PhD position on Green Hydrogen Supply Chains

PhD position on Green Hydrogen Supply Chains

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27 May 26 Jun Eindhoven

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Job description

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been an important target for many countries in the last years. Hydrogen is expected to play a crucial role in achieving this target. The PhD will focus on the domestic and global green hydrogen supply chains and develop optimization models to i) identify viable business models for building the ecosystems for direct use of hydrogen, ii) exploit the potential of horizontal and vertical coordination of regional green hydrogen ecosystems and iii) identify the main driver and barriers to the development of green hydrogen valleys.

In this position you will be supervised by Zumbul Atan and Albert Schrotenboer. Zumbul, an associate professor, does research on supply chain management and revenue management with a particular emphasis on circularity. Albert, an assistant professor, is an expert on mathematical programming and AI-based decision-making. He has an extensive knowledge and expertise on hydrogen supply chain network design.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • A master's degree (or an equivalent university degree) with excellent grades in Operations Research, (Applied) Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, or related field. A research master's degree (e.g., MRes, MPhil) is not required; however, graduating from a program with solid research training will be considered a plus.
  • A strong mathematical background, including expertise in stochastic optimization (e.g. Markov decision theory and dynamic programming) and applied probability (Bayesian statistics).   
  • Excellent coding skills (e.g., in Java, Python, Julia, MATLAB).
  • A research-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to be self-propelling and drive your own research.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and interested in collaborating with industrial partners.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level).

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • 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, scale P (min. €2,770 max. €3,539).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self-aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • 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.


  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V39.7505


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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