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PARASOL – European Doctoral Network for Safe and Sustainable Electromagnetic Shielding Solutions for Mobility

   School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

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  Dr Simon Bale  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Electromagnetic shielding is essential in nearly all electronic systems to prevent electromagnetic interference affecting the operation of sensors and wireless communications. This work aims to further the understanding of on-board electromagnetic shielding for power electronics and provide tools to allow engineers to optimise this shielding. Working as part of the Applied Electromagnetics and Devices research group at the University of York, you will develop an innovative strategy to shield on-board electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by power-electronic equipment. We aim to use a holistic shielding technique including both software and hardware. This will enable a trade-off between waveform control (complexity and efficiency) and shielding techniques (mass and cost) in the overall on-board design. This trade-off will be assessed with respect to the Safe and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) approach. You will have the opportunity to undertake secondments with Siemens and the NXP Semiconductor and work with other partners to apply the techniques developed in this work.

The successful candidates will conduct research in electromagnetic shielding, whilst working towards their PhD in Electronic Engineering. In addition to their individual research projects, researchers will benefit from further continuing education, which includes: internships and secondments with other members of the consortium across Europe; writing up of research results in progress reports and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations, public engagement and outreach activities; and a variety of training modules.


EU mobility rules require that candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date. Candidates must have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second-class honours degree (2.1) in Electronic or Electrical Engineering (or related relevant subject).

Please refer to the University of York website for full details about the position.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit applications for the 'Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PARASOL)' position via the University of York website.

For more information about the project, please contact Dr Simon Bale, email [Email Address Removed]

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