Research Fellow - Control Engineering & Automation

City, University of London - School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

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Opportunity for a researcher with strong Control Theory and Design background to undertake the development of supervisory control and optimization methodology for the management of District Heating and Cooling for the EU InDeal project. This is a 24 month, 0.75 FTE post for a Research Fellow with EU project experience. You will be based in the Systems and Control Research Centre in the School of Mathematics Computer Science and Engineering, City, University of London and will work closely with Professors Nicos Karcanias. You will have a key role in the development of control solutions and their implementation to industrial case studies.


The Research Fellow will be responsible for developing the modelling and supervisory control methodologies for the development of supervisory control and optimization methodology and respective algorithms for the management of District Heating and Cooling, assist the project manager in the day to day running of the project and contribute to the implementation of control solutions to the industrial case studies.

Person Specification

The post holder should have a good first degree in Electrical Engineering with Control Engineering and PhD in Control Theory and Design, must demonstrate research experience with participation in EU projects and publications record in the area of Control Theory and Design. The candidate must demonstrate experience in computational, and theoretical research in the field of the project and demonstrate experience with EC funded research projects involving automation. Industrial experience, good IT skills and high-level interpersonal skills are highly desirable.

Additional Information

In return, we offer a comprehensive package of in-house staff training and development, and benefits that include a defined benefit pension scheme.

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