Phd in HPC and Power Systems

Dal 04.10.2022 al 31.12.2022

Descrizione Azienda:
Austrian Institute of Technology, Seibersdorf, Austria

Descrizione Posizione Offerta:
Currently there are around 160 international students participating in our
AIT PhD Programme. This programme is carried out in cooperation with national
or international universities and offers you the opportunity to conduct your
dissertation in collaboration with our experts and our national and
international project partners from the industry or other research

At the Center for Energy, we are working on future mobility and energy system
solutions. The transition towards a decarbonized society is raising major
challenges for the power systems. The replacement of large conventional power
plants with smaller renewable generators is bringing the system closer and
closer to its limits. At the same time, the active effort towards
digitalization at all grid levels makes the system increasingly vulnerable to

The operation and planning of future power systems require a holistic,
system-level approach. Major challenges in addressing this are the massive
size of the system, its complexity, as well as the extremely large number of
scenarios that need to be evaluated.
Exhaustive system-level testing and validation using modern
cross-disciplinary approaches are required, as experiments on the real system
are typically unfeasible.

In our Center for Energy, we use innovative methods and technologies, such as
real-time simulations, co-simulations, or hardware-in-the-loop experiments to
accurately analyze and investigate these systems. As a PhD researcher in this
field, you will investigate how high-performance computing (HPC) could be
used to advance the study of modern power systems.

Master’s degree in the field of embedded systems, informatics, electrical
engineering, applied mathematics, or similar relevant field
Familiarity with numerical methods, mathematical modeling, and solvers
Knowledge of electrical power systems and their corresponding simulation
tools would be a plus
Very good programming skills, preferably in C/C++, Python, or Matlab.
Working proficiency in English
Team player with a curious and determined attitude

What to expect:
EUR 32.204,2 gross per year, for 30 hours / week, plus additional company
benefits. You will be part of our international AIT PhD community and
participate in our AIT PhD framework programme. As a research institution, we
are familiar with the supervision and execution of PhD theses and we are
looking forward to supporting you!

At AIT, the promotion of diversity is important to us - that's why we are
especially looking forward to applications from female students!

Contatto per Candidature: catalin.gavriluta@ait.ac.at