Eng.D Integration of twining models to enable optimal interactions

Eindhoven University of Technology
March 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:€.2,089
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Eng.D Integration of twining models to enable optimal interactions

Eng.D. vacancy: Integration of twining models to enable optimal interactions between the electricity grids and local energy communities


Engineering Doctorate (EngD)

Irène Curie Fellowship



Electrical Engineering



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Job description

The candidate is expected to conduct research into the development and implementation of a virtual testing environment (for design) and digital twins (for operation) for assessing the value and profitability of local energy communities, optimizing (system) design and developing control strategies. Based on specification of the Internet-of-Energy models, integration of the community and grid models will be developed to yield synchronized relevant data and scenarios for decision-making. It focuses on possible clusters of energy communities to realize viable business models by staking possible energy and market values into account. Enabling such a “digital twin” will ease validation of the scenario-based operation and control strategies for energy communities with the detailed models or even hardware components, i.e. Hardware In-the-Loop (HIL) and Control In-the-Loop (CIL) simulations. The candidate will implement the developed platform in the KPN Data Services Hub to connect the assets in Bunnik to the platform, monitor the measurement data and control them in real-time. Finally, the candidate needs to design a dashboard to visualize the measurement data, results from the control strategies and calculated KPIs.

Are you eager to get involve into the digitalization process of the energy sector, to develop and implement a digital-twin platform for designing, developing and optimizing control strategies to maximize the value and profitability of Local Energy Communities? Are you our next Eng.D. trainee in the Eng.D. program SBC Smart Buildings & Cities? If so, you will enjoy the position very much.

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated candidate with:

  • A MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Information Technology, or equivalent.
  • Solid knowledge in Data structure and analysis, Algorithm, Communication technology, and experience in Platform integration.
  • Strong competence in optimization, and complexity theory.
  • Excellent relevant modeling skills in Python; Experience with software simulation tools for power flow calculations, e.g., Vision, Power Factory is an advantage.
  • A design-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work in a team and interested in collaborating with the industrial partners.
  • An academic attitude in order to develop new technologies and perform applied research with an integral view on what is needed for the future energy system.
  • An excellent command of the English language, both in speaking and writing.
  • Willingness to start as soon as possible.
  • Job requirements
  • A master's degree (or an equivalent university degree) in <…>.
  • A design-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work in a team and interested in collaborating with the industrial partners.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Conditions of employment

    A n attractive and modern workplace with access to the excellent equipment of the TU/e, a varied work, a wide range of training opportunities, and possibilities to access advanced, state-of-the-art technologies, platforms from industrial partners of the TROEF project.

    In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for two years.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, €.2,089 gross.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • To support you during your EngD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will have free access to a personal development program for EngD trainees.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.
  • Information and application

    About us

    Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands- on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.


    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact dr. Phuong Nguyen, email p.nguyen.hongattue.nl.

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    We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply button. The application should include:

  • Application form.
  • CV.
  • University certificate & transcripts, other degrees/certificates.
  • Two reference letters from previous employers/university supervisors.
  • We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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