Post-doctoral position in the environment, energy and artificial intelligence at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, one of the leading universities in Europe.

Scholarship:  Fully funded
Degree:  PhD
Nationality: International Students
Location: Norwegian/Europe
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s leading national centre for engineering and technology, located in Trondheim, South Trøndelag county, and a member of the Nordic Five. NTNU traces its roots back to the establishment of the Trondheim Society in 1760, which was recognised by the Norwegian Royal Family in 1767 and renamed the Royal Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH).The NTH was merged with the Trondheim School of Arts and Sciences and the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology to form NTNU in 1996. In 2016, NTNU merged with Høgskolen i Gjøvik and Høgskolen i Ålesund to form the new Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as part of a public university merger programme implemented by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

NTNU is ranked 113th in the world in the 2022 QS World Rankings in Engineering and Technology. The sub-disciplines: Petroleum Engineering (37), Architecture (51-100) and Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering are ranked 101-150 in the world.

NTNU has had five alumni win Nobel Prizes, including the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

 Available Subjects:

  1. Position: Postdoctoral researcher on the topic of smart district heating and building energy supply
    This position is associated with the Department of Energy and Process Engineering and the Sustainable Energy Systems Group. The group has proven expertise in energy supply systems, building energy services and renewable energy. Research activities within the group cover building energy use, building energy supply, indoor environment, energy efficiency, building services, control and automation, energy planning, building performance modeling and simulation, energy storage, etc. FME Norway’s Zero Emission Community Research Center for Smart Cities (ZEN) and various national and international projects, such as IEA missions or EBC annexes. The group is responsible for the department’s HVAC lab.
    Deadline: March 1, 2023 Supply
  2. Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Land-based Negative Emissions
    It is becoming increasingly clear from the IPCC series of assessments that how we manage our land resources (agricultural systems and forestry) is critical to achieving the large scale negative emissions needed to stabilize temperature change at low levels. Afforestation, biochar, and bioenergy in combination with CCS (BECCS) are the most popular negative emissions technologies (NETs), but their potential, impacts (trade-offs), and opportunities (e.g., co-benefits) for sustainable deployment for large-scale production are unclear and vary largely by geography, socioeconomic conditions, and technology. Integrated sustainability analyses, in which life cycle assessments (LCAs) are combined with results from land availability scenarios and/or alternative socio-economic pathways from integrated assessment models (IAMs), are emerging as new tools to improve the quantification of climate change benefits from NETs. They also help support the optimization of NETs deployments to minimize the adverse side effects of increased competition for land and resources and to maximize co-benefits to achieve multiple sustainable development goals.
    Deadline: February 26, 2023 negative-emissions
  3. Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Liquid Hydrogen Technology
    The research will entail the use of ecological techno-economic analysis (eTEA) methods to evaluate candidate liquid hydrogen production and/or storage processes and systems in order to quantify the potential economic, environmental or socio-political value of various technologies compared to alternative solutions. Key study elements will include conceptual design, synthesis, and simulation of candidate commercial-scale liquid hydrogen production and/or storage processes with current technology readiness levels of 6 or lower; bottom-up economic analysis to estimate costs as a function of geography and market; dynamic life cycle assessment (LCA) of commercial supply chain implementation; and global assessment in the context of the sustainability triple bottom line.
    Deadline: February 21, 2023
  4. Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on the Ocean Grid in Grid Scaling Optimization
    The Ocean Grid project is part of the Norwegian government’s Green Platform program, which aims to develop cost-competitive energy technologies for international markets through research-based innovation. The main driver of this research is the ambition to reorient the Norwegian offshore industry from oil and gas based activities to offshore wind and hydrogen energy. The candidate will work on joint research projects in collaboration with leading energy companies and developers, suppliers and manufacturers, and research and innovation organizations.
    Deadline: February 15, 2023 optimisation
  5. Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Mineral Resources Supply
