RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

Full Professors (W3) in High Voltage Equipment and Technology and in Active Energy Distribution Grids Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

Aachen, Germany

Qualified experts are invited to apply for the positions above, foreseen to represent the given fields in research and teaching. The starting date for both positions is as soon as possible.

Regarding the professorship High Voltage Equipment and Technology, recognized expertise in one or more of the following areas is expected:

  • Insulation systems for high-voltage technologies, in particular for HVDC applications,
  • AC and DC switch technologies,
  • monitoring, diagnosis and evaluation of high-voltage installations for asset management and
  • electric arcs and protective measures.
    It is desirable to have materials science expertise in the field of insulation materials, as well as their incorporation into the research areas of energy technology.

Regarding the professorship Active Energy Distribution Grids, recognized expertise in at least two of the following areas is expected:

  • Distribution grids for power and gas
  • Strategic and operational asset management
  • Grid integration of renewable energies and sector coupling
  • Strategies for digitalisation of resilient distribution grids
  • Economic and regulatory aspects of grids

The participation in the board of directors of the projected Fraunhofer Center „Digital Energy Aachen“ is intended.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

Jointly with the Chair “Transmission Grids and Power Ecomomics” of Prof. Albert Moser (previously known as “Power Systems and Power Economics”), these two additional professorships will be integrated into the newly established “Institute of High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Power Economics”, which will be managed collaboratively by all three professors.

The topic of energy is widely investigated at RWTH Aachen University, activities in this area will be further expanded.

Currently, major challenges arise in the context of energy transition (e.g. CO2-neutral power supply system) and in the related requirements for novel technologies, e.g. for energy distribution and decentralization. Close collaboration with the other professors in the field of energy technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, as well as with RWTH Profile Area ""Energy, Chemical & Process Engineering (ECPE)", Forschungscampus ""Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN)" and the associated institute FGH e.V. will be expected. In addition to the above mentioned cooperation with the Fraunhofer Center, a contribution to the energy branch of Jülich-Aachen-Research-Alliance (JARA) would be desirable in order to strengthen this link.

The leverage of an interdisciplinary research culture is a main goal of RWTH Aachen University, therefore the willingness to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculty boundaries is required.

Active participation in teaching is expected, including development of innovative didactic concepts and new content. Herein, particular emphasis will be on the effects of electromagnetic fields of high-voltage equipment on humans and environment, and on the role of distributed grids in future energy systems for the two positions, respectively.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
Dekan der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
der RWTH Aachen University,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens-Rainer Ohm,
52056 Aachen.

You can also send your application via emailto dekan@fb6.rwth-aachen.de .

Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to
unauthorized access by third parties. The deadline for applications is September 30 th, 2019.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit

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Full Professors (W3) in High Voltage Equipment and Technology and in Active Energy Distribution Grids Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology