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PhD position: Simulations of offshore wind farm turbulence

University of Twente (UT)

The Netherlands

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PhD position: Simulations of offshore wind farm turbulence is available at The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) – Netherland.

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: November 14, 2021(GMT +2)
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Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW)
University of Twente (UT)

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Qualification Details

We seek highly motivated early-career researchers with an excellent background in fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, computational physics, applied physics, or closely related areas! Programming experience (Fortran, C/C, MATLAB, Python) is a plus.  Must enjoy working in an internationally oriented environment and contributing to the research of team-members. We welcome strong interpersonal skills and interest in sharing knowledge at conferences and meetings. Proficiency in English is required, both spoken and written.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Are you fascinated by the effect of turbulence on wind energy production? Are you highly motivated to do a PhD in a dynamic research environment? We are looking for a PhD student to study flow dynamics in wind farms using state-of-the-art computer simulations!

Advancements in wind turbine technology have resulted in growing use of wind energy to reduce carbon emissions. Modern wind turbines and wind farms are becoming so large that their performance is affected by atmospheric turbulence flow phenomena that are not yet well explored. In this PhD project, you will develop novel large-eddy simulation techniques to study how atmospheric turbulence and wind-wave interactions affect the power production and structural loading experienced by wind turbines in an offshore environment.

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Documents Required

Please submit your application via the applicant button, including:

  • A cover letter outlining your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Transcripts from your Bachelor and Master degrees.
  • Contact information of two scientific staff members (one should be the supervisor of your MSc thesis project) who are willing to provide a recommendation letter at our request.
  • An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection procedure.

About the Department

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

About the Employer: University of Twente (UT)

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the vacancy, please contact Richard Stevens (


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