Third-cycle subject: Civil and Architectural Engineering in Fluid and Climate
In the transition toward low-energy buildings and the 5th generation of
district heating, using data-driven approaches to integrate decentralized
renewables with optimal control will play a vital role. You will join an
exciting research team and interdisciplinary EU project to develop and apply
machine learning (ML) techniques, novel system control and optimization
methods to integrate/operate various decentralized renewable systems in the
4th-5th generation of district heating and building HVAC systems. You will
perform dynamic simulations of energy operation (both thermal and power), as
well as testing the developed ML methods/control solutions in multiple live-
in-labs across Europe. You will work closely with a large number of industry
partners and other researchers to manage project deliverables. Additionally,
you will be also expected to perform limited percentages of department duties
max 20%, i.e., teaching, supervisions of thesis students, etc.
Supervision: Qian Wang and Annika Gram is proposed to supervise the
doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission.
What we offer
A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to
KTH's Doctoral student salary agreement.
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher
Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance
with either of the following:
passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree) in
mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, energy engineering,
control engineering, or equivalent
completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of
which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially
Strong skills in energy system control, their applications in thermal and
Good skills and proficiency in the use of current state-of-the-art machine
learning frameworks, such as Python, Tensorflow, scikit-learn, etc.
Knowledge in both thermal and power grid modeling
Experience working with energy simulation environments is a strong plus,
such as Trnsys, Dymola, Modelica, etc.
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English
equivalent to English B/6, read more here
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented
and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be
assessed upon their ability to:
independently pursue his or her work
collaborate with others,
have a professional approach and
analyse and work with complex issues.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on
Target degree: Licentiate degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral
student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what
corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed
doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain
tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a
doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be
renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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Doctoral section (Students' union on KTH Royal Institute of
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is
the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in
accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST
(Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue
research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they
relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and
certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above).
Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not
issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents,
please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
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