Asst./Assoc. Professor of High-Voltage Engineering

Delft University of Technology
September 08 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

As an Assistant/Associate Professor your focus will be on the following tasks:
1. Research in Electrical Sustainable Energy in the field of high voltage materials and components, including supervising PhD and Master students. The focus will be on materials for HVDC and HVAC insulation systems and for high voltage technologies. It is expected that you will conduct research in solid, liquid, and gas insulating materials with special emphasis on thermal, mechanical, and electrical improvement by nanoparticles addition. The research topics include material characterisation techniques, ageing mechanisms, self-restoring insulating materials, material assessment, space charges, and new conductor materials based on superconductivity, nanotubes, and new metal combinations. The research output should be applicable to different high voltage fields, such as power electronic converters, high voltage cables, power transformers, gas insulated substation components, and gas insulated lines.
2. Education: Teaching in the area of high voltage materials and components, sustainable electrical power engineering, and high voltage infrastructures (MSc level), and in the BSc programme in Electrical Engineering.
3. Management: Acquisition and management of national and international research projects as well as establishing strong collaborations with industrial partners.
4. Participation in international bodies such as IEEE, Cigré, and IEC. A holistic approach, in which design, implementation, deployment, and analysis are integrated, is strongly desired.

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