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Job Description

This position is focused on the modeling, analysis, and design of emerging control methods for next-generation power converters and ac systems. Candidates should have a background in one or more of the following topics: control systems, dynamics, digital control, power electronics, and ac power systems. Application domains for the aforementioned topic areas include, but are not limited to: modeling of ac inverter systems, system stability analysis, control design, and experimentation. The objective is to generate and publish results in relevant journals, transactions, and conferences.


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Please Note: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.


Preferred Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

B.S. degree in electrical engineering or equivalent relevant education/experience, and enrollment in a graduate-level electrical engineering program.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Must demonstrate familiarity with recent findings in controls for power electronics and ac systems. Demonstrates an understanding of fundamental concepts in the controls, circuits, and power systems areas. General knowledge of other related disciplines.

Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Proficient in MATLAB and LaTex. Knowledge of C languages and experience programming microcontrollers/DSPs is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. degree in electrical engineering or equivalent relevant education/experience, and enrollment in a graduate-level electrical engineering program. Ideal candidates will have documented expertise and training in circuit modeling, power electronics, and controls. Programming in MATLAB and Simulink.

Duties include the development of models of power electronics, ac systems, and the design of novel control strategies. Models and algorithms will be used to characterize the operation of next-generation power systems and facilitate the design of new control strategies. Simulations of developed models will be implemented in MATLAB/Simulink or relevant programming languages. Duties may include the implementation of developed control strategies on microcontrollers and DSPs as well as hardware-in-the-loop experiments. Translate technical findings into results that can be published in journals, transactions, and conference proceedings. Work closely and in collaboration with a diverse technical and management team.


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