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Post-Doc in Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems
The University of British Columbia

Date Posted Jun. 29, 2018
Title Post-Doc in Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems
University The University of British Columbia
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Mar. 1, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Post-Doc
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Energy Technology

The University of British Columbia is seeking a post-doctoral researcher in the area of Energy Systems specifically on integration of EV charging infrastructure with energy management systems . Dr. Martin Ordonez’ research lab has a strong track record for research work and industrial collaborations in Power Electronics in the areas of topologies, controls, magnetics, and renewable energy.

As a post-doctoral researcher, you will lead energy systems research activities within Dr. Ordonez’s group. The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in electrical engineering or any closely related discipline and have experience in integration of EV charging infrastructure to building management systems, and characterization/adaptation of existing charging infrastructure. The successful candidate will pursue the following main research objectives:

- Developing advanced energy management solutions integrating EV charging stations with battery energy storage and building management systems.
- Analyzing the flexibility and range of existing charging loads.
- Testing diverse smart charging scenarios taking load flexibility into account.
- Assessing the impact of different EV penetration levels on load flexibility.
- Finding optimal load management strategies for each operating scenario through advanced optimization techniques.
- Correlating charging behavior and load flexibility level through sensitivity analysis.

Other research topics will be considered as long as they are emerging topics in energy systems with applications in renewable energy harvesting.

The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research skills with a matching publication portfolio and experimental testing experience. Some of the skills that will be of use for the position include:

- Technical writing
- Power & Energy system simulation (Matlab/Simulink)
- Electric Vehicle smart charging solutions/techniques
- Energy Management System design
- Real-time simulation

If you feel you are a good fit for this position, Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees for the position) as a Postdoctoral Fellow to

  • UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Martin Ordonez
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    The University of British Columbia
    2332 Main Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


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