions for vehicles (car, plane, train and ship). 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.The Project: Interconnects characterization
Objectives: This task is about investigating the shielding effectiveness (SE) of real complex 3D structures like boxes, enclosures, and (parts of) cars, planes or ships. The currently used, simplified techniques are based on flat-panel structures, while the most critical aspect of SE is the interconnection of those panels, especially for composite materials. Even the most high-tech industries are forced to manufacture and test several prototypes, because the actual performance of interconnection techniques is unpredictable. A major factor is also the lack of interaction between material engineers, mechanical engineers, and electromagnetic engineers. The SE of a complex structure is only as good as its weakest point, therefore it needs to be characterized to expose the bottlenecks and adapt its design to balance and optimize the performance overall. This DR focuses on the characterization of various interconnect types that will serve as a tool for estimating and optimizing the SE following the steps: modelling, validation, correction, and conversion to parameters usable by industry depending on the application ranging from small full-metal, composite, and embedded plastic structures, interfaces, feedthroughs, to complete ships, rooms, or buildings, including monitoring the effects of breaching, corrosion, and deterioration over time. For more information about the PARASOL project, click hereYour profile
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