Current Open Positions

Lead Engineer Wireless Charging

The ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Utah State University (USU) has an immediate opening for a full time Lead Engineer to lead our pre-pilot and pilot demonstration activities in static and dynamic wireless charging and smart charge management for electric vehicles. The successful candidate will lead a small strategic team of in-house engineers (electrical, mechanical, civil, and computer engineering/science) to support demonstration and deployment of the first electric roads in the US over the next 3 to 5 years.

This tech transfer engineering team will have the backing of more than 100 faculty and student researchers from across the ASPIRE Research Center and will work closely with industry partners such as ElectReon, IPT Technology | Wireless power drives mobility, WAVE, MAGMENT Dynamic Wireless Charging, and WiTricity to evaluate university and industry technologies through pre-pilots at ASPIRE's Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) facility at USU (and facilities at ASPIRE campuses such as Purdue University College of Engineering and Engineering at the University of Auckland) and to support industry partners in deploying the technologies in public roads through pilots. The ASPIRE Research Center has received commitments for more than $30 million in state and roadway owner funding for electric road pilots in Utah, Florida, and Indiana, with additional funding expected through federal infrastructure funds and additional pilots.

Please go to Lead Engineer Wireless Charging  for more details and application.

Research Engineer Principal

The ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Utah State University (USU) has an immediate opening for a Research Engineer Principal with mechanical engineering experience. The position will provide engineering support to a wide range of research and development projects with government and industry sponsors and academic partners. Topic areas include high power electric vehicle charging systems, electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle, bus and truck development, wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, battery management systems, grid-tied power converters, grid integration of renewable energy and energy storage, micro-grid management, cybersecurity for EV charging and micro-grid systems, and embedded and cloud software development and deployment associated with the above systems.

Please go to Reseach Engineer Principal for more details and application.

Research Engineer I, II, III (Power Electronics)

The ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Utah State University (USU) has an immediate opening for a Research Engineer with power electronics experience. The position will provide engineering support to a wide range of research and development projects with government and industry sponsors and academic partners. Topic areas include high power electric vehicle charging systems, electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle, bus and truck development, wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, battery management systems, grid-tied power converters, grid integration of renewable energy and energy storage, micro-grid management, cybersecurity for EV charging and micro-grid systems, and embedded and cloud software development and deployment associated with the above systems.

Please go to Reseach Engineer I, II, III (Power Electronics) for more details and application.

Research Engineer I, II, or III (Computer Science/Software)

The ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Utah State University (USU) has an immediate opening for a Research Engineer with computer science or software engineering expertise. The position will provide engineering support to a wide range of research and development projects with government and industry sponsors and academic partners. Topic areas include: high power electric vehicle charging systems, electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle, bus and truck development, battery management systems, grid-tied power converters, grid integration of renewable energy and energy storage, micro-grid management, machine learning, cybersecurity for EV charging and micro-grid systems, network development and API coding, and embedded and cloud software development and deployment associated with the above systems.

Please go to Reseach Engineer I, II, III (Computer Science) for more details and application.


Research Engineer I, II, or III (Systems Modeling)

The ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Utah State University (USU) has an immediate opening for a Research Engineer with systems modeling experience. The position will provide engineering support to a wide range of research and development projects with government and industry sponsors and academic partners. Topic areas include high power electric vehicle charging systems, electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle, bus and truck development, wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, battery management systems, grid-tied power converters, grid integration of renewable energy and energy storage, micro-grid management, cybersecurity for EV charging and micro-grid systems, and embedded and cloud software development and deployment associated with the above systems.

Please go to Reseach Engineer I, II, III (System Modeling) for more details and application.


Research Engineer I, II, or III (Mechanical Engineering)

The ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Utah State University (USU) has an immediate opening for a Research Engineer with mechanical engineering experience. The position will provide engineering support to a wide range of research and development projects with government and industry sponsors and academic partners. Topic areas include high power electric vehicle charging systems, electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle, bus and truck development, wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, battery management systems, grid-tied power converters, grid integration of renewable energy and energy storage, micro-grid management, cybersecurity for EV charging and micro-grid systems, and embedded and cloud software development and deployment associated with the above systems.

Please go to Reseach Engineer I, II, III (Mechanical Engineering) for more details and application.

Ph.D. Students

USU Power Electronic Lab (UPEL) at Utah State University is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students. Both research and teaching assistant positions are available. An earned master’s degree is preferred.

The prospective student will have chance to work on a variety of research topics include high-performance power converters, dynamic wireless power transfer for electric vehicles, ultra-high efficiency electric drivetrains, energy storage management systems, integration of distributed resources for electrified roadways and micro-grids.

The Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Research and UPEL facilities include a recently completed quarter mile electrified test track designed uniquely for wireless power research, high bay research facility with vehicle lift and dyno, motor-generator set, 400A DC and AC power bus distribution, modular battery pack rated at 54 kWh/240 kW, and programmable 100 kW AC and DC power equipment.

The group has more than $10M ongoing funding from federal agents and industry. The group has close relationship with more than 20 industry partners through SELECT center and has lots of opportunities for internship. This summer four of our Ph.D. candidates had internships at GE Research Lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tesla and Texas Instruments. The graduated Ph.D. students got offers from Ford, TI, Apple, John Deere and United Technologies Research Center.

If you are interested in the research areas, please send your resume to JoinUPEL@usu.edu