|Department||Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics|
|Deadline||Sept. 30, 2022|
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A PhD position is available at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) in the Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics department, in the framework of the project BeFORECAST on the forecasting of offshore wind power including the effect of wind farm wakes.
Deadline: 1st Oct / Nov 2022, or as soon as practically possible afterwards
About the project BeFORECAST
The PhD is embedded in the BeFORECAST project, which investigates the forecasting of offshore wind power in the Belgian North Sea including the effect of wind turbine and wind farm wakes on power extraction. A specific focus is placed on advanced data handling and the assimilation of modern lidar sensors mounted on wind turbines and drones. BeFORECAST is funded by the Energy Transition Funds of the Federal Public Service Economy of the Belgian Federal Government. The project is coordinated by the VKI and will benefit from a strong collaboration between the consortium members consisting of VKI, VUB, KU Leuven, 3E, SABCA, and the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium.
The successful candidate will focus on the following topics:
You are a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with a passion for scientific research. You can work well independently as well as part of a team. You are strongly interested in fluid dynamics, meteorology, renewable energy, and wind energy specifically. You have manifested these skills through an excellent educational record and a highly graded MSc thesis.
Furthermore, experience in any of the following fields is a strong advantage
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