Ph.D student position in wave power – hydro-mechanical modeling and optimization of wave energy converter
Sort on published: 2019-02-06
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The position is in the subject Engineering Science with specialization in the Science of Electricity, at the Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Electricity.
The Department of Engineering Sciences is one of the largest institutions at Uppsala University and conducts research within a number of different technical subjects. The department has approximately 360 employees and has its activities at the Ångström Laboratory and Campus Gotland.
The division for Electricity represents Sweden’s leading research group in renewable electric energy conversion, and one of the leading groups in Ocean Energy in the world. Within the division, research activities are ongoing in several key areas of renewable energy, such as wind, wave, tidal and hydro power. The current global situation with fossil fuels as the main source of energy is unsustainable and the reason why new technologies need to be developed.
The division for Electricity has successfully deployed and operated twelve Wave energy Converters (WECs) and two marine substations with an accumulated time of operation of close to three years at the Lysekil wave energy research test site, for more information see www.teknik.uu.se/electricity. Furthermore, the WEC system developed by the division is now moving towards commercialization via the spin-off company Seabased AB who are deploying wave power farms in Sweden and abroad.
Project description: The Ph.D. project will focus on modeling and optimization of the wave energy converter. The goal of the project is to study the coupling of hydro and mechanical modeling in terms of optimizing the wave energy converter. The project involves both theoretical and experimental work. Uppsala University closely collaborates with Seabased AB that provides a good opportunity for industrial application of scientific findings. The ability for international collaboration in this project is needed. We also offer a varying and exciting work that is designed by the Ph.D. candidates together with the research team.
Duties: The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). The Ph.D. position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).
Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
Requirements: We are seeking candidates with MSc in engineering or science. A strong motivation and ability to work independently is desirable, and good verbal and written skills in English are required. Knowledge and experience in SolidWorks, FEM and CFD methods, as well as experience in experimental work, are strongly considered merits.
Application: Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: as soon as possible.
Type of position: Full time position, four years.
For further information about the position please contact associate professor Andrej Savin, 018-471 5718, e-post firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 4 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/431.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/431
Last application date: 2019-03-04