Postdoc Position* in Autonomous Sensor Systems at Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in mechanical engineering to join Imperial College London. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before September 29, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position at the department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London, on autonomous sensor systems research. The research is related to an energy harvesting industrial application project, particularly on micro-energy power supplies for aircraft sensors, supported by the EU Horizon 2020 CleanSky II programme.

The aim of the project is to develop an inductive energy harvesting power supply, suitable for wireless current sensors on aircraft. The prototype system will include a magnetic field-focusing inductive transducer and the development of a suitable power management, storage and interface to sensor node electronics. The prototype will be integrated into a wireless sensor network, under development by other partners of the project and tested on aircraft structures.

The post holder will lead the electronic engineering research of the project, including the development of power management electronics for an inductive transducer prototype and other electronic implementations. Research on related sensing and energy harvesting devices will also be included. The work will involve very close collaboration with major aircraft industries.

Candidates should hold a first degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences and hold, or be near completion of, a PhD (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics or a related discipline.

Experience in any of the following areas will be helpful: electronic circuit design; embedded software development; development of low-power wireless sensors; ultrasonic devices.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the physical principles of inductive, piezoelectric and thermoelectric energy harvesting transducers.

For a full list of essential requirements, please refer to the attached Job Description.

The post is available immediately.

The appointment is for up to 15 months. The post is based in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr. Michail Kiziroglou at

When applying please attach a cover letter explaining your current interests, your curriculum vitae and a list of your publications.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range 34,397 – 37,486 per annum.

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a strong commitment to conducting internationally competitive and innovative research. Its primary scientific interest is in fundamental research with numerous applications to the environment, healthcare, information and communications technology, industry and energy. The academic staff of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) have wide-ranging expertise in Circuits and Systems, Communications and Signal Processing, Control and Power, Intelligent Systems and Networks, and Optical and Semiconductor Devices.

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities on our webpages.

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Deadline: September 29, 2019
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