PhD Fellow at University of Ghent

University of Ghent is offering PhD position in mechanical engineering. The funds for this position are available for 2 years. The deadline to apply is September 01, 2019.

The research group EELAB / Lemcko is affiliated with Ghent University Campus Kortrijk, specializing in electricity, such as Power Quality, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), smart Grids and renewable energy. You can find more info on Within the assignment you conduct scientific research in the field of power quality, high frequency power quality and EMC. The research topic focusses on the propagation of signals in grids and impedance characteristics of microgrids in the frequency range 2 to 500 kHz. You conduct measurements on the available microgrid, you model the grid and predict the propagation and impedance behavior. You publish your results. Additionally, you will support the Lemcko staff in teaching and lab sessions.

You model the micro grid in the range 2 - 500 kHz and higher. An in depth knowledge of transmission lines, measurement techniques and power electronics is necessary to accomplish this task.

You write scientific publications and contribute to project reporting.

You supervise bachelor and MSc students during projects and practical courses related to your own research.

- Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering (subject Electrical power engineering), Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Applied Physics – Master of Science in Engineering technology - Electronic Engineering or Electrical Engineering

You are highly motivated, self-critical, you work with rigor and attention for detail, and you work accurately

A good knowledge of Matlab and Latex is an asset

You have a strong interest in power quality, emc and renewable energy.

You combine being an active team player with a strong sense of autonomy and responsibility.

You have good communication and writing skills and have an excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

All applications must be received no later than 01/09/2019 at 23:59 (CET) at jos. knockaert@ugent. be mentioning ref.

Candidates are first screened based on the application. Those who qualify, will be invited to a selection interview on September 4th in the afternoon. For foreign applicants, an interview by Skype will be arranged. We offer you a PhD scholarship as a contractual recruitment of 2 years with another 2 years after positive evaluation. During the first period, you will also apply (when eligible, and in collaboration with your promoters) for additional scholarship funding. Your appointment will start by 01/10/2019 at the earliest. The aim is to obtain a doctoral degree by the end of September 2023. You will receive a PhD scholarship according to the general conditions at Ghent University. The tax free scholarship includes full social security coverage.

You will work in a dynamic, multidisciplinary and international research environment. All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as 38 days of paid leave, a wide range of training and education opportunities, bicycle commuting reimbursement, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits can be found on our website.

Attention: Late applications are not accepted. As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position. For more information about this vacancy please contact Prof. Jos Knockaert (


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