In the framework of Horizon Europe Heatwise project, we are looking for a motivated and experienced PhD candidate to design and assess edge data centre's thermal energy management systems considering multi-vector interactions in tertiary buildings. A particular focus lies on the modelling and optimization of edge data centers, multi-energy systems of tertiary buildings, thermal management systems and the characterization and assessment of different cooling technology options. Emphasis will be also placed on the temperature levels that the edge data centers’ cooling system can provide and how these temperature levels can influence the waste heat stream integration into tertiary buildings. Challenges encompass - among others - edge data centres and cooling technologies modelling, multi-energy system design and integration. Historical data in the Empa's NEST demonstrator and its multi-energy backbone will be utilized to design and test the thermal energy management systems. The candidate shall translate his/her research ideas to tackle these challenges, in close collaboration with our interdisciplinary team and external scientific and industry partners. The candidate will support our master students, publish in scientific journals, and participate in conferences.
You are a highly motivated and dedicated candidate with an MSc degree in Energy, Mechanical, Chemical-, Environmental or Electrical engineering (or related field). You should have a profound and interdisciplinary knowledge of the ongoing energy transition; particularly regarding multi-energy systems and/or energy conversion/storage technologies. Moreover, you have strong programming, modelling and data analysis skills in Python, Pyomo and R. Experience with the formulation and implementation of mathematical optimization problems is favorable. The candidate should be proficient in English; good comprehension and oral skills in German are desirable.
We look forward to receiving your complete online application including a letter of motivation, CV, certificates, diplomas and contact details of two reference persons. Please submit these exclusively via our job portal. Applications by e-mail and by post will not be considered.
- Chemie / Pharmazie
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