Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

We aim to provide international leadership in research and innovation and an unrivalled educational experience.

The home of world leading engineering, we have an international reputation for being at the forefront of technological innovation and for maintaining extensive links with industry. The School is one of the largest engineering schools of its kind in the UK.

We are looking for candidates at Reader or Professorial level to join the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, particularly in the following areas:

Photovoltaics

We are looking to appoint excellent highly motivated and dynamic candidates with an internationally recognised track record with a focus on

  • next generation photovoltaics
  • PV materials and devices or
  • PV systems and characterisation.  

The candidate would be expected to work with current members of academic and research staff in the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) to increase the capacity to perform research across the technology readiness levels.

A research focus in areas such as the development of new PV devices, thin film PV, PV devices, low cost module efficiency enhancement, cell and module characterisation and in-situ performance measurement and lifetime performance prediction would be particularly attractive.

Wind energy conversion

We are looking to appoint excellent, highly motivated and dynamic candidates with an internationally recognised track record with a focus on wind energy conversion system design, control, performance prediction, off shore deployment, condition monitoring and preventative maintenance scheduling.

The candidate would be expected to work with current members of academic and research staff in the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) to increase the capacity to perform research across the technology readiness levels in the wind energy area.

A research focus in areas such as the development and deployment of wind energy conversion devices, improved conversion efficiency and availability, wind farm performance prediction, effective condition monitoring and preventative maintenance scheduling, integration with energy storage devices, alternative energy vectors and lifetime performance prediction would be particularly attractive.

Renewable Energy Systems

We are looking to appoint excellent, highly motivated and dynamic candidates with an internationally recognised track record with a focus on an area of renewable energy systems technology, technologies required to deliver the transition to net zero in the UK or energy systems for development in the global South.

The candidate would be expected to work with current members of academic and research staff in the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) to increase the capacity to perform research across the technology readiness levels in their area of research specialism.

A research focus in areas such as large scale medium duration energy storage, bio energy conversion systems, alternative energy vectors or low/zero carbon energy systems for development in the global south would be attractive.

We are also looking for candidates at Lecturer level to join the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, particularly in the following areas:

Electrical power / power electronics

Candidates will have a strong background in the field of power systems or power electronics including hardware applications. Candidates are sought with research expertise in (but not to be limited to) any of the following: low-carbon energy systems, distributed generation, electrical energy storage, HVDC, electrical machines and drives and electric vehicles.

Microelectronics, embedded electronics

Candidates will be expected to have a demonstrable ability to carry out research or development in one or more of the following areas: embedded programming languages  (compilers, C, assembler), embedded systems (low-energy computing, resource-constrained devices), parallel computing (multi-core, SIMD), FPGA and ASIC design.

Apply now

Apply now for roles in the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.

The closing date for Professor and Reader applications is 16  May 2021.

The closing date for Lecturer applications is 25 April 2021.

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About the School

Our highly sought after graduates are testament to our success, helping to provide industry with the skills and knowledge to give them the competitive edge required to succeed in the 21st century. We bring together outstanding facilities, superb teaching and strong links with industry to make sure our graduates are completely ready for their future career.

The vision for our research is to provide world-leading engineering solutions to today’s global challenges. Research grants, principally from the UK Research Councils and the EU, and extensive industrial collaborations generate more than £14million annual research funds and provides a portfolio at present in excess of £52million.

In addition to holding two prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for our research, we are currently home to a number of national centres, in Regenerative Medicine, Power Trains and Control, Intelligent Automation and the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), which has a world-leading reputation for research across a spectrum of renewable energy technologies. We are also host to EPSRC CDTs and partners in others.