Two new PhD positions at KTH Energy Systems

Two new PhD positions available at KTH division of Energy Systems in Stockholm, Sweden, with supervision from Prof. Viktoria Martin, Assoc. Prof. Dilip Khatiwada, PhD. Docent (Reader) and Assist. Prof. Maryna Henrysson:

Doctoral student in Integrated Energy System Analysis for Sustainable Development

The division of Energy Systems (dES) within the Department of Energy Technology at KTH has received a grant from the Horizon Europe project EPIC AFRICA. The project aims to support the development of robust energy systems in sub-Saharan Africa, taking into account sustainable development in all its dimensions. For this purpose, the project works with stakeholder collaboration and system optimization of the Volta and Tana River resources, to support both energy extraction through hydropower and agricultural development in the regions. As a PhD student, you will mainly work with resource optimization in long-term scenarios to investigate sustainable ways to develop electricity production, possibly with hydrogen storage, sustainable use of water resources, and active agriculture. The models are built in the OSeMOSYS tool, are based on linear programming and open source code.

Doctoral student in Energy and Environmental Systems

This research project aims at developing integrated actions and feasible solutions for a circular recovery model for managing municipal solid waste (MSW) in cities. There is an urgency to design and implement a circular recovery model for making urban economies viable and carbon neutral. The project delves into the value chains of MSW, encompassing various stages such as generation, resource recovery, collection, conversion technologies, and the creation of businesses and markets. The project addresses the question of how cities can effectively tackle economic and environmental challenges to minimize their impact in a world with finite resources.
You will be responsible for the following tasks: (a) to analyze the techno-economic analysis of waste-to-energy conversion technologies, (b) to identify best practices for the management of MSW in a circularity concept, (c) to develop a scenario-based geospatial and optimal model for an integrated assessment of the circular recovery model, and (d) to showcase a net zero-waste road map for viable smart cities.