The Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at DTU Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a fully funded 3-year PhD position in “Optimal design and operation strategies for renewable-electrolysis-based green hydrogen hubs”. The project is supported by the Sino-Denmark Center for Research and Education (SDC), which is a partnership between all eight Danish universities, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The position will be started before the end of year 2021.
The center (https://www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk/) offers a very international, diverse, and friendly atmosphere, encouraging creativity, empathy and team working within the center and beyond. PhD students at CEE have a great opportunity to build strong networks with internationally known researchers at DTU and other universities as well as industrial partners. They will take several relevant courses (30 ECTS in total) aligned with their PhD project either in DTU or other universities. They are also welcome to contribute to supervision and teaching activities.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
The PhD research will focus on optimal design and operation strategies for green hydrogen hubs (GHBs) with varying capacity ranges, e.g. 1/10/100/1000MW, wherein renewable energy resources such as wind power are deployed together with water electrolysers to deliver green hydrogen and/or green electricity/fuels. The strategies developed aim at achieving optimal revenue-stacking for the GHBs, while taking into account various factors such as techno-economic uncertainties, different options for system configuration, byproduct valorization, operation flexibility and interdependence between investment planning and operational planning etc.
The successful candidate should:
- 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
- have a good knowledge of mathematical modeling and simulation of power/energy systems
- be familiar with optimization-assisted power/energy system planning and operation subjects
- have good skills of programming in Python or Matlab
- passionate for research and pushing the scientific frontier
- have excellent collaboration skills
- be fluent in English, spoken as well as written
In addition, the candidate must fulfil the following requirements,
- Stay 9 months at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Beijing, China during the PhD period.
- Non-Chinese citizenship – according to the partnership agreement between UCAS and the Danish Universities.
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee headed by Senior Researcher Shi You and Senior Researcher Henrik W. Bindner.
Approval and Enrolment
The enrolment of the PhD programme is subject to academic approval. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
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 terms of employment
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 may be obtained from Senior Researcher Shi You, tel.: +45 6139 6266, email@example.com.
You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk and Centre for Electric Power and Energy at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.
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Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 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)
- A 1-page research statement on the above research topic
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.