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Job ID: 184827

PhD Student
Clemson University

Date Posted May 2, 2022
Title PhD Student
University Clemson University
Clemson, SC, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2022
  • Graduate Student
  • Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The Real-time COntrol Optimization Laboratory (RT-COOL) group at Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University is hiring PhD students. The RT-COOL is equipped with state-of-the-art real-time simulators and controllers to test and validate the developed real-time models and control algorithms. The group focuses on distributed control, energy and power management, control in smart grids, artificial intelligence and optimization, power electronics and control, and cyber-physical systems with a possible emphasis on smart electric grids.
The candidate students will involve in Army-related projects to develop multi-objective control methodologies for electrical vehicles and microgrids under the supervision of Dr. Gokhan Ozkan and Dr. Chris Edrington.
The student’s responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing presentations and reports for the research effort prepare conference and journal manuscripts. Students’ tuitions and stipend (≈$28,000/year) will be paid from sponsored research projects. The position is a fully-funded Research Assistant (RA) position.
Students will be expected to start the program in Fall 2022, and students who are located in the US or hold valid US student visas are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.
•       Graduated from Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical Engineering Major(s) or related area(s)
•       Master degree in major given above
•       Advanced English skills in academic writing and speaking
•       Programming languages: Matlab/ Simulink, LabVIEW, Python (preferred but not required)
•       Experience in Real-time Modeling, Simulation, and Hardware-in-the-loop (preferred)
•       Power electronics and machine modeling
Application Submission Details:
1.      The candidates should be eligible to apply to Clemson University, Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program (please see the link below)
2.      Full CV, including a summary of educational background, grades, publication list, and research experience
3.      TOEFL/IETLS scores (if applicable)
4.      GRE scores (if applicable)
5.      Undergrad transcript
6.      Graduate degree transcript (if applicable)
7.      Published papers (if applicable)

Please send your application to Dr. Gokhan Ozkan via email; and use “PhD Student Candidate” in the email’s subject line. The application won’t be reviewed if the candidate doesn’t follow the instruction.
ECE Graduate Program:
RT-COOL Website:

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Gokhan Ozkan
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Clemson University
    433 Calhoun St.
    Clemson, SC 29634
  • 512-430-8441


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