Senior Researcher in Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Electrical Engineering

Center for Electric Power and Energy at DTU Electrical Engineering seeks highly talented applicants for a position as senior researcher within advanced control in relation to renewable energy integration, smart buildings and seamless integration with other energy domains. 

Our center has received increased recognition internationally for its contribution to both methodological and application related aspects of modern power system engineering. A key area of focus is on integration of high shares of intermittent renewable power production through the design of appropriate mechanisms on the production and consumption side as well as electrical storage systems for securing an efficient and reliable power system operation. 

Our new colleague will be employed in the group Energy Resource, Services and Control which is currently involved in a number of cutting-edge research projects on grid integration of electric transportation as well as seamless integration of the power system with other domains (gas, heat, water, waste water, transportation). The group has leading expertise in renewable energy technologies, energy conversion and smart components including smart homes and buildings. 

The successful candidate is expected to expand and develop his/her own profile within the area of electric power engineering and integrated energy systems. The position is available from July 2017. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will take active part in developing, carrying out research and  contribute to our teaching activities at the BSc and/or MSc levels within subjects covering from classical electric power engineering to theory and practice within new smart grid technologies monitoring and control. 

Furthermore we expect the successful candidate to supervise PhD students. 

The senior researcher will contribute to collaboration at the department level, to external collaboration with industrial partners and will take part in managing research and innovation activities. He/she is expected to cooperate with colleagues within the center and within other departments of DTU, e.g. at DTU Civil Engineering, DTU Mechanical Engineering and DTU Management Engineering as well as with researchers from other universities. 

We offer access to cutting-edge experimental facilities, PowerLabDK, including a full-scale experimental control center, distributed field testing laboratory SYSLAB, high-performance computational facilities and one of the world’s largest power system real-time digital simulators.  

Application procedure
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Application deadline: 2 June 2017 

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at DTU in electrical and biomedical engineering. It is our goal to ensure research and engineering training at the highest international level. The department is organized into 8 sections each covering important areas of electrical and biomedical engineering. Moreover, to ensure easier contact for stakeholders, activities within cross disciplinary areas cutting across more sections are in special cases organized into centers. Including PhD students we have a total of 280 staff members at the department. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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