PhD position: Interaction between Wind and Farms at University of Twente

The Faculty of Science & Technology seeks applications from young scholars for its PhD position ‘Interaction between Wind and Farms’.

Advancements in wind turbine technology have resulted in the growing use of wind energy to reduce carbon emissions. Modern wind turbines and wind farms are becoming so large that their performance is affected by atmospheric turbulence flow phenomena that are not yet well explored. In this PhD project, candidates will develop novel large-eddy simulation techniques to investigate the interaction between different wind farm clusters, as is for example planned in the North Sea region, and the interaction with large-scale weather phenomena.

Duration: A full-time employment for 4 years.


  • Gross monthly salary of € 2.395 in the first year, increasing each year up to € 3.061 in the fourth year.
  • The University provide a stimulating, modern research environment with world-class research facilities, including access to top supercomputers.
  • A personal development program within the Twente Graduate School, combined with excellent mentorship
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Between 29 and 41 leave days in case of full-time employment.
  • A conducive learning environment.

Job Requirements

The Faculty of Science & Technology seeks Wind and Farms at the University of Twente

  • Highly motivated early-career researchers with an excellent background in fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, computational physics, applied physics, or closely related areas!
  • Programming experience (Fortran, C/C, MATLAB, Python) is a plus.
  • Must enjoy working in an internationally oriented environment and contributing to the research of team-members.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and interest in sharing knowledge at conferences and meetings.
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Application Process

Applicants are to submit their information via the applicant button, including: 

  • A cover letter outlining their specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Transcripts from their Bachelor and Master degrees.
  • Contact information of two scientific staff members (one should be the supervisor of their MSc thesis project) who are willing to provide a recommendation letter at request.

To apply for the PhD position: Interaction between Wind and Farms, click here.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2021.

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