New PhD Positions: Solar Prediction + Green Entrepreneurship

The Sustainable Energy Laboratory would like to invite interested parties to apply for a PhD for January 2019 in the following research topics:

1. Energy and Meteorology

Description: Electricity production from Photovoltaics (PVs) is heavily dependent on local meteorological phenomena, especially cloud type and cloud cover. Thus, in order to further promote the penetration of small-scale roof-top PVs in cities, the effect of clouds on PVs and the prediction of electricity production from these systems needs to be understood and any problems should be resolved. The current project addresses this topic and software will be developed based on a novel methodology (patent pending) for the prediction electricity production from PVs.

Required Qualifications: Successful candidates should possess Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from an accredited University in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Physics. They should have experience in computer software (C++/Mat lab/GIS/etc.) and should be willing to engage in interdisciplinary work on energy and meteorology.

2. Entrepreneurship and Environmental Protection

Description: International concern about climate change and the depletion of natural resources puts environmental protection at the top of international and European policy priorities and plays an important role in shaping most national policies for sustainable development. In this context, we will explore the coexistence of two conflicting needs: economic growth through entrepreneurship and environmental protection, starting from the introduction and implementation of a curriculum for Primary Education.

Required Qualifications: Successful candidates should possess Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from an accredited University in Entrepreneurship or Economics or Education or in a relevant field

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Monday, 26 November 2018 and for more information, please click here.