PhD Student

Last application date
Mar 20, 2024 00:00
TW08 - Department of Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering
Limited duration
Master in electromechanical or electrical engineering
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

Ghent University is a top 100 university worldwide and one of the major universities in Belgium, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members. The Electrical Energy Laboratory (EELAB) at UGent received several research funds from FWO (Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Flanders), European union and Flanders make for conducting research about “High-performance electric machines including recycled and/or additive manufactured parts”.
The aim of the research is to develop and validate smart parameterized multiphysics models for the electric machines including recycled and/or additive manufactured parts. As a PhD student, you will contribute to the development of parameterized models for modeling electromagnetic behavior of the electric machines such as axial flux machines and permanent magnet-assisted synchronous reluctance machines. In addition, the thermal and mechanical behaviors will be checked for the designed electric machines. Moreover, experimental validation will be conducted to the check the performance of the electric machines.
The initial contract duration will be one year, in which you are hired as a PhD researcher. The contract can be extended to 4 years in total, under the condition of a positive evaluation after the initial period. Ghent University offers an attractive salary with additional benefits, a positive and inspiring working environment and training possibilities. You will work at the Electrical Energy Laboratory in the Tech Lane Ghent Science Park in Zwijnaarde.

Job profile

  • You hold a master of science in electromechanical or electrical engineering.
  • You are motivated, creative and have a passion for academic research. You have an affinity with both experimental research and simulation software.
  • You have a strong technical knowledge, expertise and experience in the domain of electric machines, especially multiphysics simulations of electric machines.
  • You have good communication skills in English.
  • You like challenging scientific research in a multidisciplinary and international context.

How to apply

Send your CV and motivation letter to before March 20, 2024; please write in the subject of the e-mail Students. The received applications will be scanned once received and the suitable candidate will receive further instructions on the selection process and will be invited for a job interview, possibly via Teams.