Netherlands: 2 PhD Positions in Integrated Design & Control of Hybrid Ship Systems at Delft University of Technology
Within this project the main objectives are:
• to define a novel design and optimisation methodology for integrating hybrid propulsion and energy systems on board ships, and
• to define control strategies based on functional criteria for hybrid ship systems on several control layers.
The design and control criteria will include running cost of the ship asset, fuel consumption and influence on the environment in terms of emissions and radiated (underwater) noise.
In the project, the potential of the proposed approaches will be assessed in the specific and demanding maritime environment. This makes the research both innovative and highly applicable to actual issues in the maritime industry, the government and society.
The new researchers working on this project will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team of academic experts, as well as with leading industrial partners. This will allow the realisation of new, innovative, fundamental design and control contributions as well as the opportunity to demonstrate their practical relevance via state-of-the-art demonstrators.
• maritime technology, vessel design, functional system design, system integration,
• control, optimisation, dynamical systems, simulation, graph theory, power systems.
You have obtained an MSc or equivalent degree or expect to obtain one very soon related to these areas. Good spoken and written English is mandatory.
Conditions of employment
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.phd.tudelft.nl for more information.
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Rudy Negenborn, phone: +31 (0)15-2786718, e-mail: email@example.com. To apply, please e-mail an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a transcript of grades obtained during your MSc studies, and the names and contact information (telephone number and e-mail address) of two references by 31 January 2014 to Dr. Negenborn, application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME13-41.
Contract type: Temporary, 4 years
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering