The PARASOL consortium groups 6 hiring Universities: TU Eindhoven (NL), University of Twente (NL), KU Leuven (BE), Tomáš Baťa University (CZ), University of York (UK) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ES). Together, these universities have a proven track record in the management of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Material Engineering, Sustainability Management, and System-Safety Engineering, and are the leaders in their field in Europe. 16 Industrial Partners are completing the Doctoral Network, and representing the complete life cycle of (future) shielding solutions dedicated to Mobility: starting with development of Innovative Material (DSM, Dycomet), design and packaging of Integrated Chips and Power Switches (NXP, CITC, Dynex), Interconnects and Cables design (Ferristorm, Radiotechnika, Schlegel) and, to ensure completeness of the traning program, all means of transport with cars (Jaguar-Land-Rover, Ford, Lotus), trains (Siemens), planes (NLR, Evektor) and ships (Thales). Each of the 12 PARASOL Doctoral Researchers 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) framework - a holistic approach that integrates the safety, circularity, energy efficiency and functionality of materials, products, and processes throughout their lifecycle – into the design of innovative shielding solutions for mobility. For this inclusion to occur, each Doctoral Researcher will develop through their research the missing dedicated materials, tools and techniques, and apply them to a representative set of shielding solutions under development. This hands-on training is supplemented with several scientific professional courses and an immersive training where the Doctoral Researchers can fine-tune their skills for the Jobs of tomorrow, while addressing the societal challenges of the PARASOL program. This particular PhD-position will be executed with the M-Group at KU Leuven Bruges Campus. Website unit
In this task, the Doctoral Researcher will, starting from the characterization method described in IEEE 299, develop, and compare several SE (Shielding Effectiveness) characterization methods to characterize the shielding properties of materials at very-low-frequencies. A sound theoretical background will allow to give the right interpretation to the obtained SE values for use of the material in practice. Low-frequency electromagnetic disturbances are very hard to confine by shielding and proper characterization methods are lacking. Especially in that frequency range, shielding effectiveness values heavily depend on the specific source, the source orientation, the distance between source and shield, etc.
Career stage: Early Stage Researcher
The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Doctoral Researchers. The exact (net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on local tax regulations and on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if married). The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on the local Supervisor, and in accordance with the regular PhD time in the country of origin). In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Davy Pissoort, tel.: +32 50 66 48 49, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Tim Claeys, tel.: +32 50 66 48 48, mail: email@example.com. You can apply for this job no later than September 30, 2022 via the online application tool KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.