Fully Funded PhD Position REINVENT

PhD position in one of the following two topics:
Topic A) experimental and numerical analysis of the thermo-fluid-dynamic behaviour of double skin facades;
Topic B) design, testing and optimisation of a window-integrated ventilation device with embedded sensing and control technology.

The Department of Architecture and Technology has 65 employees, and is organised in four research and teaching groups: Building Materials and Constructions, Building conservation and Transformation, Form, and Energy and Environment.
Currently, the Energy and Environment group consists of 20 scientific staff. Research activities within the group range from building physics to building energy use and energy efficiency, indoor environment, integrated energy design, solar energy in architecture, lighting and daylighting, environmental performance of buildings, to low emission refurbishment of built environment. The group has been strongly involved in the Norwegian FME Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) (http://www.zeb.no), and is now involved in the Zero Emission Neighbourhoods (ZEN) (http://www.ntnu.no/zen), as well as in various national and international projects, e.g. IEA Tasks or EBC Annexes. The group has tight collaborations with SINTEF Building and Infrastructure and shares laboratory facilities with SINTEF and other departments at NTNU.

Requirements:

Topic A
Required
–      MSc in in of the following fields: mechanical, energy, environmental, building engineering, or related fields
–      Good physical-mathematical knowledge and analytical skills.
–      A good understanding of thermophysical phenomena in building envelope components.
–      Experience with programming languages as well as generic computational tools, such as, C+, MATLAB, Python, Modelica, or similar.
–      Expience with programming languages for data acquisition systems, and in particular LabView.
–      Experience in modelling and simulation of fluid-dynamics phenomena, with particular focus on environmental applications, and relevant, state-of-the-art software tools.
–      A high level of personal responsibility, initiative, and ability to work in a project team.
–      Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
–      Ability to work independently and to take initiatives.

Topic B
Required
–      MSc in one of the following fields: mechanical, robotics, computer science, engineering cybernetics, control engineering, or related fields
–      Good physical-mathematical knowledge and analytical skills.
–      Good understanding of mechanical modeling and design
–      Experience with design, setup and test of embedded systems with limited hardware resources and requirements on ultra-low power operation
–      Detailed knowledge on embedded hardware and experience with dedicated development
–      tools (Matlab, Python, C#, C++)
–      Experimental evaluation of the concepts/prototypes through hardware demonstrators
–      A high level of personal responsibility, initiative, and ability to work in a project team.
–      Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
–      Ability to work independently and to take initiatives.

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Institute Name: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture and Technology, in the Energy and Environment
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Country: Norway
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