    The selected candidate for the postdoctoral position will work across disciplines to understand the real needs of our society for minerals and metals to meet the strategic needs and technologies required for the energy transition. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow should assess the sources and origins of these materials. An important question that should be investigated is what are the alternative sources for terrestrial mining. What is the potential for e-waste? Do historical deposits of tailings have unused potential? Should we extract from the deep sea?
    Deadline: February 22, 2023
  6. Positions: 2 Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) Postdoctoral Fellows
    These two positions are part of the European Horizon – Infra-2022-Tech-01 project called “SUBMERSE” (Submarine Cables for Research and Exploration). NTNU is one of the 24 partners in this project, which lasts 3 years. The overall goal of the project is to develop a new world-class research instrument that integrates existing infrastructure from European countries and pan-European and Pan-American institutions to disseminate SOP and DAS data. Both postdoctoral positions will be integrated into the Center for Geophysical Forecasting (CGF), one of Norway’s research-driven innovation centers, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and research and industry partners.
    Deadline: February 25, 2023
  7. Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Architectural Acoustics
    The Building Technology group is responsible for research and teaching of sustainable and functional building design, with a special focus on material use and building envelope. Building technology includes the engineering areas of building physics/energy use, fire engineering, and acoustics. In addition, the disciplines of climate adaptation, building materials, circular economy and environmental systems analysis are central to the group’s research. The group has laboratory collaborations with the SINTEF Community and the Acoustics Group of the NTNU Department of Electronic Systems.
    Deadline: February 26, 2023
  8. Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Hydraulic and Hydroelectric Structural Engineering
    This work will be carried out within the Hydraulic Research Group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering This department runs one of the largest hydraulic laboratories in Europe, the NTNU Hydraulic Technology Laboratory (NTNU HL), as part of a research project, teaching or commercial project on physical experiments on watercourses, hydraulics and hydroelectric structures as part of research projects, teaching or commercial projects.
    Deadline: February 26, 2023
  9. Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable Combustion
    Carbon-free fuels such as hydrogen will play a key role in our future energy system. They are used as energy storage media and can be produced from excess renewable energy sources or by capturing carbon from natural gas. Therefore, large-scale power generation using carbon-free fuels is desirable, and gas turbines are a promising technology. There are many challenges in the combustion of carbon-free fuels; in particular, undesired dynamic phenomena must be prevented. The successful candidate will work closely with experimental and numerical project partners to develop novel predictive modeling tools for this purpose.
    Deadline: February 26, 2023
  10. Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Sustainability and Circular Business Models
    We are looking for members of a research group to investigate how increased post-consumer waste content in aluminum affects manufacturing processes and new business models. You will participate in the recent research project AluGreen, owned by Norsk Hydro ASA and funded by the Norwegian Research Council and a consortium of 16 industry partners. In addition, you will be part of a larger research group that focuses on industrial innovation and the Digital Security and Connectivity Master program. The research group is part of an eight-year project on cybersecurity in key sectors in Norway and leads the human and organizational focus areas.
    Deadline: February 24, 2023
  11. Position: Postdoctoral position developing computer vision methods for real-time detection and classification
    We are now looking for Post.doc. researchers who can continue to develop synergies between machine/deep learning methods and high throughput imaging on microfluidic platforms. The goal is to develop real-time computer vision tools for detection, classification and tracking of droplets, bubbles and solids.
    Deadline: February 28, 2023 detection-and-classification
    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher using AI in staff recruitment
    This position is funded by NTNU and will be partially associated with a project focused on bias, discrimination, and inequity related to the use of AI in the hiring process. The project (“BIAS”) is funded by the European Union (EU) and is highly multidisciplinary in nature, and our department’s mission focuses on the design and implementation of AI-based decision support systems that can detect potentially unfair behavioral decisions, and the development of methods to mitigate or avoid unfair decisions.
    Deadline: February 26, 2023