PhD student position in Grid forming systems

Chalmers University of Technology
October 31, 2022
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This project is sponsored within The Swedish Electricity Storage and Balancing Centre, and will be conducted in tight cooperation with relevant industrial partners, such as Hitachi Energy Research and Svenska Kraftnät (Swedish transmission system operator).

Project description The selected candidate will conduct research in the area of grid-connected converter control and grid-forming systems. The aim of the project is to propose and investigate control solutions for grid-connected converters in order to favor a large integration of renewable energy sources in the power systems. In particular, the focus will be on the development of control strategies that allow enhancement of system's stability and flexibility in power-electronic dominated grid by controlling the instantaneous power flow between selected generating units.

Information about the division The Division of Electric Power Engineering at the department of Electrical Engineering conducts research within a broad range of topics in electric power technology. Our purpose is to develop interdisciplinary research areas within the university as well as with external partners. Research activities at the division can be organized in four main areas: electric power systems, power electronics, electric machines and high voltage engineering. The strength of our research is based on a solid theoretical basis and extensive experimental verification in our laboratories as well as in the field. Our goals are to enhance the knowledge base regarding electrical systems for renewables, vehicles, buildings and industrial applications. The division works in tight collaboration with several industrial partners at national and international level. Furthermore, the division is hosting two centres of excellence, The Swedish Electromobility Centre and The Swedish Electricity Storage and Balancing Centre.

Major responsibilities Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to purse your own doctoral education. You are expected to be an independent researcher and to develop your own scientific knowledge and skills and communicate the results of your research through speeches/presentations and scientific publications. The position comprises both theoretical modeling as well as experimental parts.

Qualifications The applicant must have a Master Degree or equivalent corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on power systems and power electronics. Good ability to cooperate is a prerequisite together with the ability to focus on issues. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are required. The skill to conduct teaching in Swedish is an advantage.

Contract terms Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to 5 years and normally includes 15-20% departmental work, typically as lab assistant and exercise leader or different courses. You are expected to write a licentiate thesis within 2-3 years and defend your doctoral thesis within 5 years.

We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure The application should be marked with Ref 20220468 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number) • CV • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust. • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 1-3 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities) • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents: • Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis. • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 31 October, 2022

For questions, please contact: Professor Massimo Bongiorno, division of Electric Power Engineering e-mail: massimo.bongiorno@chalmers.se Phone: +46 31 772 1631

Doctor Mebtu Beza, division of Electric Power Engineering e-mail: mebtu.beza@chalmers.se Phone: +46 31 772 1617

Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position.

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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