At the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, Department of Energy Technology a position as Ph.D. fellow (position no. 562/06-14-10014) is open for appointment from 15.6.2010.
The stipend is available within the general study programme "Electrical and Electronic Engineering".
The Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE), mainly funded by Norwegian Research Council, is an interdisciplinary resource centre for the exploitation of offshore wind energy as a natural sustainable energy source. Key players in the development of Norwegian offshore technology join forces with leading Danish and international communities on onshore and shallow water wind energy to define the future state of the art in the field of offshore wind energy technology. NORCOWE will take the lead in the development of new innovative and cost efficient solutions for the exploitation of offshore wind energy at large water depths and in harsh offshore environments.
The PhD project, being funded by the NORCOWE and Aalborg University is related to two Working Tasks specified by the NORCOWE.
In the PhD project 'Grid integration of offshore wind farms' focus is on the grid security and stability with large scale wind power penetration. The PhD project will study the characteristic of large-scale wind farms interaction with power systems, analyze steady-state and transient impacts. The methods and strategies will be developed to meet the technical challenges under normal operation as well as abnormal situations, such as storms and power system faults and to ensure good quality of frequency and voltage, and reduce the risk of system collapse and blackout.
PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters 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 the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.
The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend.
Appointment and salary acc. to the Ministry of Finance Circular of January 11, 2006 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.
For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Heidi Cramer, The Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, email: email@example.com, phone: +45 9940 7582.
The PhD application form can be downloaded from the following address:
The faculty has a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: http://www.phd.ins.aau.dk and a Network for all PhD students: http://pau.aau.dk
You may obtain further information from Professor Zhe Chen, Department of Energy Technology, phone: +45 99409255, email: firstname.lastname@example.org concerning the technical aspects of the stipend.
Application marked with the PhD stipend No. 562/06-14-10014, should include in four copies: the PhD application form, the Masters diploma including grades, publications, Curriculum Vitae, proposal for a PhD study plan and any other material, as well as a list of submitted material. Due to legal constraints electronic applications will not be accepted. The application must arrive at Aalborg University with the morning post by the 17.5.2010.
Application is to be forwarded to :
De Ingeniør-, Natur- og Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakulteter
Niels Jernes Vej 10
DK-9220 Aalborg Øst