|Placed On:||7th October 2021|
|Closes:||27th October 2021|
Faculty of Engineering
Term: Fixed term (36 months)
The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering of the University of Strathclyde has secured research funds from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) to conduct a major research flagship programme called “Ocean REFuel”. The Ocean-REFuel project brings together a multidisciplinary, world-leading team of researchers from 5 UK universities to consider, at a fundamental level, a whole-energy system to maximise ocean renewable energy (Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energy) potential for conversion to zero carbon fuels. The project has transformative ambition addressing a number of big questions concerning our Energy future:
Ocean-REFuel is a large project integrating upstream, transportation and storage to end use cases which will over an extended period of time address these questions in an innovative manner developing an understanding of the multiple criteria involved and their interactions.
We are looking for a Research Associate that will lead the research in work package 1, which focuses on the upstream processes in the offshore environment, from extracting the renewable energy source and converting it to electricity, to the conversion of electricity into Hydrogen, to its storage and transportation to shore. The main research questions that this WP aims to answer are:
The core of the methodology is based on the development of a Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis, and Optimisation (MDAO) framework for these innovative offshore platforms, not only including the main tecno-economic objectives and constraints considered when designing an offshore renewable energy device, but also considering the cross-cutting social and environmental aspects, fed by the other work packages’ results.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Maurizio Collu, Professor in Offshore Renewable Energy Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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