15 PhD positions in Energy Systems Transition with Marie Skłodowska-Curie training network ENSYSTRA

The ENSYSTRA training network

ENSYSTRA will train 15 ESRs in all aspects of energy systems transition. PhD subjects range from energy systems modelling, scenario analysis, technology development, socio-technical cultures, participatory approaches, investment modelling, market design, and cross-border regulatory frameworks. All ESRs are part of the international ENSYSTRA training network and will benefit from targeted training in interdisciplinary energy systems transition through workshops, summer schools and subject specific courses.

Every ESR will work with one or more of the 23 ENSYSTRA partners from the energy sector. ESRs will be trained in the scientific, technical and business skills, and will become highly sought-after experts for front-runner businesses and other organisations that will shape the energy transition. ESRs will carry out research at a home university and intensively interact with other ESRs in ENSYSTRA through joint research and participation in workshops and summer schools.

Research projects

Rafael Martinez Gordon


Research: Modelling the whole North Sea Energy System

Maruf Nasimul Islam


Research: Modelling Dispatchable Loads in Interlinked Power, Heat and Transport Models

Xiaoming Kan


Research: Modelling of Policies and Investments for a large-scale Introduction of Variable Renewable Power Production

Laura Florentina Gusatu


Research: Spatiotemporal assessment of the space suitability in the context of the transition towards renewable energy: The case of the North Sea area

Christian Fleischer


Research title: Simulation of Sustainable Pathways of the EU-28 Energy System

Eliana Lozano


Research title: Integrated biorefinery and CCU technologies for aquatic and terrestrial biomass

Srinivasan Santhakumar


Research: Offshore Advanced Renewable Energy Technologies, Learning Curves and Roadmaps

Abhinav Bhaskar


Research: Energy efficiency and waste heat recovery 

Nithiya Streethran


Research: Development of a Real-time Optimization Solution for Dispatchable Energy Supply Units

Jaqueline de Godoy

ESR 10

Research: Energy Cultures and Agent Behaviour: Mapping the Drivers and Barriers to Acceptance

Leire Gorrono Albizu

ESR 11

Research: Ownership models, energy system integration, local and regional selfreliance and energy security within smart energy systems

Jinxi Yang

ESR 12

Research: An Agent Based Approach to Model Investments in the Power Sector

Andrew Kilmartin

ESR 13

Research: Market Design to Support Energy Transitions

Benjamin Silvester

ESR 14

Research: Policy Framework Interactions for Cross-border Cooperation in Energy System Transitions

Harry Moncreiff

ESR 15

Research: Transition Policies for Oil and Gas Incumbents

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No: 765515.

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