PhD Position in Solar Energy at Free University of Brussels in Belgium, 2014

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Applications are invited for a PhD position in Solar Energy within the BEAMS (Bio-, Electro- And Mechanical Systems) department of the Applied Sciences Faculty at the Free University of Brussels. The position offered is focused on developing improvements in existing PV panel installations in Belgium. Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a subject relevant for the project (power electronics, renewable sources, electrical energy). The appointment is for a period of three years.. The Free University of Brussels has 13 faculties, schools and specialized institutes that cover all the disciplines, closely combining academic input and research. As a multicultural university with one third of students and researchers from abroad, international relations is a daily reality for the ULB, just like the city of Brussels itself, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Its outward-looking position with regard to Europe and the world has resulted in a number of agreements, collaborations and special partnerships being set up with some of the world’s top universities. The Université libre de Bruxelles is an active member of the Research Area and is involved in almost 130 projects financed by the 7th European Framework Programmes. Three Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes and two Marie Curie Prizes are further evidence of the University’s longstanding tradition of excellence. BEAMS (Bio-, Electro- And Mechanical Systems) is one of the two largest departments of the Applied Sciences Faculty at the Free University of Brussels. The topics developed at the Energy group of the BEAMS department comprise power system protection and stability, distributed generation, wind energy conversion systems, solar PV generation, design and modeling of electrical machines and drives, and fault detection and tolerance of electrical drives among others..
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a subject relevant for the project (power electronics, renewable sources, electrical energy).
· Good command of English is a requisite, knowledge of French will be taken into account.
Benefits of the scholarship: Not provided
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  The appointment is for a period of three years.
Number of scholarships:  A PhD position will be available.

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