Research Engineer, ECE Department

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
08 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Organization Name

ECE Department      

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          

  • To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University

Detailed 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.

An established track record evident by publication in top quality journals. 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          

Research Engineer - Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant area and a good track record evident by publication in top quality journals. Candidate should have minimum one IEEE Transactions papers accepted or published.

Required Experience

  • Hands on experimental prototyping experience. Expertise/ strong background in one or more areas: Power Electronics, DSP based control of Power Electronics system, DC Micro-grid, Power System Stability and/or Real-time Simulation using OPAL-RT.

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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