A Research Platform for Singapore

Research Associate (Alternative Energy Supply for Singapore)

Department:Electrification Suite & Test Lab
Posted Date:16 October 2019
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term (6 months)

Project Title: Alternative Energy Supply for Singapore

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).

In 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.

The research group Electrification Suite & Test Lab (ESTL) in TUMCREATE works on integration of electric vehicles into the grid and on decarbonising Singapore’s power supply.


A research project has been established to analyse alternative energy supply options for Singapore. Being a small city state, Singapore’s only option to reduce the carbon footprint of its power generation system is installation of solar photovoltaics, e.g. on buildings or floating islands. However, the sur­rounding countries offer a huge potential of renewable sources of energy. Recently, Australia’s pot­ential for solar power has aroused interest as well. Singapore could reduce its carbon footprint by im­porting electricity from its neighbouring countries or energy carriers produced from renewable energies.

The goal of this project is to analyse the potential of renewable energies in Southeast Asia and Australia and assess various opportunities to import electricity or energy carriers to Singapore. Cost and emission reduction of the different options shall be determined and recommendations for implementation shall be given.

What we expect from you

  • Very good knowledge of energy systems, renewable energies, modelling and
  • optimisation
  • Proficiency in Python and GIS systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures

What we offer

  • An attractive salary
  • Exposure to the state-of-the-art research topics
  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment
  • Guidance by researchers from world-renowned universities
  • Opportunity to publish in international journals and conferences
  • Multicultural and dynamic working atmosphere

Enquires and How To Apply
Please send your complete application including cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to tobias.massier@tum-create.edu.sg.