Phd-student in Electric power engineering – planning of micro grids with several hundred customers, ref nr 1976-2018Skelleftea

Ref 1976-2018

The Electric Power Engineering Group in Skellefteå, Sweden, is a very successful group at Luleå University of Technology led by Professor Math Bollen.The present research areas for the group are: power quality in low, medium and high voltage networks; integration of renewable electricity generation; smart grids and electricity markets; railway traction and electrified roads. The group has a good national and international reputation for its leading research.

The group currently consists of the chaired professor, two additional professors, two other senior researchers, two research engineers, and 15 PhD students.

Read more about the research group at: Elkraftteknik vid Luleå tekniska universitet

Subject description
Electric power engineering covers the study of the system for production, transport and consumption of electrical energy. This includes the interaction between the power grid electricity production and electricity consumption.

Project description
We are recruiting a PhD student for a project regarding the planning of a microgrid with up to a few thousand customers. The project is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and Swedish electric power industry.

The project aims to study and plan the power system in a smaller community with 100% renewable electricity production. The main purpose of the project is to use a combination of solutions to minimize the use of non-renewable energy sources while maintaining acceptable quality of supply (availability and power quality from a local perspective). Within the work, methods shall be developed for dimensioning and planning of a microgrid with between ten and a few thousand customers. Transferring theoretical knowledge to practical applications in real-time grids is an important part of the project. This will largely be done by applying theoretical models to the power system in an existing smaller community.

The project will be conducted by a PhD student, together with supervisors and technical support personnel.

The doctoral program will result in a PhD degree after the equivalent of four years of graduate studies full time. Departmental duties of up to 20% of full-time (usually in the form of teaching and administrative work) will be included in the duties in addition to the graduate program.

Read more at: General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

You are qualified to apply for this position if you have taken a an MSc or equivalent technical degree with specialization appropriate for research in electrical power engineering such as electrical engineering, electronics, energy, engineering physics or similar areas. Alternatively, an individual fulfills the general eligibility requirements for the third-cycle educational program when he or she 1) has completed a second-cycle degree, 2) has completed higher education courses worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 are for second-cycle courses, or 3) in some other manner, in this country or abroad, has acquired the equivalent qualifications courses in electrical engineering. Advanced knowledge of written and spoken English is required. Previous experience in research, development or research-oriented education in a subject relevant to the tasks is considered a merit. In addition, ability to contribute to the education done by the group (in Swedish) is regarded meriting.

Location: Skellefteå, Sweden

For further information, please contact: Professor Math Bollen,

Union representatives:
SACO-S Christer Gardelli, 0920-49 18 09
OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values ​​are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Final day to apply: 2018 07 02

Reference number: 1976-2018

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Post expires on Monday July 2nd, 2018