Doktoratskolleg Energiesysteme 2030
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The doctoral college "Energy systems 2030 (ENSYS2030) has the objective to offer the participants a particularly structured and interdisciplinary education within the Key Research Area "Energy, Environment and Climate" of Vienna University of Technology (VUT). 10 PhD-positions are to be announced and funded within the project.

Why 2030? On the one hand, major changes based on technical innovations need time, hence implementation by 2020 seems unrealistic. On the other hand, changes must soon be developed or at least explored  in order to  have a strong impact by 2050. 2030 offers a balance between the time required for change and the urgency for which it is needed.

Leading international Experts agree that meeting the challenges in the field of „Energy, Environment and Climate“ requires comprehensive technological developments and investments in the nine themes of solar energy, wind energy, biomass utilization, storage technologies, electric grids, electric mobility, energy active buildings, carbon capture and storage and nuclear energy. 

The doctoral college ENSYS 2030 concentrates on four of these nine key themes: Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Electric Mobility and Energy Active Buildings.

The college has the objective to organize a high level interdisciplinary and internationally acknowledged research group on these four topics of future energy supply. The highly interdisciplinary faculty consists of ten professors for the faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Technical Chemistry, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Civil Engineering and Mathematics and Geoinformation. The research assignments are grouped into four work packages.