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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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Funding:

  • 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” (nkar@uwindsor.ca).

Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Researcher – Deep Learning, Simulation Technologies and Digital Twins

 
Job Number: 2024-MAG-01
Position: Full-Time Postdoctoral Researcher
Group: Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE) Lab
Location: University of Windsor, Windsor, ON Canada
Start Date: Immediate Hire
 
Position Summary:
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral researcher to join our dynamic team at CHARGE Lab, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The successful candidate will be involved in cutting-edge research with our industry partner, Magna International Inc., focusing on deep learning, simulation technologies, and the development of high-fidelity digital twins for electric mobility technologies.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement advanced deep learning models using frameworks such as PyTorch.
  • Conduct research in high fidelity physics-based system simulations.
  • Innovate in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE).
  • Create and optimize high-fidelity/low-latency digital twins for various applications.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to design and execute research projects.
  • Publish research findings in patents, top-tier journals and conferences.
  • Update industry personnel at Magna on technical progress on a weekly basis.
  • Work independently, to set and schedule priorities, to anticipate and meet deadlines, and to perform and cope well with multiple responsibilities, tasks, and priorities.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with industry partner, research team members, university staff and administrators, participants and others.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven expertise in deep learning and familiarity with deep learning frameworks, with a preference for PyTorch.
  • Experience in high fidelity physics-based system simulations.
  • Strong background in FEA/CAE.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and publish findings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in creating and managing digital twins.
  • Record of publications in high-impact journals and conferences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at the CHARGE Lab and Industry Partner
  • Opportunity to work in a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment.
  • Support for professional development and research networking.

Application Process:

Apply to Dr. Narayan Kar (chargelabs_at_uwindsor.ca) via email with the subject “2024-MAG-01 – Application – Your Name”. The full application will include a single PDF file with:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (include all publications)
  • Two sample publications

The University sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. We respect the longstanding relationships with First Nations people in this place in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits – les détroits – of Detroit. Please refer to our Indigenous Initiatives website for additional information about supports, services and resources for the campus community.

In pursuit of the University of Windsor’s employment policies as well as the University’s equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization commitments, members from designated groups (Women, Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and those that identify as 2SLGBTQIA+) are encouraged to apply and may self-identify if they choose to do so. Please refer to the Office of the Vice-President, People, Equity and Inclusion website for information about the University’s Anti-Racism Organizational Change supports, activities and initiatives.

If you require accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Talent and Recruitment team by email at chargelabs_at_uwindsor.ca.

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.

Details:

  • Paid internship opportunity
  • Duration: 1 or 2 semesters 
  • 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 (Ivonab@uwindsor.ca) and Dr. Narayan Kar (nkar@uwindsor.ca) 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 (Ivonab@uwindsor.ca)

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.