At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, a position as PhD stipend is available within the general study program, Energy Technology. The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1 July 2023 or soonest hereafter. The position is fixed for 3 years.


  • DEADLINE: 28.05.2023


  • REF NUMBER: 14-23033

Job description

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. AAU educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community.AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. AAU Energy has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. AAU Energy has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg.The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. AAU Energy has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world.Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.The position is offered in relation to the research program”ElectroFuels” and the PhD Student will be positioned to the section for“Thermal Engineering”.The PhD work will focus on the dynamic modelling of electrolyzer systems for grid integration and cross sector coupling studies using Real-Time Digital Twin approach. That involves modelling and analysis of power systems, power electronic converters and their control, electro-chemistry in electrolyzers and the associated controls of thermo-fluid processes. Testing on large scale systems is also expected.The applicant must provide and upload a proper project description, which describes the applicants initial thoughts and ideas related to the specific project applied for. This includes a brief state-of-the-art(including short list of references), a time schedule and how the applicant intends to shed light on the project objectives. The project description should have a length of 4-5 pages.The applicant should have a background in control theory, electric power systems, power converter topologies and their controls as well as electrolyzer technologies. Experience with Model Based Design using MATLAB, Simulink and Simscape as well as PLECS is required. Experience in the Real-Time Digital Simulators and discrete modelling of dynamic systems is also required. Experience with laboratory testing and data acquisition is an advantage.You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Mads Pagh Nielsen, tel.+45 99409259, or Associate Professor Florin Iov, tel.+45 3061 8140,

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, phone:+45 9940 7408For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the”Apply online” button below.Read more about AAU at Read more about the AAU Energy at AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Wages and employment

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 15 December 2021 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

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