Research Associate (Alternative Energy Supply for Singapore)
Electrification Suite & Test Lab
16 October 2019
Open until filled
Fixed Term (6 months)
Project Title: Alternative Energy Supply for Singapore
About TUMCREATE 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.
Background 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
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
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