Job description

ESR12: Integrated design and LCOE minimization of horizontal and vertical axis Wind Turbines.
Work-package: 7 – System Design to Reduce LCOE

Host: Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)
Country: Italy
Supervisors: Prof. Alessandro Croce and Ass. Prof. Carlo R. Riboldi
Duration: 36 months

Research programme:
1. Update of existing rotor/tower design tool with the platform sizing for offshore WTs.
2. Update of existing LCOE mathematical models for design tools and reduction of the LCOE throughout an integrated design
3. Comparison between optimal horizontal axis configurations and vertical axis ones.
4. Guidelines for future WT design

Planned secondments: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (3 months) and EOLFI (3 months)

How to apply

All applications proceed through the on-line recruitment portal on the FLOAWER website (http://www.floawer-h2020.eu). Candidates can apply electronically to several PhD positions within a scientific Work Package, indicating their order of preference. Requested application details include a detailed CV, as well as Bachelor and Master degree transcripts. The deadline for the on-line registration is December 31, 2019. The selected candidates are evaluated and interviewed by the Recruitment and Skill Progress Committee. FLOAWER is strongly committed to promoting equal opportunities and gender balance as part of the recruitment strategy.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants need to fully respect three eligibility criteria (to be demonstrated in the CV):

  • As the core of the MSCA-ITNs is researcher mobility, at the time of commencing their FLOAWER employment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their (recruiting) host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
  • Applicants must at the first day of their FLOAWER employment contract, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This research experience is measured FROM the date when they obtain the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged). Research Experience is measured TO the first day of the FLOAWER employment contract of the researcher.
  • English language proficiency: ESRs must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. This is mandatory for the ESRs to take full advantage of the training program.