A Research Platform for Singapore

Master Thesis / Internship (Advanced Power Flow Analysis Based on Climate Conditions)

Department:Electrification Suite & Test Lab
Posted Date:20 December 2018
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term (8 months)



Technical university of Munich - Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (TUMCREATE) is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE).


At TUMCREATE, over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers work together, led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.

More Information about TUMCREATE can be found by viewing our web pages at http://www.tum-create.edu.sg/ 


About This Position

ESTL at TUMCREATE puts an emphasis on the interaction of the electricity grid with advanced electrified public transport systems for Singapore. Ranging from charging infrastructure optimisation to demand side management and integration of renewable energies, ESTL covers many hierarchy levels of the electrification concept in the context of the major goals of TUMCREATE.


Objectives & Tasks

In this research, development of a three-phase power flow algorithm will be undertaken for advanced power system analysis that includes climate conditions. The research will involve:


  1. Development of basic understanding of three-phase power flow.
  2. Development of conventional three-phase power flow codes.
  3. Development of a novel three-phase power flow algorithm including climate conditions.
  4. Implementation of the codes in simulation software.
  5. Analysis of a test power network utilizing the developed algorithms.



  • Very good understanding of power transmission and distribution systems.
  • Very good programing skills
  • Good knowledge of MATLAB (other simulation tools will be considered as added benefit)
  • Prior experience in power flow algorithm coding/development will be highly beneficial
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills in both written and spoken English and work with people from different backgrounds and cultures


What We Offer

  • Financial support
  • Exposure to the state of the art research topics
  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment
  • Work with researchers from world-renowned universities
  • Personal development
  • Opportunity for publishing in international journals and conferences
  • Multicultural and dynamic working atmosphere



Arif Ahmed (arif.ahmed@tum-create.edu.sg)

How To Apply

Please feel free to send an email inquiring details of the research to Arif Ahmed at arif.ahmed@tum-create.edu.sg. Interested students are invited to apply by including cover letter, CV, University degrees and transcripts.


Thank you for your applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.