PhD Position Hybrid Electric Aircraft Design and Operational Analysis

PhD Position Hybrid Electric Aircraft Design and Operational Analysis

Published Deadline Location
15 Nov 12 Dec Delft
Do you want to contribute to achieving climate-neutrality aviation by studying the market and operational value of future (hybrid-)electric regional aircraft?

Job description

This PhD project is part of a large European project that aims to develop the future (hybrid-) electric regional aircraft. The goal of this PhD project is to development an integrated market deployment analysis and aircraft design model that can help defining the high-level design options that will be fit to the regional market. An optimisation framework will be developed that should be able to:

  • simulate the future regional hybrid-electric airplane operations scenario in a multimodal mobility environment;
  • compute the optimal network and fleet composition for reference airline cases;
  • propose aircraft redesign options, following a surrogated aircraft design model that allows to change key design parameters (within acceptable boundaries);
  • and computing key performance indicators, like

            * fuel burn/ energy reduction for the network missions

            * flight performance and payload/range frequencies

            * market demand for future concepts.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

The project combines knowledge on aircraft design and operations modelling. The candidates should have a strong background, at least, in one of the domains and be willing to develop knowledge on the other domain. Being also part of a large European project, it is expected that the candidate will have experience in working on a team of researchers. 

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1.5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2.5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2541 per month in the first year to € 3247 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

 

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Ir. Bruno Santos via B.F.Santos@tudelft.nl.

For more information about the recruitment-procedure please contact recruitment-lr@tudelft.nl. 

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2541—€3247 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD03078

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 12 December 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 12 December 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 12 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).