Chair of Components of Intelligent Energy Networks

  • Technische Universitat Dresden (tu Dresden)
  • Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
  • Jul 11, 2022
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Institute of Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering invites applications for the

Chair (W2) of Components of Intelligent Energy Networks

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The global structural change in the energy supply requires the intelligent networking of different energy sources, the digital and primary technical coupling of smart, decentralized, cellular units and the long-distance transport of large amounts of energy in dynamically acting systems. This requires new types of components for the highest dielectric, thermal, mechanical-dynamic and connection-related stresses as well as their energetic and digital networking to form intelligent stationary and mobile systems.

You (m/f/x) will represent the field in research and teaching within the degree programs electrical engineering, mechatronics, regenerative energy systems, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and teaching in close cooperation with all three faculties of the School of Engineering Sciences. The research and teaching of the field should be considered holistically in the following energy systems in the sense of a cross-sectional topic: heterogeneous power plants, hybrid decentralized energy generation and distribution network structures, hybrid electro-thermodynamic machines and turbines as well as for alternative environmentally friendly energy sources (hydrogen, renewable energy sources, etc.). In addition, synergies in the logistical networking of electrical machines and drives with energy storage systems as well as in building energy technology systems, in storage concepts for sustainable mobility and robotics, new environmentally friendly materials for electrical machines and drives for increasing efficiency and performance as well as for efficient miniaturization are to be sought and included. Furthermore, the professorship will be active in the field of "resilient" networkable components as well as transformers and "heterogeneous" energy network concepts, new environmentally friendly materials, novel polymers for insulators and insulating materials for high-performance cables. The reference to digitization is also to be established here. Voltage stability for stable grid operation is equally relevant for the transmission networks at the extra-high voltage level and for the distribution networks at the medium-voltage and low-voltage levels as a result of the increase in share of renewable energies. We wish to strengthen the research priority areas Energy, Mobility and Environment by networking the research activities within the university and expect the acquisition of third-party funds as well as your participation in academic self-administration.

You will have the opportunity to engage in the following fields:

  • Equipment and devices for the energy systems of the future,
  • Modern insulation systems with solid, liquid or gaseous insulating materials,
  • Novel materials for insulation,
  • Monitoring and diagnostics for smart network components,
  • Sensors for intelligent energy networks, partial discharge measurement,
  • Remaining lifetime analysis and reliability of components in highly loaded, intelligent energy networks and
  • Smart agents for smart networks.

We are looking for as a scientific expert in the fields of high-voltage and high-current technology. You are expected to prove a successful scientific activity in one of the current fields of the appointment area, excellent research achievements with a high potential of development, experience in teaching the subject of electrical engineering, outstanding didactic skills as well as accomplishments in securing research grants from third parties. 

We wish for a vibrant, committed, conscientious researcher who inspires our students in teaching by demonstrating great motivational and didactic abilities. Through relevant research experience, you will shape the contemporary and future profile of our faculty. The willingness to cooperate with the professors of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in particular in the field of electrical power engineering, is a prerequisite. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

Proficiency in German is not a prerequisite for appointment. However, we expect the successful candidate to acquire sufficient language skills in German to conduct teaching and administrative tasks within two years of appointment. 

For further questions, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Bock, email: or the head of the appointment committee, apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Zerna, Tel. +49 351 463-33274; Email:

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Accordingly, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ms. Lena Elspaß, Phone +49 351 463-40517…) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, Phone +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application, including a CV in tabular form, a description of your scientific career, a list of your scientific publications, and a list of courses taught, results of evaluations (preferably of the last three years) as well as a certified copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree in hard copy to TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Bock, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany and in electronic form via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to by October 6, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

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