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PhD Position in Decarbonization for the Built Environment with Hydrogen

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The Challenge

The built environment consumes a significant amount of energy, and as a result, it is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. With the increasing demand for clean and sustainable energy sources, hydrogen has emerged as a promising candidate for the built environment.

This Ph.D. vacancy aims to investigate the role of hydrogen in the built environment and evaluate its potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing efficiency. The goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the potential of hydrogen-based building energy systems. The expected outcome of this research will enable building designers, engineers, and decision-makers to make informed decisions regarding the adoption of hydrogen in the built environment.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and motivated Ph.D. researcher to join our team in exploring the potential of hydrogen as an energy carrier in the built environment. As a researcher, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to sustainable energy solutions by analyzing hydrogen technologies, developing decarbonization strategies, and conducting techno-economic and environmental impact analyses.

This is a unique opportunity to work on a cutting-edge research project with a talented team, access state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and receive a competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are a talented and motivated individual looking to make a real difference in the world, then apply for this Ph.D. research position today and join our team. Together, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency in the built environment and create a sustainable future for generations to come.

Your profile

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional, and ambitious colleague;
  • You are an outstanding MS graduate in the field of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline with a proven affinity to multidisciplinary assignments;
  • You have familiarity with energy systems and sustainability concepts;
  • You have a solid and demonstrable background related to hydrogen production, storage, and utilization;
  • You have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character;
  • You have proficiency in programming, mathematical modeling, and simulation tools, preferably with experience in optimization techniques;
  • You have strong analytical, problem-solving, and writing skills;
  • You can work in a multidisciplinary team of researchers coming from various branches of science and industry;
  • You have good communication skills and a sound project approach;
  • You speak and write fluent English;
  • You have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Our offer

  • A full-time 4-year Ph.D. position;
  • We provide excellent mentorship and a stimulating international research environment with excellent facilities;
  • A professional and personal development program within Graduate School Twente;
  • A starting salary of € 2.541 in the first year and a salary of € 3.247 in the fourth year gross per month;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • A minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment;
  • A dynamic and international environment, combining the benefits of academic research with a topic of high industrial relevance;
  • Full status as an employee at the UT, including pension and health care benefits;
  • Excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment, and a lively green campus.

Information and application

If you have any questions about the Ph.D. vacation, please get in touch with Canan Acar at

To apply for this Ph.D. research position, You can apply for this position by April 15th, 2023, by clicking the ‘apply now’ button below. Please include:

  • A cover letter of at most 1 page A4, explaining specific interests, the motivation for the application, and why you qualify for this position
  • Your updated CV, including contact information for at least two academic references
  • Copies of your academic transcripts from your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • Title and abstract of your Master’s project/thesis
  • Any additional supporting documents, such as publications or research experience

Please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline. The first round of interviews is scheduled between May 1 and May 12. A possible second round of interviews will be scheduled when needed. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our team.

About the organisation

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

Job details

PhD Position in Decarbonization for the Built Environment with Hydrogen
Drienerlolaan 5 Enschede, Netherlands
Application deadline
2023-04-15 23:59:59
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