July 3, 2011

Denmark: DTU PhD Scholarship in Integrated Wind Power Planning Tool

PhD Scholarship in Integrated Wind Power Planning Tool

Course(s) Offered: Engineering (Wind Power)
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: DTU
Country to Study in: Denmark

Scholarship Description
The Wind Energy Division at the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Risø DTU call for PhD scholarship in Integrated Wind Power Planning Tool.

DTU Wind Energy is a globally leading centre for wind energy with technical-scientific competences in the international front and with a unique integration of research, education and public/private sector consulting.

Eligibility
To be eligible the following must apply:
  • Candidates should have a master’s degree in meteorology, physics, mathematics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree.
  • Strong skills and a genuine interest in statistics and applied mathematics are essential.
  • Prior work experience within wind energy and/or numerical weather prediction models is an advantage but it is expected that the meteorological skills of the applicant will have to be enhanced as part of the project.
  • Previous experience with scientific programming and Linux systems as well as knowledge of coupled differential equations would be a plus. Applicants should have good analytical skills and the ability to work independently towards the research goals.
Participating Institutions
The Wind Energy Division, National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Risø DTU (DTU Wind Energy), Campus Lyngby, Denmark

Field of study
Doctoral level scholarship in Integrated Wind Power Planning Tool.

Currently, power system models only use output coarse resolution large-scale weather models. Because of their discretization and model stability restrains, output from these models have strong smoothing in the time domain. Mesoscale features such as the shape and location of the coastline, topography, and land use distribution are also smoothed by these models.

In contrast to weather models, high resolution mesoscale models provide improved temporal resolution and are able to simulate more accurately physical processes not well resolved by large-scale models, such as convective instability or the structure of the wind field across frontal zones. By taking those effects into account, the variability of the wind field is strongly enhanced, thus making the power system modelling more realistic.

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
Throughout the duration of the doctoral project - period of employment is 3 years

Scholarship benefits
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students

Method of Application
Please submit your online application no later than 14 August 2011.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please visit the official website (link to it is below), open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file.

DEADLINES:
The announced deadline date is 14th August 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
The Technical University of Denmark, often simply referred to as DTU, is a university in Kongens Lyngby, just north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1829 at the initiative of Hans Christian Ørsted as Denmark's first polytechnic, and is today ranked among Europe's leading engineering institutions, and the best engineering university in the Nordic countries.

Application Deadline: 14 August 2011
Open for International Students: No

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Denmark for International Students

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