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Electrical Machine Reasearch Associate

5 July 2019
The Arts Tower, part of the University of Sheffield.

Applications are now open for a three-year research associate position at the University of Sheffield in electrical machines. The electrical machine research associate will join a multi-disciplinary team of engineers in the EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub. 

This £28 million Hub draws together expertise from several leading research groups in Electrical Machines (Sheffield, Newcastle and Strathclyde) and Manufacturing (AMRC and AFRC). The Hub is supported by a consortium of prominent industrial partners including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, GKN and McLaren amongst others. 

The wider team of researchers within the EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub consists of a multi-disciplinary team with expertise across five research groupings in advanced forming methods, electrical machine design, robotics and automation and digital manufacturing. 

This project aims to increase electrification in UK manufacturing and the EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub will aim to design new electrical machines with improved performance, such as offshore wind turbines and electric vehicles. This project will work with industry to drive innovation and overcome manufacturing challenges.

The electrical machine research associate will contribute to the research activities in the Electrical Machines and Drives Group in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, with a particular focus on the research, design and development of novel electrical machines and methods for their manufacture on electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal performance of electrical machines. The Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group is one the largest research groups in its field worldwide with some 120 members. 

The group is internationally recognised, in both academia and industry, for its pioneering work in electrical machines, in particular permanent magnet machines. It hosts a number of industry research centres funded directly by Rolls-Royce, Siemens-Gamesa, Romax, CRRC and Midea. To support its large research portfolio has extensive experimental, computational modelling and prototyping facilities

The research associate will be expected to have skills in modelling, control and design of power electronics for permanent magnet synchronous machine drive systems and will need to liaise with the network of researchers at other Hub sites and engineers from the industrial partners. You will be required to be involved in other projects involving design and control of power electronics converters that are on-going in the team and publish in top quality journals.

Applicants should have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent industrial experience, in a field closed aligned with electrical machines, electro-mechanical devices or manufacturing research. A track record of publications or industrial project reports in electrical machines, electro-mechanical devices or manufacturing research is essential along with an ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving.

For more information about the electrical machine research associate post visit the job listing: Research associate in electrical machines manufacturing.