Professor (with special responsibilities) in Offshore Wind Energy

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Wind Energy

DTU Wind Energy at Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Professor (with special responsibilities) in Offshore Wind Energy with focus on hydrodynamic loads on support structures. 

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 member of the section for Fluid Mechanics and the cross-sectional research and innovation program on offshore wind energy. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The position covers teaching and research in Offshore Wind Energy with special focus on hydrodynamic loads and associated dynamics of the substructures. This includes 

  • Nonlinear wave loads and structural response for bottom fixed turbines
  • Modelling and testing of floating wind turbines subject to wind and wave loads
  • Development of numerical models at engineering design level and research level
  • Supervision of BSc and MSc students, PhD students and postdocs
  • Teaching of Offshore Wind Energy 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 international collaboration through collaborative projects
  • attract funding to the research in offshore wind energy
  • publish and coordinate dissemination at an international scientific level 

The professor is expected to participate in teaching at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. 

The successful candidate should document scientific excellence within Offshore Wind Energy – especially within the fields of loads and response of substructures. 

Additional requirements include: 

  • A high level of original scientific production at international level, with the potential to contribute to the departments further development of the scientific field
  • A solid track record of acquiring external funding
  • The ability to lead computational and experimental research within loads and response of offshore wind turbine substructures
  • 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 the head of the Fluid Mechanics Section, Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, +45 2091 1291. 

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

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