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Postdoc in Edge AI for High Stability-Robustness of Power Electronics in Modern Power Systems (2021-224-03811)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, a position as Postdoc in Edge AI for High Stability-Robustness of Power Electronics in Modern Power Systems is open for appointment from 1st January 2022 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 1 year. Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. Aalborg University educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community. AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU Energy has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. AAU Energy has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is in Aalborg. The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. AAU Energy has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.

Job description

The position is offered in relation to the research program "eGrid" and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section for Power Electronics System Integration and Materials “PE-SIM”.

The Postdoc will work on the research project Edge AI for High Stability-Robustness of Power Electronics in Modern Power Systems, which is an interdisciplinary project funded by the Villum Foundation's Synergy programme, where he/she will work on artificial intelligence (AI) for power electronics in a collaboration between leading experts from AAU Energy and Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology at Aalborg University. 

Research areas will be within the power electronic converters with a focus on the control system development based on AI, covering both hardware design and software programming with the microcontroller, small-signal modelling and dynamic analysis of grid-converter interactions and advanced control methods with high stability robustness in a wide range of grid conditions.

Applicants should be highly motivated with the control, modelling and application of AI for grid-interactive power electronic systems.

The following working experiences are required:

1) Hardware design and experimental tests of power electronics converters

2) Microcontroller programming for power electronics systems

3) Small-signal modelling and dynamic analysis of grid-connected power converters

4) Controller design and testing of grid-forming inverters

5) Machine learning/deep learning algorithms


A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. 


You may obtain further professional information from Professor Xiongfei Wang, Phone: +45 2136 9166, email: xwa@energy.aau.dk 

Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk

Read more about the AAU Energy at www.energy.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


For further information concerning the application procedure, please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk 


Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Vacancy number

2021-224-03811

Deadline

Mon Dec 13 00:00:00 CET 2021

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