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Position:Research Associate in Automotive Powertrains - Energy Harvesting

Department:Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Institution:Loughborough University

Location:Loughborough, United Kingdom


Fixed term for 24 months

The position is part of the EPSRC funded research project "Targeted energy transfer in powertrains to reduce vibration-induced energy loses". The project is supported by Ford Motor Company (Dunton Technical Centre), Getrag Ford Transmissions GmbH and Raicam Clutch Limited. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory (LNDVL), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC).

The main purpose in this post is to develop energy harvesting technology for automotive powertrains through comprehensive drivetrain modelling and design of nonlinear energy harvesters, which can operate under various operating conditions.

An impending PhD in Nonlinear Dynamics/Vibrations or equivalent experience with in-depth experience of modelling nonlinear dynamics with numerical and/or analytical techniques and of measuring vibrations experimentally in mechanical systems and processing the results in time and frequency domains with appropriate techniques, such as FFT and Wavelet is essential. Post-doctoral experience in energy harvesting and of using virtual prototype development of mechanical systems using commercial software (e.g. MATLAB, ADAMS, SIMPACK) is desirable.

Applications can be submitted through the Loughborough University online system by the 14th of September.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Dr Stephanos Theodossiades (S.Theodossiades AT, +44 (0)1509 227664 (Direct) or 01509 227674 (Secretary: Jacqueline Kemp)

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