Internship: Methods and Tools for Parallel Energy System Simulation


Advertising division: IEK-10 - Energy Systems Engineering
Reference number: 2021M-019, Mathematics, Physics

Internship: Methods and Tools for Parallel Energy System Simulation

IEK-10 focuses on the optimal design and operation of integrated, decentralized energy systems with a high share of renewable energy. Computer simulation and numerical optimization are our essential tools to arrive at efficient, reliable and cost-effective solutions. We contribute both to the development of mathematical models and to the development of improved simulation methods and optimization algorithms. Our methods and software-tools are validated against operating data of real systems. Furthermore, we conduct comprehensive case studies in order to test and further improve the scalability and the performance of our models and algorithms. Specially adapted methods and codes enable us to exploit the potential of high performance computing with the aim of solving particularly large and complex problems.

Scope of the Internship:
A successful energy transition requires new and efficient simulation methods for large scale power systems, also illustrating interactions between different parts of multi-modal grids. Your goal will be the development and combination of such methods with parallel computing and their application to real-world grids.

Your Profile:

  • You are a student with very good background in Mathematics, Physics, or a comparable subject
  • Knowledge of and interest in numerical methods and analysis
  • Good knowledge of and some experience in a programming language, preferably C++ or Python
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Interest in developing new and exciting methods

Our Profile:

  • Highly motivated scientists of different subject areas working together
  • Interdisciplinary work combining physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering
  • Intensive supervision by one or more experienced and helpful colleague(s)
  • Friendly and welcoming work environment

There is a salary and, due to the SARS-CoV-2 regulations, work is done in the home office. All necessary equipment (computers etc.) is provided. We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from everyone! If you are interested, please send us your complete application.

Julius Strake
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung – Modellierung von Energiesystemen (IEK-10)
52425 Jülich

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