PhD positions in ocean renewable energy systems at University of New Hampshire (UNH)
☑️ Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Ocean Engineering, or related disciplines
The Energy Control and Optimization Laboratory (ECO Lab) at the UNH led by Prof. Arezoo Hasankhani is seeking motivated candidates for multiple PhD positions starting Fall 2024/Spring 2025.
Prospective students will work on the research projects in the area of design, control, and optimization for ocean renewable energy systems. The potential research projects include:
-Design optimization and control co-design for wave energy converter
-Wave energy converters for powering the blue economy: a comprehensive modeling, lab testing and scale-up approach with a tunable reference model
-Conceptual design and optimization of a co-located wave-powered smart microgrid
-Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Ocean Engineering, or related disciplines.
-Strong background in control or/and optimization. For second project, the lab testing experience is required.
-Excellent coding experience in Python or/and MATLAB.
-Ability and passion to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
-Excellent communications, written, and presentation skills.
Experience in any of these areas: (i) Renewable energy systems, e.g., wind turbine and especially offshore hydrokinetic turbines; (ii) Hydrodynamics and offshore systems; (iii) Power Take Off (PTO) technologies.
Experience with WEC-Sim and WECOpt tools.
Track record of publications in prestigious conferences or journals.
Related industrial experience, especially for the second project.
Interested applicants are encouraged to send a single pdf, including (i) one-page cover letter (describing relevant experiences, interests, and fit for one of the above projects), (i) CV, and (iti) one sample publication (if applicable) via email to Prof. Hasankhani at email@example.com with the subject line: “Prospective PhD Students“. Feel free to reach out to Prof. Hasankhani with any questions.
:About University of New Hampshire
The UNH is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution with an excellent research background in the ocean engineering located nearby the Atlantic coast, which offers a plethora of facilities and different centers. The UNH is also one of the main collaborators of the national Atlantic Marine Energy Center (AMEC) to advance marine energy industry.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEl) are a part of UNH’s heritage. The ECO lab is committed and actively working to improve DEI and prioritize the recruitment of individuals from underrepresented groups (female, minorities, students with disabilities).