PhD Scholarship in Industrial Automation Electric Power Systems

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in sustainable development at Lund University. The funds for this position are available for 5 years. Applicants should apply before August 15, 2019.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The position is with the division of Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation (IEA). IEA research has the thematic areas Electric power systems, Electric drive systems and Water systems, while IEA teaching is in Electric power engineering and Automation. All research aims at a sustainable society in line with EU climate targets and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In practice scientific methods for modeling, analysis and control are applied to systems of industrially relevant complexity and validation uses laboratory measurements and real-life data. The research in electric power systems integrates power system automation, power systems analysis, wind power systems, electrical machines and power electronics.

The thesis project of the doctoral student will be an integral part of the EU-ERANET project ANM4L (Active Network Management for All). Active network management (ANM) is an important part of Smart Grid technology and ANM4L aims at demonstrating how innovative ANM solutions can increase the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) in electricity distribution networks beyond today's limits. The solutions will consider management of active and reactive power to avoid overload, maintain acceptable voltages, minimize the need of RES curtailment, and enable further RES uptake. In the ANM4L project, IEA at LTH is a partner together with Swedish and European academic and industrial partners. The focus of the doctoral student is the control algorithms for the active and reactive power management - to develop the algorithms and to integrate them in short-term and long-term planning.

Work duties

Admission requirements

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the applicant's potential to successfully complete such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 .

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).


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