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6G Radio Communication Architecture Design

6G is expected to be characterized by extreme densification of the network, a cell-free network to offer seamless quality of service and reliable coverage. At the same time ORAN alliance, its flexible and virtualized open radio access network opens up ways to innovate new methods empowered by artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize time-resources.

Research field: Information and Communication Technology
Supervisor: Muhammad Alam
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Information Technologies
Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Labour market outcomes and individual health: Institutional challenges under changing world of work

The position combines PhD studies with research related and other tasks as Early Stage Researcher, working under the guidance of the supervisor and senior research group members.

Research field: Economics and Business Administration
Supervisor: Aaro Hazak
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Business and Governance
Department of Economics and Finance
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Variable gain switching cells with integrated magnetic components

TalTech School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics is offering a 4-year PhD position in the Field of Applied Power Electronics.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Andrii Chub
Dmitri Vinnikov
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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The Future of Service: A Critical Examination

The project belongs to the general area of Service Management and Marketing, but is – more specifically – positioned at the meeting point of Service, Relationship, and Strategic Marketing as well as Data Management and / or Data Mining. Most importantly, the project seeks to build upon and extend critical scholarship on services.

Research field: Economics and Business Administration
Supervisor: Edward Kasabov
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Business and Governance
Department of Business Administration
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Cross-Layer Self-Health Management for Intelligent Autonomous Systems

The PhD project aims at new cross-layer reliability and self-health awareness technology for tomorrow's intelligent autonomous systems and IoT edge devices.

Research field: Information and Communication Technology
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Maksim Jenihhin
Dr. Artur Jutman
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Information Technologies
Department of Computer Systems
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Algebraic theories of cellular automata over concrete categories

The project's aim is to develop and implement a framework for cellular automata over concrete categories, expanding on the work by Capobianco and Uustalu (2010) and Behrisch et al. (2017).

Research field: Information and Communication Technology
Supervisors: Dr. Tarmo Uustalu
Dr. Silvio Capobianco
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Information Technologies
Department of Software Science
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Theory and practice of symbolic automata

Symbolic finite automata extend classical automata by allowing infinite alphabets. This PhD project explores theoretical as well as practical aspects of symbolic automata, and the role of atoms of regular languages for the automata in the symbolic setting.

Research field: Information and Communication Technology
Supervisors: Dr. Hellis Tamm
Dr. Hendrik Maarand
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Information Technologies
Department of Software Science
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Concept of Isolated Universal Bidirectional Converters for Electric Vehicle Applications

The main goal of this work is to develop the isolated bidirectional power electronic converter for EV application which realizes universal onboard charger.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Dmitri Vinnikov
Oleksandr Husev
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Advanced Control methods for Residential Energy Router

The goal of this research consists of the development of the advanced control techniques for ER taking into account high-switching frequency operation and high power density. The control must be extremely reliable and robust and suitable for industrial application.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Dmitri Vinnikov
Oleksandr Husev
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Industrial Strategy and Competitiveness Research Using Innovative Data Analytics

A research team working on industrial strategy and competitiveness using innovative data analytical methods and tools is looking for a PhD student interested in economic complexity and global value chains. The PhD student would join the two on-going international projects, carried out in co-operation with outstanding research partners.

Research field: Economics and Business Administration
Supervisors: Tarmo Kalvet
Marek Tiits
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Business and Governance
Department of Business Administration
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Waste-to-resource: eggshells as a source for next generation biomaterials for bone regeneration

The aim of this project is to covert egg shells and their constituents into bulk amorphous calcium phosphate for biomedical applications. The consolidation of the amorphous precursor may be carried out using powder technology and/or additive manufacturing technologies to produce micrometer sized interconnected porosity.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisors: Prashanth Konda Gokuldoss
Jayaraj Jayamani
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Development of 3D printed engineered living materials for growth-decoupled biochemicals production

The aim of the project is to develop 3D-printing enabled engineered living materials for biochemicals production. This project envisions development of a portable, reusable, on-demand technology platform for biochemicals production. The scaled-up flow-biochemistry platform could be deployed for additive manufacturing in biotechnology industry.

Research field: Chemistry and Biotechnology
Supervisors: Petri-Jaan Lahtvee
Rahul Kumar
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Yeast synthetic biology for oleochemical and speciality lipid production

This project aims to further develop a synthetic biology toolbox for non-conventional yeast Rhodotorula toruloides, and engineer these yeasts to accumulate and secrete high levels of oleochemicals and speciality lipids.

