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Future Students

CHARGE Lab invites outstanding and highly motivated students to apply for PhD or MASc positions in the following research areas: (i) Design optimization, modeling, control and testing of electric machines for transportation electrification application; (ii) Artificial Intelligence based condition monitoring, fault tolerant control and fault diagnosis of electric traction machines and drives.


  • Candidates should hold a B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in electrical, mechanical, or computer science from a reputable institution
  • Industry experience will be an asset
  • Prior research experience and exceptional record of publications in IEEE conferences and journals or other reputable journals is an asset
  • Candidates should be capable of working independently and in team
  • Students will be required to collaborate with industry partner(s)
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on experience with experimental studies of motor drives systems and familiarity with software tools such as Matlab/Simulink, PLECS, Ansys, JMAG, MotorCAD, dSpace


  • Candidates will be provided a base research stipend and will also be encouraged to apply for additional merit-based University and external scholarships.   
  • In addition, candidates will be eligible to receive Graduate Teaching assistantships from the Faculty of Engineering.

Interested applicants are encouraged to email a single PDF file containing: i) Cover letter describing previous research experience and future career goals; ii) CV; iii) B.Sc. and M.Sc.  transcripts; and iv) English language proficiency test results to the Director of CHARGE Lab “Dr. Narayan C. Kar” (

Research Internships

Electric Vehicle Component Testing Technology Internship

CHARGE Lab at the University of Windsor is an internationally recognized R&D, component, and system design and test center that fosters cross-disciplinary research collaboration among materials, mechanical, electrical, and software engineers. It is competitive with other leading North American automotive labs in design, development, and testing of electric powertrain components. We are currently seeking passionate and talented individuals to join our team as Electric Vehicle Component Testing Technology Interns for the Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 semester.

Internship Description:

As an Electric Vehicle Component Testing Technology Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain both theoretical and hands-on experience in various areas of the organization, contributing to the development and testing of innovative electric vehicle technologies. This internship program offers a challenging and rewarding experience where you will work closely with experienced industry professionals and contribute to real-world projects that shape the future of electric transportation.


  • Paid internship opportunity
  • Duration: 1 or 2 semesters (Fall 2023 / Winter 2024)
  • Location: GTA (Greater Toronto Area)

Areas of Opportunity:

  • Electrical/ Controls Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Software Design
  • Application Engineering
  • Electronics Design

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science at the University of Windsor
    • Priority will be given to undergraduate students willing to pursue graduate studies with CHARGE Lab
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 80%.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Passionate about electric vehicles and sustainable transportation.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.

Application Process:

To apply for this internship, please submit the following documents:

  • Updated resume highlighting relevant coursework, skills, and experiences.
  • A brief cover letter expressing your interest in electric vehicle technology research and this internship opportunity.
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted).
  • Any relevant project portfolios or additional supporting documents.

Please email your application to Ivona Bilbilovska ( and Dr. Narayan Kar ( with the subject line “Electric Vehicle Component Testing Technology Internship Application.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation and interviews.

The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University’s Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the CHARGE Lab Coordinator – Ivona Bilbilovska (

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the future of transportation and contribute to the advancement of electrification! Apply now and take the first step towards a rewarding career in the automotive industry.