Research Fellow in Electric Vehicle Battery Management Algorithms

Cranfield, Bedford
£32,094 to £35,773 per annum
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Electric Vehicle Battery Management Algorithms

Organisation    Cranfield University
School/Department    School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at    Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work    37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type    Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period    until 31 March 2021
Salary    £32,094 to £35,773 per annum
Apply by     13/05/2018

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research fellowships, working on an exciting new vehicle electrification using lithium-sulfur batteries.  This project is funded by the Innovate UK, and is being undertaken with partners from the battery supply chain and the automotive sector.  The project will involve the extension of existing battery management algorithms to capture battery degradation, the incorporation of state-of-the-art zero-dimensional electrochemical models, and the development of robust parameter-tuning software suitable for an industrial development environment.  Algorithms will be demonstrated on real battery packs hosted by an industrial partner.

The research fellows will be expected to contribute to the design, development and demonstration of the system, and to work closely with our industrial and research partners.  The research fellow will also be expected to help mentor PhD and MSc students working in the group.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant engineering discipline and have prior experience of relevant algorithm development (e.g. Kalman filters, ANFIS) and practical laboratory work with electrical systems.  Experience of software development in MATLAB and Simulink is also advantageous.

The posts are available immediately.  The post will be offered on a fixed end-date basis, terminating on 31 March 2021.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Daniel Auger, Senior Lecturer in Vehicle Systems and Control on (E);, or Dr Abbas Fotouhi, Lecturer in Advanced Vehicle Engineering on (E);

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