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Doctoral Candidate in Wireless Power Transfer
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Jul. 13, 2020
Title Doctoral Candidate in Wireless Power Transfer
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Application Deadline Aug. 3, 2020
Position Start Date Autumn of 2020, negotiable
  • Graduate Student
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics
We looking for a highly motivated and talented


‍The research project focuses on developing high-efficient wireless power transfer systems for movable electric devices, for example, electric movers, automated guided vehicles, and electric scooters. New technologies and methods will be developed to enable efficient wireless charging independent of device position or orientation, so that there will be no need to bring the charging device to any specific spot, it will be enough to just stay within the operation field. This research project will be conducted in the Theoretical and Applied Electromagnetics of Complex Media group of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering jointly with the Power Electronics research group at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation.

‍Your goals as a doctoral candidate will be
• Development and investigation of novel techniques and methods for power converters for wireless power transfer applications
• Analysis, modelling, and design of wireless power transfer systems
• Development of laboratory prototypes and conducting experimental studies
• Contributing to writing scientific publications, project documentation, and research proposals
• Taking part in teaching and student mentoring

‍Research group
Professor Sergei Tretyakov leads the Theoretical and Applied Electromagnetics of Complex Media group, which works on electromagnetic theory, analytical modelling, theory and design of composite electromagnetic materials, including metamaterials, electromagnetic computations and measurements. Information about the group can be found at

‍Professor Jorma Kyyrä leads the Power Electronics research group and the research and innovation efforts on industrial and power electronics are taking place at three complementary levels: algorithms, methods, and applications. Information about the group can be found at

Your background
- MSc in Electrical Engineering with high grades, excellent command of English
- Solid theoretical background in power electronics
- Expertise in power electronics converter analysis and design
- Experience in hardware prototyping and using laboratory test equipment
- Good publication track record
- Experience with power electronics simulation tools (e.g. Matlab Simulink, PLECS), PCB design, and DSP/ FPGA programming

‍In addition, beneficial is if you have
- At least 2 years of experience in a relevant field
- Experience in designing controllers for power electronic circuits
- Experience in applications of Wide Bandgap (GaN, SiC) devices
- Good knowledge of electromagnetic principles
- Experience in electromagnetic simulation tools (e.g. COMSOL, Ansys Maxwell)

‍Salary and contract terms
The selected doctoral candidate is expected to complete doctoral research and studies within four years in the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering of Aalto University. The expected starting salary is approximately 2500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is autumn of 2020 or as soon as possible.

‍Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system ( and include the following documents in English:
- Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master´s studies with grades and Certificate of MSc degree
- Curriculum Vitae (with the list of publications if you have)
- Application cover letter
- English language test certificate (if you have)
- References

The application period closes on 03 August 2020, but we will start reviewing candidates immediately upon the receiving of the applications. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

‍More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Sergei Tretyakov, Professor Jorma Kyyra, or Dr Prasad Jayathurathnage .

  • Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Sergei Tretiakov
    Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Maarintie 8, Espoo


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