PhD scholarship in Wind Power Plants in Offshore Energy Hubs – DTU Wind

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Aug 31, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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We seek a talented and engaged PhD student willing to be part of a world-leading research environment and contribute to the development of the next generation of offshore wind power plants, optimized for operation with offshore energy hubs.

The Division for Power and Energy Systems at the Department of Wind and Energy Systems provides cutting-edge research in sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient energy systems to the benefit of society. At the Department, you will enjoy the advantages of a creative and inspiring work environment shared with about 400 highly skilled and motivated colleagues.

The PhD student will join an international team of postdocs and PhD students that, together with senior academic staff and industry partners, develop methods and solutions for the establishment of very large Offshore Energy Hubs, all part of the flagship project Offshore Energy Hubs.

Responsibilities and qualifications

You will be part of a dynamic work environment with a pleasant team atmosphere, where you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your academic, industrial, and personal skills. Besides cutting-edge research, PhD students are given the opportunity to collaborate with industry, be teaching assistants in relevant courses, and co-supervise BSc and MSc students, which allows them to develop necessary skills for the next stages of their career.You are expected to carry out high-quality research on the intersection of wind power technology, power systems, power electronics and control systems, both from a theoretical/analytical point of view and through experimental/laboratory work. The aim of the PhD study is to develop the next generation of wind power plants, optimized for operation with offshore energy hubs. This involves both individual turbine/plant capabilities like reactive power provision and multi-plant level stability assessment.                                                                                                                            We are looking for a self-motivated and team-oriented person who thrives in a collaborative environment and enjoys working with complex topics. You must bring a PhD or equivalent and specific expertise within:

  • Proven experience with modelling and simulation of wind power and HVDC converters and grids
  • Experience with power electronics control
  • Power system dynamics
  • Experience with software tools such as PowerFactory, PSCAD, MATLAB/Simulink, Python, etc.

You must also possess:

  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Good ability to present results in oral presentations and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

Approval and Enrolment 

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education.  


The assessment of applicants will be during summer 2023. We expect the position to commence on 1 October 2023.

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Nicolaos A. Cutululis ( You can read more about DTU Wind at If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU. 

Application procedure 

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 August 2023 (23:59 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply now”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • One page research statement
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Wind is one of the largest and most well-known university department for wind energy in the world with 372 employees. The institute is in the international driving field with a unique integration of research, education, innovation and public / private government service. DTU Wind Energy has extensive expertise in wind turbine technology, focusing on the impact of loads, structural design and reliability, aeroelastic design and materials.

Technology for people

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.