PhD in the area of Industry 4.0 Digital Twin for Offshore Wind Farms

PhD in the area of Industry 4.0 Digital Twin for Offshore Wind Farms


PhD within the space of Trade 4.0 Digital Twin for Offshore Wind Farms

On the Division of ICT and Pure Sciences, we’ve a emptiness for a Ph.D. candidate within the space of business 4.0 digital twin for offshore wind farms.

The time period digital twin refers to a digital illustration of a bodily asset enough to fulfill the necessities of focused use circumstances. Digital twins can be utilized through the conceptualization, design, and engineering phases of a brand new asset and through the operation and upkeep phases of an asset (e.g. for power manufacturing optimization, predictive upkeep, simulation, high quality administration). Safety, system integration, interoperability, and connectivity are basic facets for belongings aiming to leverage the idea of digital twin. This presupposes the standardization of interfaces and information codecs, information-modelling, communication, and established open standardized architectures within the business. Varied associations supported by quite a few industrial enterprises are collaborating in the direction of the institution and maturation of requirements for digitalization within the business.

A most important problem in asset-heavy industrial corporations isn’t the shortage of digital representations of services and gear; there are large quantities of information round. The problem is that the asset information (i.e. numerous items of the digital twin) is partly locked into a number of totally different information techniques/functions the place the info is outlined purely for the appliance goal utilizing their very own language, data fashions, interfaces, and entry regimes – with restricted standardization. Among the many totally different standardization and interoperability initiatives, Asset Administration Shell (AAS), a key idea of Plattform Industrie 4.0 and adopted by the Industrial Digital Twin Affiliation (IDTA), proposes a standardized digital illustration of commercial belongings enabling digital twins and interoperability between automated industrial techniques and Cyber Bodily System (CPS).

The thought of this mission is to leverage using AAS for digital twin growth of offshore wind farms. The PhD pupil will examine present functions of AAS in different industries that might be related for wind farms, chance to switch AAS studying and options from different industries. Basically, this job ought to have a look at the alternatives of utilizing the AAS framework within the offshore wind business and spotlight attainable challenges for implementation, which embrace structure design, information necessities, predictive analytics, data modeling, and simulation and visualization options for asset administration and predictive upkeep. Moreover, the PhD pupil might be anticipated to implement prototypes of simulation and visualization options primarily based on Digital twin (AAS-based).

This PhD mission is part of the PERSEUS doctoral programme: A collaboration between NTNU- Norway’s largest college, 11 top-level educational companions in 8 European nations, and eight industrial companions inside sectors of excessive societal relevance.

Inside PERSEUS we’ll recruit 40 PhD candidates who need to contribute to a sensible, protected and sustainable future. We’re in search of extremely expert PhD candidates motivated to method societal challenges inside one of many following thematic areas:

  • Huge information and AI
  • Digital Twins
  • Web of Issues
  • Prolonged Actuality
  • Data and Cyber Safety

All members within the PERSEUS community convey distinctive and essential qualities with them into the doctoral programme. The PERSEUS PhD candidates could have the chance to collaborate with researchers within the associate establishments and in different mission consortia, and profit from these collaborative analysis and schooling actions.

As a part of the PERSEUS group you’ll work alongside different extremely motivated and proficient PhD candidates and researchers. Additionally, you will have entry to the information base, state-of-the-art analysis infrastructure, and impression orientation of the companions within the group.

Along with your schooling and growth inside the thematic analysis space, you’ll acquire transferable expertise inside mission growth and administration, science communication, analysis ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial considering, in addition to fundamental college didactics.

As a PERSEUS PhD candidate, you may be employed by NTNU. Throughout your keep, you’ll do a 2-3 month worldwide keep in Germany, and a 1-2 month nationwide stick with Equinor, one of the PERSEUS companions. This may permit you to prolong your community inside academia and business, and to find out about your analysis space from an educational, innovation, and societal perspective.

The period of the PhD employment is 36 months

Beginning gross wage is 491 200 NOK/yr (equal to approx. 50.133 EUR/yr by the alternate fee of Might 2021)

We’re in search of PhD candidates from all nationalities, who need to contribute to our quest to create information for a greater world. PERSEUS recruits candidates in response to the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. candidates can not have spent greater than 12 months in Norway over the last 3 years.

We consider in truthful and open processes. All functions might be thought-about by way of a clear analysis process, with unbiased observers concerned.

You’ll report back to Professor Agus Hasan as the principle scientific supervisor of the analysis.

The place’s working place is NTNU campus in Ålesund.

We sit up for welcome you to the PERSEUS group.

Duties of the place

  • develop digital twin answer within the context of business 4.0 for wind farms;
  • enterprise the mandatory programs (30 ECTS) as a part of the PhD programme;
  • submitting an utility for admission and a analysis plan no later than 3 months after the employment;
  • conducting prime quality analysis and report progress frequently and in settlement with the supervisors.

Required choice standards

  • Worldwide mobility necessities: Candidates of any age and any nationality might be eligible so far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, particularly, the candidates should not have resided or carried out their most important exercise (work, research, and so on.) within the nation of the host group (Norway) for greater than 12 months within the 3 years instantly earlier than the decision deadline of PERSEUS.
  • Training necessities: 5 years of upper schooling (BSC and MSC) or schooling equal to (300 ECTS). The grade necessities are B or increased (primarily based on NTNU’s grading scale). Training should be documented by diploma complement or equal documentation in English and embrace an outline of the tutorial system. Worldwide Relations do require Chinese language diplomas to be verified utilizing CHSI. The NTNU Workplace of Worldwide Relations will consider levels and diplomas.
  • Language ability necessities: The candidates might be requested to supply proof of excellent English language expertise, written and spoken. The next certificates could also be used as such proof: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificates in Superior English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificates of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Data Management: The PhD candidates who, primarily based on a complete first-hand evaluation, may come into battle with laws governing exports of data, know-how and providers won’t advance farther from the primary stage within the recruitment course of. For additional data, please seek advice from the Export Management Act.

As well as, the candidate will need to have:

  • educational background in laptop science, cybernetics engineering, power sources engineering, or different related engineering background,
  • sturdy programming expertise, e.g., C++ and Python,
  • potential to thrive and contribute to the work atmosphere,
  • potential to work together and cooperate with actors in business, academia, and authorities.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the laws in power regarding State Staff and Civil Servants and Rules in regards to the levels of Philosophiae Physician (PhD) and Philosodophiae Physician (PhD) in inventive analysis nationwide pointers for appointment as PhD, submit physician and analysis assistant  

Most well-liked choice standards

  • hands-on expertise in information and data modeling,
  • work expertise from related business, particularly DevOps and wind power enterprise is strongly favored,
  • expertise with information administration and visualization software program.

Private traits

  • be scientifically curious and open to new analysis challenges,
  • show independence and persistence in addressing technical issues,
  • potential to work independently but in addition in a group,
  • dedication and supply with respect to deadlines.

We provide

Wage and circumstances

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are usually remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 each year earlier than tax, relying on {qualifications} and seniority. From the wage, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The interval of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD place requires that you’re admitted to the PhD programme in Pc Science inside three months of employment, and that you simply take part in an organized PhD programme through the employment interval.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the laws in power regarding State Staff and Civil Servants, and the acts referring to Management of the Export of Strategic Items, Providers and Expertise. Candidates who by evaluation of the appliance and attachment are seen to battle with the factors within the latter legislation might be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you need to assume that there could also be modifications within the space of labor.

It’s a prerequisite you might be current at and accessible to the establishment each day.

Concerning the utility

The appliance and supporting documentation for use as the idea for the evaluation should be in English.

Publications and different scientific work should observe the appliance. Please be aware that functions are solely evaluated primarily based on the knowledge obtainable on the appliance deadline. You need to make sure that your utility reveals clearly how your expertise and expertise meet the factors that are set out above.

Please submit your utility electronically through Jobbnorge web site. Purposes submitted elsewhere/incomplete functions won’t be thought-about. Candidates should add the next paperwork inside the time limit:

  • CV together with data related for the {qualifications}, submitted along with an identification doc
  • Title, present affiliation and e-mail deal with of at the very least 2 individuals that may present reference for you
  • Licensed copies of educational diplomas and transcripts and the reference letter
  • Candidates from universities exterior of Norway might be requested to ship a diploma complement (or an identical doc) which describes in particulars the research and grading system, and the rights for additional research related to the obtained diploma. Chinese language candidates are required to supply affirmation of Grasp Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • A analysis curiosity description (most 2 pages) that features a brief presentation of the motivation for a PhD research, suitability for the place and the applicant’s view in the direction of listed analysis challenges in addition to the theoretical and methodological method to the challenges.
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works might be thought-about. Whether it is tough to establish your contribution to joint works, you need to connect a short description of your participation.

If all, or elements, of your schooling has been taken overseas, we additionally ask you to connect documentation of the scope and high quality of your total schooling, each bachelor’s and grasp’s schooling, along with different increased schooling. Description of the documentation required might be discovered right here. If you have already got a press release from NOKUT, please connect this as effectively.

Within the analysis of which candidate is greatest certified, emphasis might be positioned on schooling, expertise and private suitability.

NTNU is dedicated to following analysis standards for analysis high quality in response to The San Francisco Declaration on Analysis Evaluation – DORA.

Normal data

Working at NTNU

A very good work atmosphere is characterised by range. We encourage certified candidates to use, no matter their gender, useful capability or cultural background.

The town of Ålesund, with its inhabitants of fifty 000, will give you loads of alternatives to discover a area of Norway that’s well-known for its lovely surroundings with excessive mountains and blue fjords. Ålesund itself, with its Artwork Nouveau structure, is by many thought-about to be probably the most lovely metropolis in Norway! The Norwegian welfare state, together with healthcare, colleges, kindergartens and total equality, might be the perfect of its sort on the planet.

As an worker at NTNU, you need to always adhere to the modifications that the event within the topic entails and the organizational modifications which are adopted.

In accordance with The Public Data Act (Offentleglova), your title, age, place and municipality could also be made public even in case you have requested to not have your title entered on the checklist of candidates.

In case you have any questions concerning the place, please contact Professor Agus Hasan, phone: +47 93461014, e-mail: or Affiliate Professor Francesco Scibilia, e-mail: In case you have any questions concerning the recruitment course of, please contact Maren Skuterud Rasmussen, e-mail:

If you’re invited for interview you need to embrace licensed copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please seek advice from the appliance quantity 2021/43838 when making use of.

Software deadline: 30.09.2021

NTNU – information for a greater world

NTNU – information for a greater world

The Norwegian College of Science and Expertise (NTNU) creates information for a greater world and options that may change on a regular basis life.

Division of ICT and Pure Sciences

Our campus in Ålesund works in a partnership with business that’s in a category of its personal amongst Norwegian universities. This ensures a sensible focus for our research programmes, whereas they’re firmly anchored in trendy concept. The Division affords programmes in automation engineering, laptop engineering, electrical energy techniques, simulation and visualization. Our analysis areas embrace autonomous vessels, robotics, cybernetics, medical know-how and well being informatics, and synthetic intelligence. The Division of ICT and Pure Sciences is one among seven departments within the School of Data Expertise and Electrical Engineering .

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