Research Fellow in Vehicle Dynamics Control

Guildford, United Kingdom
£31,302 to £39,609 per annum plus benefits
13 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      £31,302 to £39,609 per annum plus benefits
Fixed Term Contract
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Sunday 17 March 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research positions, with a 15-month duration starting from 1st April 2019 (or soon thereafter if a later start is required by the successful applicants), to develop advanced controllers and state estimators for electric vehicles with multiple motors.

The posts are part of an H2020 project (Sys2Wheel) that aims to develop new control systems and state estimators for fully electric vehicles with individually controlled motors. A budget for travel and other expenses will be provided, and there will be several opportunities to attend related conferences. The research will be carried out with collaborators of several industrial and academic institutions. The project outcomes will be evaluated on state-of-the-art vehicle demonstrators.

The successful candidates must have a strong background in control theory and should be a holder of a Ph.D. degree in one of the areas of control systems engineering, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Also, expertise in the following areas is highly desirable:

The appointee will join Surrey’s Centre for Automotive Engineering of the Mechanical Engineering Sciences Department, which has research interests in a wide range of topics, including active vehicle dynamics, tyre dynamics, electric powertrains, vehicle aerodynamics and novel transmission systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Ahu Ece Hartavi Karci (tel: +44 (0)1483 682895, email for further information.

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