Design, analyze and testing packaging aspect of power electronics systems, i.e., power modules, inductors, & capacitors for the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) & battery electric vehicle (BEV) applications. Tasks include but not limit to: evaluating current state-of-the-art technologies in power electronics packaging area and developing new concept for the future application; building and testing prototypes to verify & quantify the new packaging concept for cost, thermal, mechanical, electrical, reliability and manufacturability benefit; performing materials characterization and failure mode analysis for power electronics; designing & carrying out reliability testing, e.g., thermal cycle, power cycle, vibration & mechanical fatigue of above components; supporting the design and development of HEV E-Drive system; design and mitigate electrical stray parameters; establish and validate cost models for the new concepts.
Ph.D in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Material Engineering, with power electronics packaging background
5+years’ working or advanced research experience in various packaging techniques, tools and procedures for designing, manufacturing, developing and testing power electronics in thermal, mechanical, and electrical aspects
5+years’ experience in research, concepts development and project management of novel power electronics packaging technologies, building and testing prototypes and demonstration vehicles and expertise in designing & running reliability testing, e.g., thermal cycle, power cycle, vibration and mechanical fatigue and performing failure analysis of packaging reliability issues
Hands-on experience on materials characterization techniques, tools and processes, e.g., SEM, TEM XPS, EDS, XRD and Micro/Nano-indentation
Knowledge and/or experience in power devices, including silicon and wide-band-gap ones, e.g., IGBTs, MOSFETs, diodes
Experience in manufacturing process of transfer molding, soldering, wire bonding & sintering, 3-D printing knowledge & experience is a plus.
Excellent teamwork and communication skills and be able to interface with clients and engineering teams to gather and translate requirements into technical specifications
Experience with circuit & FEA simulation and design tools
Strong in experimental design (DOE), failure mode effect analysis (FMEA), & statistical data analysis
Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks
Knowledge of power electronics systems is a plus
HEV & BEV experience is a plus
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