PhD position within the project PARASOL: Interconnects characterization

The European Doctoral Network for Safe and Sustainable ElectroMagnetic Shielding Solutions for Mobility (PARASOL) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Project is seeking a PhD researcher to join the Power Electronics and Electromagnetic Compatibility Group within the Department of Electrical Engineering.

PARASOL is a European-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie project, with partners from the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Spain. Each of the 12 Doctoral Researchers (DRs) will be trained to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with a new mindset tuned towards the inclusion of the Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) approach into innovative design methods. For this inclusion to occur, each DR will develop through their research the missing dedicated tools and techniques, and apply them to the complete lifecycle of electromagnetic shielding solutions for vehicles (car, plane, train, and ship).

This task is about investigating the shielding effectiveness (SE) of real complex 3D structures like boxes, enclosures, and (parts of) cars, planes, or ships. The currently used, simplified techniques are based on flat-panel structures, while the most critical aspect of SE is the interconnection of those panels, especially for composite materials. Even the most high-tech industries are forced to manufacture and test several prototypes because the actual performance of interconnection techniques is unpredictable. A major factor is also the lack of interaction between material engineers, mechanical engineers, and electromagnetic engineers.

Duration 4 years


  • A gross monthly salary ranging from € 2.541,- (first year) to € 3.247,- (fourth year);
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme;
  • Free access to sports facilities on campus
  • A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid);
  • And a training program as part of the Twente Graduate School.
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Job Requirements

The PhD position within the project PARASOL seeks applicants who:

  • are highly motivated, enthusiastic, and curiosity-driven researchers;
  • have, or are about to get, a master’s degree in electromagnetic compatibility, telecommunications, electromagnetics, or a related field;
  • are excellent teammates in an enthusiastic and hardworking group of scientists and engineers working on a joint assignment;
  • have a background in physical electronics, analytical mathematics, and simulation;
  • are creative, like to push boundaries, and are highly motivated to address major scientific challenges in EMC;
  • are proficient in English and able to collaborate intensively with industrial and academic parties in regular meetings and work visits.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to send their application via the apply button below and include the following:

  • an application/motivation letter,
  • a detailed CV (Europass),
  • contact details of referees,
  • a publication list,
  • and an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education.

 To apply, click here.

Deadline: January 31, 2023.

For more information on PhD position within the project PARASOL, visit the official site.

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