Current vacancies are listed below.
Interested candidates please send your applications to my email:
Email: sijun.du (at) tudelft.nl
Please include following information & documents in your application email:
CV: Your detailed CV (no page limit)
Transcripts: A detailed list of university courses with grades
Motivation letter on why you want to join the group (1 page max)
References: Names and contact information of at least two references, who are acquainted with your previous academic and/or research/professional activity
MSc degree: you should have earned an MSc degree at a recognized institute for higher education.
For example: Chinese applicants should hold an MSc degree from a 985-project university.
Background: you should have a background that fits the requirements of the project.
For example: students with background on electrical & electronic engineering and computer sciences are welcome. Students with other backgrounds who can demonstrate a strong track record with high learning ability are also very welcome.
Excellence: your Grade-Point-Average should be above 8 (10). Also your MSc thesis should have received a grade above 8 (10).
English: you should be able to communicate well in English (written and oral). Provide TOEFL/IELTS scores if available.
Originality: your MSc thesis or later work (publications) should reflect some original ideas. Critical and independent thinking is very important.
Team player: you should be able to work well in a team of other project members.
Vacancy #1: Ph.D. position on Power Management Circuits and Systems
Valid until April 30, 2021 or until filled
Autonomous sensors and wearable electronic devices are wireless measurement and communication systems employed in various applications from healthcare, environmental monitoring to IoT networks. Most of current devices fully rely on batteries to sustain their operations. However, conventional batteries need to be periodically replaced or charged, which can be highly unpractical or even unfeasible in some specific cases. In order to make these devices fully autonomous, they need to be self-powered by harvesting ambient energy with energy harvesting techniques. In the past decade, energy harvesting has drawn significant research interests in both industry and academia along with the exponentially growing markets of IoT sensors, wearable electronic devices and biomedical devices.
In this project, we are going to design exciting ultralow-power and fully integrated energy harvesting circuits and systems to harvest ambient energy from a variety of energy sources, such as kinetic, solar, thermal and RF energy. The focus will be on designing power management integrated circuits and systems in CMOS technology, as well as the integrations of CMOS, MEMS and VLSI technologies. The goal is to achieve high energy efficiency with fully integrated designs. The energy harvesting systems will be employed to fully or partially power wireless sensors, wearable electronics and biomedical devices in the real world. There will also be synergy with various existing projects in the Department of Microelectronics.
If you want to apply for this position, please send your CV and a 1-page motivation letter to my email. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.
Vacancy #2: Ph.D. positions funded by CSC scholarships
Prospective students interested in the CSC scholarships are welcome to contact me early.
Successful candidate(s) will work with me on the research proposal and other application documents together.
The CSC application deadline is usually March 31 for each year.
Research project: Please consult with me on the research project for your Ph.D.
For TU Delft internal students only.
I currently have multiple MSc projects for TU Delft MSc students. The topics are:
Piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting circuits and systems.
Ultrasonic wireless power transfer and ultra-low-power communication using piezoelectric transducers for biomedical implants.
Highly-efficient, multi-directional wireless power transfer (WPT) circuits and systems using electromagnetic coils.
High-efficiency, highly configurable, high input/output voltage range DC-DC converters.
Design and integration of multiple energy harvesting systems for Internet of Things (IoT) autonomous sensors.
Marie Curie Individual Fellowship
Ph.D. degree from a recognized university.
Strong publication record.
Application deadline: September of each year
Strongly recommend contact me early, because we'll need to work on the application together.
Fellowship official link: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en
Research project: Please consult with me on the research project related to your and my research interests.
Visiting & Exchange Opportunities
Interested scholars and students please contact me directly for more information.