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Master Thesis – Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (f/m/d)

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Following research topics are at this moment open and subject to be incorporated into several master thesis. A master thesis may incorporate more than one listed topics to a full thesis. For your application please refer to the code referenced with the set of topics.


Explore the field of WBG devices and dig into device characterization, modelling and simulation for power electronic devices and systems.

  • Calorimetric setups for loss estimations in power converters especially in the context of switching losses (soft/hard switching characterization).
  • Application of machine learning techniques for predicting losses in power converters based on calorimetric data.
  • Novel methods to decouple losses of the power converter and on-state voltage measurements in the context of wide-band gap devices.
  • Automation of novel characterization methods for WBG devices and different packages.
  • Temperature calibrated power semiconductor simulation models and model validation.
  • Accurate characterization and influence of ‘asymmetry’ on the losses of paralleled switching devices.
  • Improve power electronic cooling by investigating new materials and methods and evaluate in the lab.
  • Tackle the challenges around gate driver requirements for wide-band gap devices.
  • Develop Testboards for optimized half-bridge setups for different packaged devices, integration with the gate driver boards and testing.
  • Implement sensors and feedback mechanisms in gate drivers, and design algorithms for real-time monitoring and adaptive control based on the operating conditions.

Dig into power electronics topics centered around electrical machines and drives and tackle new methods for failure investigations.


You want to do research with the possibility of publishing a paper in the end of your thesis? 
You love to explore new fields centered around power electronics applications? 
You are highly motivated to join a young and dynamic team of scientists and research engineers? 
You are eager to learn new things and don’t fear diving deep into research papers?

If the answer to these questions is YES – we are waiting for YOUR application!

As the perfect candidate for a master thesis within our group in the research field of power electronics you have enhanced capabilities beyond basic knowledge in multiple of the following fields:

  • Enrolled student on an university within the EU.
  • PCB design for electronic circuits.
  • Simulations for active power devices and\or passive components.
  • Power semiconductor device characterization and\or modelling.
  • Passive components characterization.
  • Power semiconductor device level packaging.
  • Power electronics system integration and high density packaging.
  • MCU programming and real-time MCU applications.
  • Advanced mechanical design & simulation
  • FEM or CFD simulation of complex geometries or power electronic devices or systems.


  • Duration 6 - 9 months.
  • Diversified research activities with plenty of technical challenges.
  • State-of-the-art lab facilities and instruments.
  • Internal and external training opportunities for further development.
  • Home Office possible.
  • € 4 per day food allowance in restaurants or € 2 per day in supermarkets.
  • Family & kids friendly.
  • Free coffee/milk/tea & fresh fruits.

This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA). We offer competitive salaries and additional benefits. For this position, we offer a monthly salary of EUR 1.863, paid 14 times a year.

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Master Thesis – Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (f/m/d)
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