Professor in Aero-servo-elasticity and Dynamics of Wind Turbines

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Wind Energy

DTU Wind Energy at Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Professor in aero-servo-elasticity and dynamics of wind turbines. 

DTU Wind Energy is a department with the overall mission of contributing to research, development, and education within the following programme areas: siting and integration, wind turbine technology, and offshore wind energy. DTU Wind Energy develops and creates value from the natural and technical sciences with a focus on wind energy for the benefit of society. The department is an internationally leading center in wind energy and cooperates with industry and institutions worldwide. 

The professor will be an important part of the section for Loads and Control and the cross-sectional research and innovation programme on offshore wind energy. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The position covers teaching and research in Aero-servo-elasticity and dynamics of wind turbines. This includes 

  • Linear and nonlinear dynamics of rotary wind turbine concepts
  • Mathematical modelling of aero-servo-elastic systems in wind turbines
  • Method development of aeroelastic stability and control analysis of wind turbines
  • Aero-servo-elastic design, analysis and assessment of wind turbines
  • Supervision of BSc and MSc students, PhD students and postdocs
  • Teaching of aeroelasticity and dynamics of wind turbines at the departments MSc programmes 

The candidate is further expected to 

  • strengthen the collaboration between the departments sections and with other departments at DTU
  • extend the collaboration with national and international research institutes and industries on wind turbine technologies
  • attract funding to the research in wind energy
  • publish and coordinate dissemination at an international scientific level
  • collaborate with national and international research institutes and industries on wind turbine technologies 

The research field shares scientific methodologies with other departments at DTU. Thus, the Professor should sustain and develop collaboration in research, education and innovation with e.g. the departments of mechanical engineering and computer science. 

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead position in teaching at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. 

Candidates should have a well-documented international recognition within their research field. Emphasis will be on the ability to combine a high research level with promotion of external cooperation and exploitation of the research results. A national and international network within the research community, including industrial partners, is important. 

Additional requirements include: 

  • A high level of original scientific production at international level, with demonstrated ability to to contribute to further development of the scientific field
  • A solid track record of acquiring external funding
  • The ability to lead computational and experimental research within one or more of the above mentioned research themes
  • Significant and well-documented teaching skills at all levels on the University’s study programmes. Experience in developing new courses.
  • Well-developed supervision skills for students, PhD students and post docs
  • Research management, including handling management tasks in national or international projects, research programmes, congresses, etc. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Peter Hauge Madsen, +45 4677 5001 or Flemming Rasmussen, 

You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on 

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 27 October 2017

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