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Fully-funded PhD position in Water Resources Planning and Management – Singapore

Position
Fully-funded PhD position in Water Resources Planning and Management – Singapore

Employer
Singapore University of Technology and Design logo

Singapore University of Technology and Design

The Singapore University of Technology and Design is Singapore’s fourth autonomous university, established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SUTD’s mission is to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. This is accomplished with a focus on design, through an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary research. The university is rapidly expanding its education and research footprint and is home to several world-class research centers. The university recently moved to a new state of the art campus.

Homepage: https://esd.sutd.edu.sg/academics/phd-programme/


Location
Singapore, Singapore

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Type
Full time

Level
Student / Graduate / Internship

Salary
Open

Preferred education
Master

Application deadline
1 April 2018

Posted
19 December 2017

Job description

The Pillar of Engineering Systems and Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), offers one fully-funded PhD position in areas broadly related to hydro-climatic variability, water-energy nexus, water resources management, and data-driven control. Potential topics of research include:

  • Characterizing the vulnerability of hydropower systems to heat waves;
  • Quantifying the water-energy nexus in thermopower and hydropower systems;
  • Modelling the return period of extreme weather events and their impact on power supply and distribution systems;
  • Developing adaptive reservoir management schemes.

Applicants must hold a Bachelors and/or Masters degree in engineering, science, or applied mathematics, with a good academic background in hydrology, optimization and statistics/probability.

The start time is mid-September 2018. Attractive working conditions include full tuition fees, a competitive compensation, conference funding support, and opportunities for overseas research attachments. Applications are due on April 1, 2018 (late submissions might be considered). For further information, please contact Dr. Stefano Galelli (stefano_galelli@sutd.edu.sg) or visit http://esd.sutd.edu.sg/academics/phd-program/