Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 36 months
Your work environment
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.
You will be part of the LIST Environmental Research and Innovation department
As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), the work of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department tackles some of the major environmental challenges our society is facing today, particularly climate change mitigation, sustainable energy systems and the efficient use of renewable resources.
The applicant will join the Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit of ERIN, which is developing knowledge, transferable technologies (e.g. software) and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability of human driven systems. Within the SUSTAIN Unit, the applicant will be incorporated in the Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) Group. The SES Group conducts research and develops innovative tools for the planning and operations of electric energy systems, with a specific focus on renewable energy integration in smart grids.
We are offering a full time 36 months postdoctoral researcher position in the topics of:
This project is concerned with the key challenge of maintaining the transmission power grid reliability, which is under the responsibility of transmission system operator (TSO).
A specific objective is to significantly enhance the SCOPF algorithms under the Alternative Current (AC) physical model. From mathematical perspective, this AC-SCOPF problem is computationally hard (due to intrinsic challenging features like huge size, non-linearity and non-convexity). The limitations of existing algorithms to solve the AC-SCOPF problem currently prevent agile/informed TSO decision-making under increasingly variable operating conditions and hamper thereby cost-efficient and reliable integration of RES.
A second objective is to develop a methodology to evaluate when reactive power reserves will become scarce and to re-think the reactive power plan.
The postdoctoral researcher will work in the project ML4SCOPF, funded jointly by FNRS Belgium and FNR Luxembourg, as a collaboration between University of Liège (PI: Prof. Louis Wehenkel) and LIST (PI: Florin Capitanescu) and will be responsible to: