PhD scholarship in Active Distribution Networks

fredag 10 sep 21

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Frist 1. oktober 2021
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The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a fully funded 3-year PhD position in active distribution networks.

You will have a great opportunity to develop solutions that enable the transition of the distribution network to accommodate large numbers of heat pumps, electric vehicles, and power-to-x plants as part of the necessary electrification. You will be part of strong international team with a system approach to the future low carbon energy system. You will have the possibility to work with theory as well as using our world class experimental facilities.

You will be part of the large group of PhDs at CEE that are collaborating across projects and you will have the opportunity to build strong networks with national and international researchers from universities and industrial partners.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your will develop methods that will improve the decision-making processes of the DSOs for optimizing the operation of the distribution system in the transition for the future energy system with power-to-x and integration of district heating systems. You will investigate methods based on data-driven techniques and exploiting the diverse data available for enabling the utilization of potential flexibility to mitigate problems of electrification and large amounts of renewable energy generation. You will be integral part of a group with large experience in the field. In collaboration with the SYSLAB facilities, the position offers an opportunity for both theoretical and applied work, you will therefore evaluate the novel contributions in realistic settings. There could be additional opportunities to further evaluate the methods in real networks in collaboration with external partners.


You will have a solid background in:

  • Power system distribution systems design, operation and modeling
  • Data analysis, data-driven methods including application of artificial intelligence
  • Written and oral use of English
  • Excellent communication skills

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.  

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Researcher Henrik W. Bindner and Postdoc Theis B.H. Rasmussen.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.


Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Postdoc Theis B.H. Rasmussen or Senior Researcher Henrik W. Bindner

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at elektro.dtu.dk and CEE at cee.elektro.dtu.dk.    

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 October 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.