Research Associate in Electrical Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
27 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Location AE      

Organization Name Electrical and Computer Engineering      

About University            

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description            

The project,titled “MUSES: Multi‐Use Space Energy Systems”, aims to develop and deliver superior power electronics, electric machines, and associated control strategies to enable weight, cost, and size reduction while expanding the capabilities of aerospace platforms. Advances in aerospace systems are increasingly tied to advances in energy processing. Visions and current research efforts for aerospace systems clearly point towards new demands for electric energy processing for propulsion, sensor systems, and for enabling efficient, cost-effective programs for maintenance. For example, drones and light aircraft ranging from personal aircraft to small regional carriers are moving towards electric or hybrid propulsion. More generally, aircraft,satellites, and other space systems all offer ultimate examples of a power"microgrid," an isolated power delivery system vital to the core functions of aerospace assets. The importance of electric power and energy processing on aerospace platforms will grow and change in comparison to traditional satellites, launchers, and aircraft. This project will introduce advanced power electronics topologies, novel energy management systems, demand side management schemes, fault detection, isolation and recovery, and new electromagnetic actuators to ensure efficient, reliable and stable operation of the spacecraft and aeronautical power systems.

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate should also have expertise in some of the following areas of Control, Power System, and Power Electronics pertaining to spacecraft and aeronautical electrical power sub-system (EPS):
  • Design and control of power electronic based DC power system configurations for EPS
  • Stability analysis, closed loop control and power management of EPS
  • Fault detection, isolation, and recovery for EPS
  • Real-time simulation using OPAL-RT or RTDS lab
  • Development of scaled experimental prototypes of EPS
  • Proven programming skills for analytical and modeling purposes, e.g. Matlab and PSCAD
  • Fluency in communicating, reading and writing in English

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • MSc in Electrical Engineering and an established track record evident by publication in top quality journals

Required Experience

  • Power System Modeling
  • Power System Control/Micrgrid control
  • System optimization

How To Apply

Note: You will be required to attach the following:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Passport-size photograph
  3. Teaching and Research Statement

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