Energy Systems

Institute for Energy Systems (IES) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

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Closing Date: 

Friday, June 29, 2018

As part of its wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary research portfolio in renewable energy, IES operates the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, a £12M, state-of-the-art, circular wave and current basin. FloWave is a globally unique test-bed for marine energy devices and for fundamental studies of multi-directional wave and wave current interactions. The successful candidate will have a track record of excellent research in one or more of the following topics: non-linear wave hydrodynamics, wave-current interaction, ocean wave/current statistics, marine energy devices, ship manoeuvrability, floating platforms, offshore fluid-structure interaction, and mooring dynamics. In due course, the successful candidate will undertake teaching duties in Mechanical Engineering.

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Closing Date: 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Full Job Title: 

Research Associate

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems


I hold a Laurea Degree (MSc equivalent) in Marine Science & Technology from the University of Pisa in 2006 with a thesis on coastal meteorology numerical weather prediction.

The power electronics research team within the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh is seeking an experienced Research Associate (Power Electronics) to support the EPSRC funded programmes “High Current Module and Technologies Optimised for HVDC’ and ‘Quietening ultra-low-loss SiC & GaN waveforms’. The successful candidate will work closely with the team at Edinburgh and collaborators at partner universities to deliver advances in switching control and efficient use of Silicon IGBT and Silicon Carbide MOSFETs in high power applications.

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Closing Date: 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


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