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Open PhD Funded Positions

Open PhD Funded Positions

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya offers three open funded PhD positions in the research field of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence applied to the energy sector managed from IDEAI and CITCEA Research Centers. The successful candidates will participate in a research project funded by a large manufacturing company in the field of power generation services.

The research project aims at developing smart controllers on power generation systems, from a single gas turbine to the entire power plant, increasing reactiveness and resilience to future demand and supply scenarios, leading to a more efficient and sustainable equipment in the road to a decarbonized world. The 3 positions are:

  1. Effective control and rule-based laws using machine learning techniques to perform optimal operation of gas turbines in the sense of minimum footprint. Full description here

  2. Resilient high-level controllers for power devices deployed along the grid to improve the ride-through services and provide contingency against tripped plants. Full description here

  3. Advanced algorithms to support operation and improve performance of gas turbines in hybrid/virtual future power plants considering emissions reduction and grid demand prediction. Full description here