Measuring Fast Heat Transfer Dynamics in Power Electronics


Despite classically consideration as an electrical engineering topic, power electronics faces unforgiving, thermal-mechanical limits. This work will advance the state-of-the-art in power electronic component characterization and qualification.

Your future responsibilities

  • Measuring a power semiconductor’s transient thermal response
  • Considering an application environment
  • Develop a component-level measurement

Your profile

  • Development of a lab test setup to measure power semiconductor component transient, electrothermal response
  • Electrical measurement system architecture
  • Design and execution of experiments
  • Structured debugging and troubleshooting
  • Circuit simulation model development and evaluation
  • Theoretical investigation of power semiconductor device physics
  • Literature review
  • Project management and collaboration with colleagues
  • Technical writing and communication; reporting of results
  • Seeking a degree, preferably at a university
  • Knowledge of power semiconductor devices
  • Experience in the usage of electrical measurement equipment, especially oscilloscopes and voltage/current probes
  • Electronic equipment selection based on specification
  • Printed circuit board (PCB) or other circuit manufacturing experience
  • Capability to develop and execute circuit simulations is a plus
  • Working knowledge of microcontrollers is a plus
  • Interest in dynamic system theory and thermal modeling
  • Thoughtful, dedicated team player and skilled communicator
  • Capable of taking initiative and independently working with integrity
  • Organized and enjoy working in a dynamic and multicultural team


Important Facts

  • Begin­ning of the employ­ment is flexible. 
  • This posi­tion is endowed with a gross monthly based salary of € 1.500,- based on the collec­tive agree­ment for re­search („Forschungs-Kollek­tiv­ver­trag“).

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