SDU Electrical Engineering section at The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for two 3-year PhD positions in Power Electronics. The PhD positions are available from 1st of October or as soon as possible thereafter.
The PhD positions are part of two major research projects by the Innovation Fund Denmark (APETT) and the European Union Regional Development Fund (PE: region). The two PhD projects are:
1) Modelling and analysis of high power density grid-connected converters-2 level and multilevel topologies.
Research topics include; modelling of converters and noise sources, optimum filter designs, impact of various modulation strategies on noise level, experimental verification and construction of demonstration models.
2) High power density wide band-gap based dc-dc converter.
Research topics include; modelling and simulation of high power density dc-dc converters, performance improvement of converter with layout enhancement, measurement of parasitic circuit elements, converter design, experimental verification and construction of demonstration models.
Requirements to complete a PhD at SDU:
• Complete a study programme of 30 ECTS points
• Participate in teaching and dissemination activities (e.g. conferences) corresponding to approx. one semester of full time employment
• Carry out an external research stay (max. nine months).
• Complete a PhD thesis. According to the rules for a PhD thesis at the Faculty of Engineering at SDU the thesis must include internationally scientific peer-reviewed articles.
• Publicly defend your PhD
The successful applicant should have:
• Master degree in Electronics, Power or Electrical Engineering.
• A strong background and interest in Power Electronics, especially in the field of dc-dc converters and/or ac-dc converters with competencies in simulation, modelling and hardware implementation.
• Knowledge of micro-controller implementation (FPGA/dSPACE)
• Fluency in spoken and written English.
• Good collaboration and communication skills.
Further information is available from the Associate Professor Morten Nymand at phone: +45 6550 7427, email:
Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
The PhD Fellowship is either a 3-year position (5+3).
A 5+3 PhD Fellowship is a three-year salaried position. Enrollment and employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015.
The faculty expects the applicants to have read the information on the PhD study at The Faculty of Engineering and on the general PhD work and salary conditions before applying.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
Please read the guideline for applicants.
An application must include:
· Completed application form: application form for 5+3 applicants
· A curriculum vitae
· A letter stating your interest, motivation etc. Please attach the motivational letter to "application material" under " Research plan"
· Letters of reference (Link to reference form)
· Verified copies* of bachelor diploma and transcript
· Verified copies* of master’s diploma and transcript (5+3)
· Calculation of point grade average (Link to calculator sheet with instructions)
*Please note the definition of verified:
Verified official transcripts of exams in English or Danish translation and verified copy of bachelor diploma and master’s diploma - All documentation must be officially translated into English or Danish. All documents must be verified. Verified means that your home university or a public notary verifies that the copy is a true copy of the original document. Each page of the copy must be stamped with the original stamp of the verifying institution and added the text: “True copy of the original document” and signed with a blue pen.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.
Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:
The SDU PhD webpages
The faculty PhD website
26 september 2017