2 postdoctoral positions for the projects FORBES and FUTURESYSTEMS

2 postdoctoral positions for the projects FORBES and FUTURESYSTEMS

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Come join our team as an enthousiastic postdoctoral fellows to lead multi-disciplinary research on multi-dynamics digital twins for stability and control of offshore energy systems

Job description

The Intelligent Electrical Power Grids (IEPG) research section has a very ambitious and diversified research programme covering major technological challenges concerning the operation and planning of future electrical sustainable electrical power grids.

The research team Resilient Sustainable Energy Systems of IEPG, led by Dr. Jose Rueda,  seeks two postdoctoral fellows, each one to research and develop modular and scalable digital twins for electromagnetic transient and real-time based assessment and enhancement of stability phenomena in one of the following two projects:

  1. PROJECT 1 - Poorly damped electrical oscillations with time-varying properties that can result in unstable multi-converter dynamic interplay.
  2. PROJECT 2 - Uncontrolled angular/voltage excursions due to sudden active power imbalances which can result in partial disruptions or blackouts.

The research activities for both projects will be based on real-time electromagnetic transient digital simulations, probability theory, data analytics, and artificial intelligence methods.

Each postdoctoral position, starting from April 2023, is a 3 years assignent, starting with a 1-year contract. Both positions offer great opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research and education projects involving a strong academia-industry collaboration.

About the department

The research in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy is inspired by the technical, scientific, and societal challenges originating from the transition towards a more sustainable society and focuses on three areas:

  • DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S)
  • Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD)
  • Intelligent Electrical Power Grids (IEPG)
  • High Voltage Technologies (HVT)

The Electrical Sustainable Energy Department provides expertise in each of these areas throughout the entire energy system chain. The department owns a large ESP Laboratory assembling High Voltage testing, DC Grids testing environment, and large RTDS that is actively used for real-time simulation of future electrical power systems, AC and DC protection and wide-area monitoring and protection.

The Intelligent Electrical Power Grid (IEPG) group, headed by Professor Peter Palensky, works on the future of our power system. The goal is to generate, transmit and use electrical energy in a highly reliable, efficient, stable, clean, affordable, and safe way. IEPG integrates new power technologies and smart controls, which interact with other systems and allow for more distributed and variable generation.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or Power Systems or a closely related field.
  • Background in power system stability and control.
  • Background in modelling and control of power electronic interfaced devices.
  • Demonstrated competences in one or more of the following complementary categories: Power Electronic Converters, Control Systems Design and Testing, Power System Stability Modelling and Simulation (e.g. real-time digital simulation, hardware-in-the-loop testing), Software programming (e.g. Python), and robust control design.
  • An affinity with teaching and guiding PhD candidates and MSc students.
  • A proven record and interest in further developing your modelling, programming, analytical and scientific writing skills.
  • Proficiency in English for effective communication and writing.
  • Ability to work in a team, take initiative, good time management, open to feedback and eager to continously improve, be results oriented and systematic.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: This position is a 3 years assignment, starting with a 1-year contract.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount 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. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


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!


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD03257


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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