Research Engineer, Power Converter Systems

Oct 18, 2021
End of advertisement period
Nov 17, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

NUS is looking for Research Engineer for design and development of intelligent grid-connected/islanded power converter systems, with special focus on power-quality and energy-interaction improvements in the built environment. 

The job requires the candidate to design, control and implement efficient power converter systems that demonstrate building-to-grid and building-to-building interactions.


  • Possess a recognised Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with specialization in power converters.
  • Able and confident to design, analyse and perform experiments on power electronic converters independently or in a group.
  • Capable of solving power system operation related problems including energy storage systems (ESSs) and renewable energy systems (RESs).
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary research team.
  • Able to work independently by conducting experiments alone or in teams when required
  • Assist in drafting research proposals and help managing the research funds and deliverables.
  • Familiar with soft-switching techniques for state-of-the-art semiconductor devices such as SiC-MOSFETs to enhance efficiency of power electronic converters.
  • Has experience in programming of Field Programming Logic Arrays (FPGAs), and real-time Hardware-in-Loop systems such as PLECS RT box.
  • Familiar with state-of-the-art simulation platforms such as MATLAB/Simulink, PSIM and PLECS.
  • Familiar with multi-objective optimal design of power converters, and PCB design tools such as Altium designer or equivalent.
  • Able to work on multiple tasks and projects with teams, governmental agencies and collaborators with respect to the research.
  • Able to draft research proposals, assist the PI in applying for research grants, and manage the research funds.
  • Good written and communication skills.
  • Open to fixed-term contract.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Engineering
Department : Electrical And Computer Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 7744

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