Research Associate in Electrical Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location        AE
Organization Name        Electrical & 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

  • A Research Associate position is available at Khalifa University of Science and Technology (Abu Dhabi, UAE) under the project related to a low temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell modeling and control. The project will involve: (i) Development of a detailed non-linear model of the PEM fuel cell, particularly using the approaches to the modeling of complex electrical and thermo-dynamic components developed within the process control group of the Khalifa University; (ii) Development and design of the model-based control of PEM fuel cell system; (iii) Implementation of the complete system and experimental testing.
  • 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.
  • Ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication.
  • Participation in this research project may be transitional towards PhD studies. RA tries their best to acquire the skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor/post-doctoral fellow. High level of motivation for advancing the research is a must.
  • The required skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written formats, the ability to assist in master level research works, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to assist in graduate level courses.

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

  • Program codes realizing the design control algorithms which lead to the control objectives;
  • Design an experimental prototype of a PEM fuel cell system for a mobile (automotive) application;
  • Work on the procurement of fuel cell stack, auxiliary components and experimental set-up preparation;
  • Work on the assembly and installation of instruments;
  • Develop real-time controllers for the fuel cell system;
  • Support in writing project reports, research articles, proposals, and presenting research achievements at conferences/seminars as well as filing possible patent application out of the project results;

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Assist in supervising undergraduate/graduate students working on tasks relevant to the project.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Interested candidates should have a M. Sc. in Mechanical, Electrical, System Engineering or related discipline,
  • Have knowledge of process control (basic and advanced), modeling and simulation of complex thermodynamic processes;
  • The ability to formulate research problems and write scientific papers;
  • A high level of personal responsibility, initiative, and ability to work in a project team with minimum guidance;
  • The ability to guide UG senior and Master students in relevant topics;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills;
  • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written.

Required Experience

  • Experience in modeling and simulation of complex electro-thermodynamic processes using Matlab/Simulink and in fuel cell modeling and control in particular,
  • Experience in working with hardware and conducting experiments.

How To Apply

You will be required to attach the following:

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

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