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GRA Vacancy on Thin Film Solar Technology Development: Power Management IC Project


University / Institute Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Research Center/Lab (optional) Institute of Sustainable Energy
Project Title Thin Film Solar Technology Development: Power Management IC
Start Date Sep 01, 2017
Funding Agency Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
Contact Name / Email(s) Ahmad Wafi Bin Mahmood Zuhdi /
Contact Phone(s) 012-9205923
Nationality Requirements on Candidate(s) Open to all nationalities
Description A fully-funded PostDoc/Ph.D/Master research is now available through the recent grant awarded to the Universiti Tenaga Nasional. We propose to perform cutting edge research in thin film solar photovoltaic development. This exciting multi-disciplinary approach is poised for rapid implementation in integrated form, helping to enhance Malaysia’s position at the forefront of Solar technology advancement.

Project Description:
We are looking for highly motivated researchers (PostDoc/Ph.D/Master) who are interested in performing innovative research in power management Integrated circuits (ICs) for solar photovoltaic application, with a particular focus on solar charge controller design with Maximum Point Power Tracker (MPPT) algorithm. Candidate research areas and responsibility includes:
• IC design and back-end processing
• IC characterization
• Modules and System Development
• Team leader assignment & cross-functional responsibilities
• Market development work
• Operational set-up and executions

• Bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering or related field with a minimum 3.0 CGPA, or
• MSc degree in engineering or related field
• Any experience in mixed-signal VLSI design, PCB Design and Software Development will be an advantage
• Proactive and able to carry our research independently
• Good command of written and spoken English
• Priority will be given to Malaysian citizen (non-Malaysian are welcomed to apply)
• To register as Ph.D or Master Student in UNITEN.
• Start date: 1 September 2017

Interested applicants should contact the undersigned at the earliest:

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Bin Ahmad (
Dr. Ahmad Wafi Bin Mahmood Zuhdi (

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