Postdoctoral Position in Remote Sensing for Active Online Parameter Estimation in Digital Grids

Chalmers University of Technology is offering postdoctoral fellowship position in signal processing. The funds for this fellowship are available for two years. Applications are invited up to February 10, 2019.

Information about the division, research group and department

The Division of Electric Power Engineering conducts research within a broad range of topics in electric power technology. Our purpose is to develop interdisciplinary research areas within the university as well as with external partners. Research activities at the division can be organised in three main areas: electric power systems, power electronics, and electric machines. The strength of our research is based on a solid theoretical basis and extensive experimental verification in our laboratories as well as in the field.

We are a team of about 30 persons, of which a bit more than half are PhD students about 10 seniors and postdocs, in a dynamic and international work environment working with power electronics, drives and energy storage for renewables as well as for electrified vehicles. We conduct research with extensive national and international collaborations within academia, industry and society.

At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Electric Power Engineering, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Systems and Control. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrification.

The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master's Programs "Biomedical Engineering", "Electric Power Engineering", "Systems, Control and Mechatronics" and "Communication Engineering".


Major responsibilities

The aim of this project is to exploit the opportunities that an extensive layer of communications will bring in the future power-electronic dominated power system. In particular, the focus of the project focus is on the use of local and remote measurements for system parameter estimation to enhance the observability of the power system. The acquired measurement information will be used to estimate the frequency-dependent impedance of the power system seen from a specific connection point. The final goal of the project is to provide a fast-online measurement of the power system impedance at a specific connection point for a wide-frequency range, to be later used for robust control of grid-connected converters.

The main responsibility of the PostDoc is to conduct research on analyse, investigate and evaluate different techniques for online estimation of the frequency-dependent grid impedance under different system conditions (steady-state, fault, post-fault), and to report the obtained results in the form of models, reports, data sets, articles as well as meetings and symposiums.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


To be qualified the applicant must have a Doctoral degree in Electrical or Computer engineering and have good knowledge of power systems dynamics and modelling.

Knowledge on system communication is considered as a merit for this position.

Good proficiency in English orally and in writing is required.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180740 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

- Full curriculum vitae including your relevant academic, professional, and other experience and knowledge

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

- Statement of purpose: Why the applicant wants to pursue a PostDoc, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum one page long.

- Representative publications or technical reports: Up to 2 documents, no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

- Letters of recommendation or contact information for two reference persons

Application deadline: 10 February, 2019

Massimo Bongiorno, Professor,

Division of Electric Power Engineering,,

phone +46 31 772 1631


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