Openings at EI

Postdoc position in Plantenna project

Opening for: Postdoc

Status details

Announced:01 Oct 2022
Duration:2 years

The core of the Plantenna project is to develop autonomous IoT sensor nodes for agriculture applications. Nowadays, how to maximize the crop yield and reduce the waste of resources is of great importance. To enable this, various sensor nodes can be placed across the greenhouse and the field to monitor the growth of the crops and/or the environment itself. Such sensor nodes should have minimum form factor, low cost, accurate, and requires minimum maintenance, therefore, ideally environment powered. Getting sufficient energy from the environment then requires energy harvesters such as PV cells and highly efficient power converters. Such power converters must provide accurate MPPT, high conversion efficiency with a large power dynamic range, and a wide conversion ratio with minimum power consumption. Meanwhile, multi-input topologies will be preferred since they enable the use of multiple energy resources.


A strong background in power converter design, good general knowledge of analog/digital circuits.
Prior publications one or more high-level conferences such as ISSCC, VLSI, ESSCIRC, CICC, and JSSC are highly appreciated
Good presentation, writing, and communication skills.
Good team player, able to work in a collaborative environment with other Postdoc, Ph.D., and MSc students.


Application procedure

  1. Send your CV together with a motivation letter (max. 1 page) to
  2. A preliminary non-technical interview will be arranged if the candidate fulfills the requirements
  3. A technical interview will be arranged where the candidate will make a 20 min. presentation about his/her recent work
  4. Finalization and confirmation



dr. (EI group) Qinwen Fan

Assistant Professor

Electronic Instrumentation Group

Department of Microelectronics