Wholesale market participation of large industrial loads


PhD students and Post-doctoral Research Fellows wanted for studies of wholesale market participation of large industrial loads at the Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia

This project will examine how a large industrial load might provide enhanced wholesale electricity market services. Optimal economic performance for the industrial load is sought, trading off production costs with the benefits of enhanced wholesale market service provision.

This project will be undertaken by a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team including the following people.

Prof. Robin Batterham, AO, Chemical Engineering
Prof. Michael Brear, Melbourne Energy Institute
Dr. Matthew Jeppesen, Honorary Fellow, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Paul Webley, Chemical Engineering

Post-doctoral Research Fellows and PhD students Wanted 

We are currently looking for an outstanding post-doctoral research fellow and a PhD student to work on this project. These people should ideally have strength in at least one of the following areas.

  • process engineering;
  • applied chemistry or physics;
  • optimisation of energy systems.

We note that experience in the above is not essential, and talented scientists and engineers with a strong case are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in working on one of more of these projects, please email Ms. Ruby Brown ruby.brown@unimelb.edu.au by Friday 14th December, 2018 with the following information.

Prospective PhD students 

  • a 1-2 page .pdf statement detailing why this specific project interests you
  • a .pdf copy of your CV, including the contact details of three referees
  • .pdf copies of your Bachelor’s and (if applicable) Master’s transcripts

Prospective Post-doctoral Research Fellows 

  • a 1-2 page .pdf statement detailing which specific project/s above interest you and why
  • a .pdf copy of your CV, including the contact details of three referees

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