KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The department of Electric Power and Energy Systems belongs to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Its research and education cover all aspects of the electric power system including electricity markets, power generation, transmission and distribution, grid intelligence, automation and control as well as electric transportation, electric machines and power electronics.

The department consists of 20 faculty, researchers and affiliated faculty who together with around 50 Doctoral students and affiliated researchers contribute to a high professional standard of intensive work and quality results, as well as to a friendly and open environment. The staff has a multicultural background and the working language is English. The department is internationally well established, has many research collaborations with excellent partners worldwide, and is involved in several European and national projects.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

Wind power production may be introduced via power electronics. Off-shore wind power may be connected to shore via HVDC transmission. Photovoltaic solar power is connected to the grid via inverters. The intermittent nature of many renewable resources may imply a need for long distance transmission via HVDC for the purpose of balancing the power production over larger geographical areas. Similarly, renewable energy sources may lead to a need for energy storage solutions which may be provided via power electronics. All those connections via power electronics will result in a power system with low short circuit power, inertia and synchronizing torque which can lead to a series of challenges for a secure power system operation.

The main focus of this project is on monitoring and predicting of rotor angle instability based on real-time measurements of the rotor angles of generators.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
  • Life-long network through KTH's Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe´s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • The Doctoral student program in Electrical Engineering provides world class quality education, including a large list of graduate courses ensuring an in-depth development of relevant competences and skills.

Eligibility

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 degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

The candidate should holdi an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Engineering Physics or a related field as well as have a good command of written and spoken English.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding academic track record, and well developed analytical and problem solving skills.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

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)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

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For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement, preferable as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-1468
Contact
  • Mehrdad Ghandhari Alavijh, Professor, mehrdad@kth.se, +46 8 790 77 58
  • Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published 13.Jun.2019
Last application date 23.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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