PhD in Smart Energy Systems
The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management contributes to sustainable solutions for technical challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences.
Today’s energy grid is no longer the sole concern of energy companies. The world is changing: an increasing number of physically distributed renewable energy sources such as wind/solar/micro-grid are being connected. Distributed energy resource management is becoming a must. The Smart Grid is emerging. The interdisciplinary RobuSmart (Increasing Robustness of Smart Grids through Distributed Energy Generation: a Complex Network Approach) project, financed by NWO, focuses on increasing the robustness of the Grid. Self-management based on knowledge of the state of the physical network, demand and availability is the goal. Cascading effects as a result of failure will no longer be possible: the system will take care of itself. Network theory and distributed autonomous systems are key to the approach envisioned.
Candidates should have an outstanding track record and an MSc degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Electrical Engineering as well as an interest in distributed algorithms and smart energy.
Conditions of employment
TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home, and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the ‘IKA’). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Information and application
For more information about this position or to apply, please contact Prof. F.M.T. Brazier, phone: +31 (0)15-2787529, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 15 June 2011 to Mirjam Koning, email@example.com. When applying for this position, make sure to mention vacancy number ATTBM11-04.
Application Deadline : 15 June 2011
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