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Position: PhD Position Studying Thermal Energy Storage in Rocks
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Department: DTU Energy
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: The main task of this three year PhD position are the modelling of a thermal energy storage and biomass gasifier coupled to the Danish electricity grid. This will include a more detailed CFD of the rock storage that can be scaled down for use in the grid level model. Running experiments and analysing data will also be a major aspect of the project
Requirements: Qualified applicants must have: Candidates should 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 in engineering, physics or similar. Experience with heat transfer modelling, design or experiments. Experience with computation fluid dynamics analysis using COMSOL, ANSYS or similar. Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group. Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken. And have experience in at least two of the following: Experience with numerical modelling. Experience with CAD modelling, preferably using Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks. Experience with COMSOL. Experience with machine design. Laboratory experience. Experience with energy storage systems
   
Text: PhD Position Studying Thermal Energy Storage in Rocks DTU Energy Del til Facebook Del til Twitter Del til LinkedIn Friday 10 May 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 31 May 2019 Apply for the job at DTU Energy by completing the following form. Apply online Do you want to help develop innovative and environmentally friendly energy technologies for the future? DTU Energy has built a pilot-scale rock bed thermal energy storage with a capacity of approximately 1 MWh that is illustrated below. The goal of the project is to model and test how such a rock bed thermal energy storage can be coupled to a biomass gasifier operating on the Danish electricity grid. This will require integrating scaled down version of both the rock bed and the biomass gasifier and coupling them to a simple grid level model to study how they can interact under real economic conditions in Denmark. In addition to the modelling, test facilities for both the biomass gasifier and a small-scale rock bed thermal storage have been built at DTU Risø. A major part of the PhD project will be to design and run experiments that can verify the models that will be developed. This will include experimental data analysis and comparison to model predictions. The project will be carried out as a collaboration between DTU Energy Conversion and Storage and DTU Chemical Engineering. Responsibilities and tasks The main task of this three year PhD position are the modelling of a thermal energy storage and biomass gasifier coupled to the Danish electricity grid. This will include a more detailed CFD of the rock storage that can be scaled down for use in the grid level model. Running experiments and analysing data will also be a major aspect of the project. The main activity will take place at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at DTU Risø campus initially and from ultimo 2019 combined at DTU Risø campus, where the experiment is located and at DTU Lyngby campus, as the department is being united at this campus. Qualifications Qualified applicants must have: Candidates should 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 in engineering, physics or similar. Experience with heat transfer modelling, design or experiments. Experience with computation fluid dynamics analysis using COMSOL, ANSYS or similar. Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group. Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken. And have experience in at least two of the following Experience with numerical modelling. Experience with CAD modelling, preferably using Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks Experience with COMSOL. Experience with machine design. Laboratory experience. Experience with energy storage systems. 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 the DTU PhD Guide . 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 . The expected starting date is summer of 2019. Further information Please contact Senior Researcher Kurt Engelbrecht, 45 4677 5649 kuen@dtu.dk Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below. Application Please submit your online application no later than XXX 2019 (local time) Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in 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 Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here ) All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on www.ecs.dtu.dk DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice . Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
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