RWTH Aachen - Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
The chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems is part of the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives and is based in the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University. We are the biggest research group on university level (~ 70 scientists and engineers and more than 80 students) which focuses on the basics of battery technology and the system integration. We aim to understand the fundamentals of all relevant technologies and based on this simulate the electric, thermal and degradation behavior as well as implement diagnostic algorithms. We utilize high-end laboratory equipment, operate the biggest battery test centers at German universities, develop the needed electronics and prototype test equipment. Applications for our developments include mobile transportation (e.g. hybrid and electric vehicles, busses, on-board power supply) and stationary storage (e.g. off-grid power supply). By systematically analyzing the requirements of the applications, we can design the storage system and implement operating strategies and diagnostics. In conclusion, our research provides valuable contributions to important topics like electromobility and the transition to clean energy.
Our work environment promises an exciting scientific job while also allowing for family planning.
You actively work on projects regarding the modelling and simulation of lithium-ion-batteries for mobile and stationary applications.
Your work could be centered around:
Development of physical-chemical battery models
Development of electrical/thermal and real-time battery simulations
Development and design of experiments for the parameterization of the above models
The supervision of students’ theses is wished for and an involvement in teaching is possible additionally to your project related tasks. Technical discussions with your colleagues and in project consortia is possible and wished for since most topics are linked by the focus on application. Our equipment includes state of the art electrical and physical-chemical testing set-ups for characterizing battery systems and the needed hardware to perform the simulations.
Do you want to participate in the research on technological and social challenges associated with the transition to sustainable energy? Do you enjoy working on technical details and don’t lose sight of the big picture? You fit our team, if you enjoy working within a bigger group which focusses on researching the storage of energy and you like to independently develop solutions for technical problems.
We employ co-workers with a diploma, master degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering, physics, process engineering, materials science, informatics or other relevant courses.
You are interested in co-working in projects with partners from industry and academia. Prior knowledge of thermal and FVM modelling and the basics about electrochemical systems is beneficial but not a necessity.
What we offer:
The position is for 2 years and is to be filled as soon as possible. an extension of the contract for at least one additional year is planned. This is a full-time position. It is also available as part-time employment per request.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
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