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PhD Scholarship in Ic Design for Switched Capacitor Power Converters

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in acoustics at Technical University of Denmark. The deadline to apply is October 02, 2019.

Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) position in the area of IC design within the Electronics group (ELE).

The ELE group is responsible for analogue, power and mixed-mode IC design as well as power electronics research including advanced high efficiency high power density switching mode power supplies and very high frequency (VHF) power supplies. The goal of this PhD is research into IC design for high efficiency, high power density, and low cost switched capacitor power converters within the power range from 1 W to 300 W. The applications could cover adaptors for tablets and laptops, LED drivers, as well as microinverters for solar energy. For portable electronics such as laptops, there exists an ever-increasing demand for high power density and highly efficient power supplies. The primary focus of the project is to investigate and develop the best suitable switched capacitor power converter that will complement the performance of traditional inductor based switch-mode power supplies. Both resonant and soft charging topologies could be investigated. The project will include circuit modelling & IC design, tape-outs, and building & testing of prototype integrated circuits.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assistant Professor Pere Llimos Muntal and Associate Professor Ivan Jrgensen.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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