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Research Fellow in State Estimation and Vehicle Dynamics Control

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,302 to £39,609 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 09 August 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 September 2019
Reference:  061419

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position, with a 27-month duration starting from 1 October 2019 (or soon thereafter if a later start is required by the successful applicants), to develop state estimators and advanced controllers for electric vehicles with multiple motors.

The post is part of collaborative projects that aim to develop new state estimators and control systems for fully electric vehicles with individually controlled motors. A budget for travel and other expenses will be provided, and there will be several opportunities to attend related conferences. The research will be carried out with collaborators of several industrial and academic institutions. The project outcomes will be evaluated on state-of-the-art vehicle demonstrators.

The successful candidate must have a strong background in control theory and should be a holder of a PhD degree in one of the areas of control systems engineering, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Also, expertise in the following areas is highly desirable:

  1. Vehicle dynamics simulation;
  2. State estimation based on Luenberger observers, Kalman filters and neural networks;
  3. Sensor fusion;
  4. Vehicle dynamics control and torque-vectoring.

The appointee will join Surrey’s Centre for Automotive Engineering of the Mechanical Engineering Sciences Department, which has research interests in a wide range of topics, including active vehicle dynamics, tyre dynamics, electric powertrains, vehicle aerodynamics and novel transmission systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Aldo Sorniotti (tel: +44 (0)1483 689688, email a.sorniotti@surrey.ac.uk) for further information.

 

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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,302) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,236).


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