Research field: Chemistry and Biotechnology
Supervisors: Petri-Jaan Lahtvee
Nemailla Bonturi
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Target identification and drug repurposing using heterobivalent constructs

PhD studentship in Chemistry and Biotechnology program in Pavel Starkov group (https://www.starkov.group)

Research field: Chemistry and Biotechnology
Supervisor: Dr. Pavel Starkov
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Steel-bonded “green” hardmetals for wear applications

Research and development of novel "green" WC-based hardmetals with Fe-based binders as alternative for widely used Co binders. Improving understanding of structure formation of novel hardmetals during high temperature treatment. Developing production technologies (conventional and also additive menufacturing) of "green" WC-based hardmetals.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Dr. Kristjan Juhani
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Data integration and simulation in urban digital twins for the support of planning, collaborative processes and citizen participation

The Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) invites applicants for a 4-year PhD position in the field of architecture and urban studies. The PhD candidate will join the GreenTwins project (2021–23). The PhD project will continue after the GreenTwins project is finalised in May 2023. This PhD position is full-time and fully funded as part of the GreenTwins pilot project, which is developed as part of the establishing of FinEst Centre for Smart Cities and carried out in the framework of the project “Smart City Centre of Excellence” financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Estonian Ministry of Research and Education. GreenTwins is a collaboration between TalTech, Aalto University, City of Tallinn, City of Helsinki and High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart. The four-year PhD position will make it possible to conduct research under the supervision of experienced professors and in a multidisciplinary team of motivated researchers.

Research field: Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fabian Dembski
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Self-driving vehicle behaviour in complex urban environments

The main objective of the research is to investigate safe, reliable, and open autonomous vehicle driving algorithms for low-speed application in complex urban environments.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Dr. Raivo Sell
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Low carbon renovation solutions in the Northern climate

The PhD project examines the GHG emissions of the alternative renovation solutions in the Northern climate, where the energy demand for heating of spaces is a dominating component in energy consumption of buildings. In order to adapt to climate change and the expected extreme weather conditions of the future, more attention needs to be paid on the control of the external heat load in residential buildings. The PhD project applies the LCA methodology to examine the climate impacts of renovation, with a specific focus on the solutions of architectural design, including critical evaluation of the methodology and its limitations. Long-term renovation goals should not only concentrate on the operational energy use, but apply a holistic approach for aiming to reduce the GHG emissions considering renovation life cycle impacts.

Research field: Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Targo Kalamees
Prof. Dr. Kimmo Lylykangas
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Modelling of signal propagation in nerve axons

The aim of this project is to understand the role of mechanical and thermal effects in signal propagation in nerve axons. The proposed study is mostly related to mathematical modelling and numerical experiments.

Research field: Physical Sciences
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Andrus Salupere
Dr. Tanel Peets
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Cybernetics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Underwater Ambient Noise Modelling and Monitoring

Underwater ambient noise (AN) is caused by multiple natural and anthropogenic sources and is a random process. Statistical methods help to assess AN spatial distribution in the ocean depending on environmental conditions and physical properties of the water column. The aim of this project is to derive these properties from the AN monitoring data.

Research field: Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aleksander Klauson
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Wave propagation in felt-like viscoelastic media

The aim of this project is to investigate the properties of strain wave propagation through natural and synthetic felts. The proposed study is mostly related to mathematical modelling and numerical experiments.

Research field: Physical Sciences
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Andrus Salupere
Dr. Dmitri Kartofelev
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Cybernetics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Hygrothermal performance of energy activated external thermal insulation composite system

The main goal of this project is to develop hygrothermal performance of the Energy Activated External Thermal Insulation Composite System for building envelope, by combination of traditional low thermal conductivity insulation system with high heat capacity phase change material and flexible photovoltaic system generating electrical power.

Research field: Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Targo Kalamees
Dr. Simo Ilomets
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Design and antimicrobial profiling of silver- and copper-chitosan nanocomposites for biomedical applications

The PhD project aims to design novel silver- and copper-chitosan nanocomposites for biomedical applications, such as wound-dressings and implants, and identify the nanocomposites physicochemical properties yielding the highest antimicrobial efficiency with no adverse side effects to humans.

Research field: Chemistry and Biotechnology
Supervisors: Mariliis Sihtmäe
Dr. Kaja Kasemets
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: National Institute Of Chemical Physics And Biophysics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Places matter: examining the overlooked geographies of smart city transitions

The Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) invites applicants for a 4-year PhD position in the field of Urban Innovation and Smart City Development. The PhD candidate is expected to apply qualitative research methods to develop new insights into the unfolding, assemblage, and governance mechanisms of smart city transitions, but with a focus on the Global South and small urban contexts - the overlooked geographies of smart city transitions. This PhD position is full-time and fully funded. Funding for this PhD Project is provided by the Horizon 2020 European project FinEst Twins (Funded under: H2020-EU.4a, Overall value: €32 million, Duration: 2019-2026). The PhD position is part of this prestigious European project, which aims at establishing a new multidisciplinary Smart City Center of Excellence in Estonia and is the result of a joint venture between Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Aalto University (Finland), and Forum Virium Helsinki (Finland). Hosted at TalTech, the Smart City Center of Excellence will boost smart city research and translate scientific results into real-life innovations, by supporting the design, experimentation, and scale up of user-driven smart city solutions to urban challenges. In order to achieve this aim, the Center will mobilize all leading smart city actors and stakeholders in Estonia and facilitate the establishment of innovation partnerships with the counterparts from the Helsinki region, in an effort to capitalize on the scientific research, innovation and entrepreneurship potential of the Finnish-Estonian macro region. The Center will also establish solid collaborations with existing world-leading smart city centers. The four-year PhD position at TalTech will make it possible to conduct research under the supervision of experienced professors and researchers working in the field of smart city transitions. The proposed project is highly international, and the successful candidate will have the possibility to engage with a broad network of leading universities and research centers which are already collaborating with the supervisory team. These collaborations include representatives of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London, Copenhagen Business School, City University of Hong Kong, The University of Edinburgh and Erasmus University Rotterdam, just to name a few.

Research field: Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Luca Mora
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Sustainable smart city transitions in the education sector: the case of higher education institutions

The Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) invites applicants for a 4-year PhD position in the field of Urban Innovation and Smart City Development. The PhD candidate is expected to apply qualitative research methods to develop new insights into the unfolding, assemblage, and governance mechanisms of smart city transitions, with a specific focus on higher education institutions.

Research field: Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Luca Mora
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Production potential of mussels and algae in the Estonian coastal waters and their valorization

Novel aquaculture activities such as macroalgal and mussel farming could be a promising measure for eutrophication control in the brackish Baltic Sea. The aim is to develop Baltic Sea region specific macroalgae and mussel production and valorization technologies to create novel feed and food products of these small-sized plants and animals.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisors: Ulla Tapaninen
Jonne Kotta
Loreida Timberg
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: Estonian Maritime Academy
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Fabrication and characterization of Sb2Se3-based bifacial solar cells

Sb2Se3-based solar cells are exhibiting promising perspectives, with a record efficiency above 10%. This PhD project is about finding the way in controlling electrical conductivity type and magnitude and the buffer layer for controlling electrical charge transport to/from Sb2Se3 by theoretical and experimental methods.

Research field: Chemical and Materials Technology
Supervisors: Nicolae Spalatu
Smagul Karazhanov
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Materials and Environmental Technology
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Valorizing low-quality wood species into innovative multilayer engineered wood products

TalTech Laboratory of Wood Technology is offering a PhD position to a well-qualified individual to work on a research project to design innovative multilayer engineered wood products from low-quality wood species. The PhD student will be employed part-time as an early-stage researcher.

Research field: Chemical and Materials Technology
Supervisors: Jaan Kers
Anti Rohumaa
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Materials and Environmental Technology
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Effect of GHG regulations to shipping and port business and operations

Maritime transport is on the verge of a big change to reduce its carbon emissions. The aim of the doctoral research project is to analyse the present shipping business, and to study how new strict GHG regulations and consecutive actions will affect the shipping and port business models and operations.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Ulla Tapaninen
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: Estonian Maritime Academy
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Inverse problems for wave equations with generalized fractional derivatives

Study of inverse problems to determine inhomogeneities of media whose motion is governed by wave equations involving generalized fractional derivatives in principal terms.

Research field: Physical Sciences
Supervisor: Jaan Janno
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Cybernetics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Selective laser sintering of bio-inspired composite structures

This PhD position is being offered to a researcher ready to be involved in additive manufacturing through selective laser sintering of composite materials in-situ reinforced by ceramic phase. The principal of bio-mimicry will be applied to the designed structures to ensure their high wear resistance.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Irina Hussainova
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Design and Development of AC Grid Interface Converter for Residential DC Microgrids

The Ph.D. project is focused on the study of power electronic solutions for Grid Interface Converter that would meet the requirements of the DC microgrid and provide effective coupling with the AC distribution grid. The study will cover both well-known topological configurations as well as emerging single-stage solutions.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Andrii Blinov
Indrek Roasto
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Tracking molecular movement to unravel diffusion barriers in cardiac cells

This is an interdisciplinary project combining physics and biology to study the intracellular environment in the heart muscle. Through the development of cutting-edge experimental and data analysis approaches, it is expected to reveal intracellular environment properties that govern molecular movements and shape its physiology.

Research field: Physical Sciences
Supervisors: Rikke Nielsen
Marko Vendelin
Martin Laasmaa
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Science
Department of Cybernetics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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Methodology for Diagnostics of Energy Storage Systems Based on System Digital Representation

The PhD candidate will learn about the Digital Twin (DT) concept and its possible application in portable Energy Storage Systems (ESS) within this thesis. Department will provide the necessary equipment to develop a test bench and DT. Candidate will be responsible for developing, verifying, and implementing the models of different ESS components.

Research field: Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Supervisors: Anton Rassõlkin
Toomas Vaimann
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2021 00:00 and September 30, 2021 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)

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