Energy systems have evolved over decades from individual energy devices and small sub-systems into a complex set of systems, both physical (e.g. electricity grids, gas networks, etc.), institutional (e.g. regulatory and economic) and at all scales (e.g. from individual buildings to continental scale). These systems are increasingly integrated physically (e.g. combined heat and power and electric vehicles), institutionally (e.g. gas/electricity markets) and across scales (e.g. demand side management in power grids). Energy Systems Integration (ESI) is focussed on the interfaces between these systems where there are new challenges and opportunities requiring research, demonstration and deployment to reap the commercial and societal benefits.
The UCD Energy Institute has recently started an Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) which is an €11m capacity building project co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland, industry and philanthropic donation. As part of this programme the Energy Institute is now seeking candidates for multiple Post-Doctoral level research opportunities. The openings span across a wide range of topics, such as Electrical, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Consumer Behaviour and Technology Adoption.
ESIPP is led by University College Dublin and partners with Dublin City University (DCU), Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The research work will be carried out with strong collaborative links to major energy industry players, such as AIB, EirGrid, Ervia, ESB, Glen Dimplex and seventeen other official industry collaborators.
Additional positions are scheduled to be advertised by the end of 2017Application and Conditions details for PhDs
The positions will be fully funded, and are available immediately. To apply please email the supervisor listed below. Please include a CV (max 2 pages), including contactable referees and copy of transcript, and a covering letter in your application.
The PhD funded duration is up to four years, with a student stipend (tax free) of €18,500 per annum. Additionally, standard tuition fees, project related materials and travel will be provided, as agreed with PhD supervisor.
|TCD||Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering||Garret O’Donnell||Modelling Risk in Energy Systems Integration in Industry.||email@example.com||Advertisement open 2017|
|UCD||Business||Geertje Schuitema||Improving energy efficiency through financial and social firstname.lastname@example.org||Advertisement open 2017|
|UCD||School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering||Prof Eoin Casey||Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme: Wastewater email@example.com||APPLY Closing Date: 5 pm, 22nd May 2017. Ref: 009189|
|UCD / ESRI||Economics / Engineering||Donal Finn and Valentin Bertsch||Harnessing demand-side flexibilities from the heating sector for improved generation and transmission firstname.lastname@example.org||APPLY Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 9th June|
|UCD||Electrical Engineering||Federico Milano||Modelling and (co)simulation of the interactions of electrical and communication systems||Federico.email@example.com||Contact Federico Milano for more information|
|UCD / ESRI||Economics / Engineering||Eoin Casey and Muireann Lynch||Water-Energy Nexus: Analysing the energy-for-water relationship in integrated energy firstname.lastname@example.org||APPLY Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 9th June|
|UCD||Electrical Engineering||Federico Milano||Modelling, simulation and smart control solutions for non-electrical devices interacting with the electrical grid||Federico.email@example.com||Contact Federico Milano for more information|
|UCD||Electrical Engineering||Paul Cuffe and Federico Milano||Topology optimization techniques to enhance flexibility and security in energy firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Paul Cuffe for more information|
|UCD||Electrical Engineering||Damian Flynn and Paula Carroll||Evaluating power system flexibility needs within stochastic unit commitment models||Damian.email@example.com||Contact Damian Flynn for more information|
|UCD||Electrical Engineering||Damian Flynn||Grid integration of commercial/institutional buildings for demand response||Damian.firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Damian Flynn for more information|
|UCD||50/50 Joint appointment between UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering and UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering||Heads of School||Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Gas Engineeringemail@example.com||APPLY Reference Number 009227|