The stipend is affiliated with the research Center of Reliable Power Electronic (CORPE) sponsored by The Danish Council for Strategic Research and hosted by Aalborg University The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Aarhus University, Aachen University, City University of Hong Kong and ETH in Zürich. The project also involves a close collaboration with the industrial partners Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Grundfos A/S, DanfossA/S and KK-Electronics A/S. Power electronic components are undergoing continuous development towards faster switching speed and lower conduction losses used e.g. in wind turbines, photovoltaic systems, pump, adjustable speed drives etc. Wide band-gap materials are entering the power device technology like silicon carbide which is able to operate at a higher temperature. This project has as goal to develop models of new wide band-gap material power devices which are applicable for circuit simulation in order to design the next generation of power electronic circuits much better.. The models should also be useful for reliability assessment and root cause analysis in more complicated power electronic circuits. The work will also include parameter estimation technique and testing of power devices.
Applicants for the PhD position should hold a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics with a solid background in semiconductor physics/circuit theory and experience with experimental work will also be an advantage. Good skills in oral and written English are also required.