European PhD Fellowship in Flight Control for Airborne Wind Energy
AmpyxPower and University of Freiburg
Job location (City, State, Country)
Den Haag, The Netherlands, and Freiburg, Germany
This PhD positon on "Embedded Model Predictive Control of a Tethered Aircraft for Airborne Wind Energy” is part of the Marie Curie Network "TEMPO - Training in Embedded Model Predictive Control and Optimization" (http://www.itk.ntnu.no/projects/tempo/). TEMPO recruits altogether 14 PhD fellows who are based in different countries but meet regularly during exchange visits, training events, workshops, and summer schools organized by TEMPO. The PhD fellow at AmpyxPower will work most of his/her time time at the company premises in Den Haag, but also spends about one year at the University of Freiburg (at the Control and Optimization Laboratory headed by Prof. Dr. Moritz Diehl), which has strong airborne wind energy research activities and will award the PhD degree.
The research training objective of the fellow is to experience all stages of design and experimental testing of an MPC scheme for the prototype plane.
Please visit the http://www.itk.ntnu.no/projects/tempo/ for more information about the project, its partners and eligibility criteria.
How to apply
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (with CC to email@example.com). Subject of your email should be: “TEMPO PhD Application”. Please include:
a) an academic CV and a PDF of your diplomas and transcript of course work and grades b) statement of research interests and career goals
c) sample of technical writing
d) list of at least two referees: names, phone numbers, and email addresses
e) proof of proficiency in English (e.g. language test results from TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, or CPE)
Please send your application before June 30, 2014.
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