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Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate on Electric Vehicles
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate on Electric Vehicles
University Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Department Electrical Engineering
Application Deadline Jul. 15, 2019
Position Start Date when it is filled
  • Post-Doc
  • Transportation Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Science
    Civil Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University plans to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow or a Research Associate for an initial period of twelve months, with the possibility of extension pending mutual satisfaction and funding availability.

The applicant is expected to work closely with Professor Edward Chung and Dr. Weihua Gu of the department, to:

  • Conduct research activities in the domain of electric vehicles (EV) operations and infrastructure planning. This includes EV users’ charging choice, EV traffic operations, charging station planning and operations, operations of e-taxis and e-buses, and related topics
  • Actively assist in proposal writings
  • Publish scholarly papers in top-tier journals in the transportation field

The applicant should:

  • have a doctoral degree in Transportation Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Econometrics, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability of conducting high quality research and publishing research findings in top-tier journals in at least one of the areas in:
    o transportation modelling;
    o travel behaviour modelling;
    o infrastructure planning;
    o traffic operations and traffic flow theory;
    o public transportation systems; and
    o data analytics.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, academic writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, to work independently, and to supervise junior researchers.
  • For the post of Postdoctoral Fellow, the applicant should also have no more than three years of post-qualification experience at the time of application.

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.

Applicants are invited to contact Prof. Edward Chung (email: or Dr. Weihua Gu (email: for further information. Please also refer to Edward and Weihua’s webpages at and, respectively.

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

Contact Information

  • Weihua Gu
    Electrical Engineering
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Hong Kong


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