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The objectives of the PhD will be to model and study the spatio-temporal patterns in the flow of materials and energy, and how the integration of different FWE technologies impacts the city’s sustainable growth. With Dutch cities (eg. Amsterdam) as a case study, we will explore the emergence of urban metabolic models from data of resource use over many years, and explore future strategic change under different demographic, socio-economic, climate change scenarios.
This PhD is part of ENLARGE, a EUR 1.5m project funded through the Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus call jointly established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe.
The project coordinators are looking for highly talented and driven candidates, who
TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Edo Abraham, assistant professor, e-mail: email@example.com.
To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, proof of English language proficiency, abstract of your MSc thesis (1 page), a 1 page motivation about your ideas of an approach and methodology to optimize food-water-energy resources, to Recruitmentfirstname.lastname@example.org (mention vacancy number CiTG18.20). This should be done by 21st of May 2018. Please make sure to include in your document examples of projects in which you successfully demonstrate your mathematical modelling and technical and analytical skills.
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
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