OFFER DEADLINE30/06/2019 14:30 - Europe/Brussels
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
LOCATIONSpain, Mostoles, Madrid
DEPARTMENTElectrical Systems Unit
The Electrical Systems Unit at the IMDEA Energy Institute, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2019.
Before sending your application, please check the full description of the eligibility criteria that can be found in the webpage call.
Brief description of the institution:
The IMDEA Energy Institute is a Research Centre located in the town of Mostoles, in the region of Madrid (Spain). Its R&D activities are aimed to promote the development and implementation of an efficient and sustainable energy system. Accordingly, research activities are oriented to fostering the development of renewable energies and clean energy technologies in general.
Being created in 2007, IMDEA Energy has experienced a fast growth reaching in a few years a relevant international position in R&D activities on energy topics. An essential factor for explaining this successful development has been the ability for attracting top level researchers, as well as the availability of new and excellent scientific infrastructures, favoring the achievement of outstanding scientific results.
Contact Person/ Scientist in charge
- Milan Prodanovic
Brief description of the Unit
The principal activity of the Electrical Systems Unit is development of intelligent algorithms for management of future electricity networks and energy systems. To achieve high levels of energy system flexibility, efficiency and sustainability solutions are sought in integration of energy storage devices and renewable energy sources as well as in application of centralized and distributed control methods. Smart Homes, Smart Buildings, SmartGrids (Smart distribution electricity networks), advanced power electronics interfaces and energy efficiency are commonly used to describe the research interests of the unit.
The project can be presented in one of the following research lines:
- Active management of distribution power networks
The objective of this line is the development of new services and related tools for distribution system operators (DSOs) and incorporation of residential and industrial users to the management schemes. New, intelligent schemes for solving distribution network issues like state estimation, demand forecasting, voltage control, congestion management etc. are sought. Exploring demand management and coordinated demand response schemes and their application in industrial and buildings sector are some of the main research challenges.
- Optimal design and management of energy systems
“Smart buildings” and “Smart Homes”, their energy management, coordination and integration to power networks, are all of increased importance to this research unit. Holistic and user oriented approaches have all been used for modelling energy demand of a building. Options for renewable and storage device integration are sought in order to improve the building autonomy and increase its self‐consumption. Finally, real‐time optimal energy resource management techniques aimed at the minimisation of operational costs are under development.
- Power electronics interfaces for future power networks
The research activities include development of control algorithms for advanced power electronics interfaces. Energy management of microgrids (both islanded and grid‐connected), control and operational aspects of power converters, renewable and storage management, proactive and optimal dispatch algorithms and stability analysis for small power networks are all studied. Energy scenarios of interest are recreated and the algorithms validated in the “Smart Energy Integration Lab” environment.
- Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
Applications: If interested, please submit the following documents before 30th June 2019:
- Complete curriculum vitae stating background and skills
- Letter of motivation including research interests
- Two reference letters
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