Our energy system is undergoing drastic changes in an aim towards decarbonization. On the generation side, we face rapidly increasing shares of intermittent renewable energy sources (RES) like wind and solar photovoltaics. On the demand side, increased levels of electrification offer a means to increase efficiency and moving away from fossil sources. In a liberalized setting, markets need to provide incentives both on the short-term for efficient operation and on the long-term for proper investment.
Energy system models are often used to gain insight in these challenges (technical, economic, policy) and explore possible options/designs/pathways.
We currently have several projects/PhD scholarship positions pending. If you are interested/motivated for starting a PhD in this domain, we encourage to you to notify us/apply via the procedure explained below.
- A doctoral scholarship for four years (net monthly salary of about ~€2,500) and a PhD degree in Engineering, if successful
- A highly specialized doctoral training, making the candidate expert in energy systems modeling
- The opportunity to participate in research collaborations and international conferences
- Multiple benefits (health insurance, access to university infrastructure and sports facilities, etc.)