Research Programme Description
“E2GO– Cost-reduction of EV fast-charging station to enable large-scale electrification of mobility”, dedicated to promoting the role of women in science, and, therefore, explicitly invites women to apply is hiring 9 Doctorate Candidates (DCs)” to be funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks-Industrial Doctorates (DN-ID), 2021, within the European Union’s EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Europe Horizon under Grant Agreement No. 101072414.
The E2GO consortium contains Eindhoven University of Technology, Delta Electronics (Poland) Ltd., Heliox BV, University of Minho, Efacec Electric Mobility SA, Aalborg University, Silicon Austria Labs GMBH, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Shell Global Solutions International BV, Kema Lab BV, University of Innsbruck, which brings together the stakeholders that cover the complete value chain of high-power fast-charging stations for EV creating an in-depth training programme that covers the spectrum from hardware design and electronics, to modelling and control algorithms. The multidisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration described here provides the unique opportunity to achieve the ambitious goal of E2GO to develop innovations to reduce the cost of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) for massive deployment. Hence the DCs involved in this project will not only be highly sought-after individuals due to their gained experience at the interface of industrial and academic collaboration, but additionally they will be highly attractive for the automotive industry as experts in the strongly growing field of fast-charging, a frontier research area that will help to address the infrastructural needs and sustainability goals of the 21st century. This constellation will significantly further their individual career paths in industry and academia.
E2GO will hire 9 DCs in total, which will multiply the immediate impact of their own training and experience by sharing not only the newly acquired technical expertise but also the “soft knowledge” concerning the different ways of thinking between industry and academia. By this, these fellows will gain a high level of employability and become real translational researchers capable of integrating both worlds of academia and industry.
The 9 DCs will be enrolled as PhDs earning experience in the industry.
Eligibility and mobility criteria (mandatory requirements EU rules)
• Supported researchers must be doctoral candidates, i.e. not already in possession of a doctoral degree at the date of the recruitment.
• Recruited researchers can be of any nationality and must comply with the following mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date. For ‘International European Research Organisations’ (IERO), ‘international organisations’, or entities created under Union law, the researchers must not have spent more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment in the same appointing organisation. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent by the researcher as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not considered.
• Research field: Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics
• Research Objectives: Development of cost-effective power conversion topologies for multi-outlet EV fast-charging equipment.
• Research Activities: DC4 will 1) do research on the multi-output topology for flexible use in EV charging applications; 2) implement the baseline design of galvanic isolation among multi-outlet charging according to. IEC61851-23; 3) investigate the active isolation monitoring techniques and control strategies to ensure the safety of multiple output charging.
• Employment and Secondment: The selected DC will be enrolled as PhD student at TU/e (NL) (4-year PhD program, of which last year will be funded by TU/e). The DC will be hired by TU/e for 18 months and supervised by dr. Dongsheng Yang, dr. Bas Vermulst. Then the DC will be hired by Heliox (NL) for 18 months with his/her secondment in Kema Lab (NL) where he/she will be supervised by dr. Thomas Gerrits and Kevin Salden (Heliox), and dr. Erik de Jong (KEMA)