Deadline: February 17, 2012
Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position starting summer 2012, within the field of optimal design at DTU Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark. The PhD project is funded through the research grant NextTop by the Villum foundation.
NextTop is a four-year research project aiming at developing the next generation of topology optimization tools for large-scale optimization of engineering structures. NextTop is a collaboration between DTU Mechanical Engineering, DTU Informatics, and DTU Wind Energy.
The purpose of the PhD project is to develop, implement, and benchmark efficient and robust optimization methods which can utilize the particular mathematical structure of large-scale optimal design problems. The project will focus on solving structural topology optimization problems with continuous variables by second order methods.
Candidates should have a master’s degree in applied mathematics or engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in applied mathematics or engineering. Candidates should have relevant qualifications within one or more of the following areas:
Numerical optimization (mathematical programming)
The finite element method
Large scale scientific computing
Applied Functional Analysis
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Mathias Stolpe email@example.com, +45 2151 8240 or Professor Ole Sigmund firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 4525 4256.
You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on vindenergi.dtu.dk.