20/09/2022

12 PhD positions available in the Horizon Europe MSCA Project "Parasol"

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PARASOL is a Doctoral Network project at the intersection of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), materials engineering, system-safety engineering, and sustainability management. The project centres on the Safe and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) approach as applied to vehicles. The project will investigate electromagnetic (EM) shielding solutions, which are performance defining technologies in terms of EM safety, weight, volume, mechanical strength, and the cost of a vehicle.

The consortium groups 6 hiring Universities: TU Eindhoven (NL), University of Twente (NL), KU Leuven (BE), Tomáš Baťa University (CZ), University of York (UK) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ES). Together, these universities have a proven track record in the management of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Material Engineering, Sustainability Management, and System-Safety Engineering, and are the leaders in their field in Europe. 16 Industrial Partners are completing the Doctoral Network, and representing the complete life cycle of (future) shielding solutions dedicated to Mobility: starting with development of Innovative Material (DSM, Dycomet), design and packaging of Integrated Chips and Power Switches (NXP, CITC, Dynex), Interconnects and Cables design (Ferristorm, Radiotechnika, Schlegel) and, to ensure completeness of the traning program, all means of transport with cars (Jaguar-Land-Rover, Ford, Lotus), trains (Siemens), planes (NLR, Evektor) and ships (Thales).

PARASOL will train a new generation of scientific professionals who can transition between disciplines and take up leading positions in the field of electronics, safety, and sustainability, while thinking differently in terms of design solutions. These professionals can support Europe’s ambition to play a major role in the safety-critical market for vehicles.

Applications are intended for 12 PhD positions (“Doctoral Researchers”) to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network “PARASOL – European Doctoral Network for Safe and Sustainable ElectroMagnetic Shielding Solutions for Mobility”.

Each of the 12 DRs will be trained to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with a new mindset tuned towards the inclusion of the Safe and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) framework - a holistic approach that integrates the safety, circularity, energy efficiency and functionality of materials, products, and processes throughout their lifecycle – into the design of innovative shielding solutions for mobility. For this inclusion to occur, each DR will develop through their research the missing dedicated materials, tools and techniques, and apply them to a representative set of shielding solutions under development. This hands-on training is supplemented with several scientific professional courses and an immersive training where the DRs can fine-tune their skills for the Jobs of tomorrow, while addressing the societal challenges of the PARASOL program.

Deadline for online application is September 30th, 2022.

More information is available at: https://parasol-project.eu/