Electrical Engineering jobs – Postdoc position in Development of Grid Services from Grid-connected Power Electronic Converters in Fast DC EV Charging Stations, in the Center for Electric Power and Energy, at DTU Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Deadline to Apply
May 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Electrical Engineering|
– Computer Engineering
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||DTU Electrical Engineering|
Center for Electric Power and Energy
Technical University of Denmark
|Contract Period||2 Years|
|Starting date||July 01, 2021|
As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
- Knowledge about operation of power distribution grids and operation/control of grid connected converters
- Experience in developing control methods for grid-connected converters with grid services such as frequency and voltage support, and impedance matching. Experience with advanced control algorithms and artificial intelligence is considered as advantage
- Experience in online assessment of the lifetime and reliability of power converters based on mission-profile
- Experience with working on control and condition monitoring of multi-converter systems
- Knowledge of programming tools such as Python, C++, MatLab and LabView is considered an advantage
- Being independent in laboratory, i.e. being able to set up and run test setups with grid-connected converters is considered as advantage
- You must be fluent in English, both speaking and writing and possess excellent communication skills
- Solid record of first-author publication in top-tier journals is seen as advantage
Responsibilities/ Job Description
The general task of the Postdoc candidate will primarily be to develop new grid services in individual EV-charging station grid-connected converters but also to cooperate with our IoT team to integrate the converter’s functionalities via our own cloud-based platform with a large population of other types of grid-connected converters for aggregated grid service provision and condition monitoring. The developments will primarily be carried out in the PowerLabDK, located at DTU Lyngby campus.
How to Apply?
To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file
- Application (cover letter)
- Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
- List of publications
About Research project
The project aims to develop, implement and demonstrate grid services from Grid-connected power electronic converters in fast DC EV Charging Stations. Considered services include both services such frequency / inertia support and congestion management that require active power flexibility (enabled by the optional energy storage), but also services that do not require any additional active power, but can be provided by flexible grid-connected converter control (e.g. harmonic / unbalance compensation, voltage support, etc.).
Only in Denmark, thousands of high power DC EV fast charging stations are expected to the deployed in the near future and they will occupy significant load of the grid. Therefore, there is an enormous grid service potential hidden in fast DC EV chargers.
Core goals of this project is to unlock this potential by studying and quantifying the values that can be obtained from providing various types of grid services, implementing and validating the most promising ones, and finally assessing their impact on the reliability of power converters used for service provision.
About DTU Electrical Engineering
DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.
At the Center for Electric Power and Energy, you will be part of a vibrant, welcoming and diverse environment with an international atmosphere and strong links to the world-leading Danish energy industry. You will join one of top European research centres within the energy field and you will have access to our cutting-edge experimental facilities, PowerLabDK (www.powerlab.dk). Both salary and working conditions are excellent. The research group you will join is a down-to-earth and fun place to be. Most group members live in Copenhagen, which is often named as the best city in the world to live, and for good reasons. It’s world renowned for food, beer, art, music, architecture, the Scandinavian “hygge”, and much more. Parental leave is generous and child-care is excellent and cheap.
- The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union
- If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Professor Tomislav Dragicevic
Postdoc in Development of Grid Services from Grid-connected Power Electronic Converters in Fast DC EV Charging Stations
Post expires at 8:59am on Sunday May 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)