Doctoral Student in Green H2-Electrolyser, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Postdoc in Spain

Doctoral Student in Green H2-Electrolyser: The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology is offering a unique doctoral scholarship under the Unite!Energy project funded by the DN-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). This program aims to develop models and control systems for H2-electrolyser-based industrial systems, enhancing their integration into future power systems. The successful candidate will be awarded a double PhD degree from UPC and KTH.

Doctoral Student in Green H2-Electrolyser Based Industrial Systems for Supporting Future Power Systems

Summary Table

Organisation/CompanyUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
DepartmentElectrical Engineering
Research FieldEngineering » Electrical engineering
Researcher ProfileFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
LocationBarcelona, Spain and Stockholm, Sweden
Application Deadline6 Jun 2024 – 18:00 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of ContractTemporary
Job StatusFull-time
Hours Per Week37.5
Starting Date1 Oct 2024
Funded by EUYes, through HE / MSCA (Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number 101119805)
SupervisorsProf. Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt (UPC) and Prof. Lina Bertling Tjernberg (KTH)
Salary34,375.68€ annually, plus 6,124€ family allowance if applicable


Doctoral Student in Green H2-Electrolyser Based Industrial Systems for Supporting Future Power Systems

Research Area

Engineering » Electrical Engineering


  • Primary: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • Secondary: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Industry Secondment: eRoots, Barcelona, Spain and Italy


  • Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent in Engineering with a focus on applied mathematics.
  • Skills/Qualifications: Good English communication skills.
  • Specific Requirements:
    • Mobility rule: Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
    • No previous PhD awarded.
    • Willingness to travel and spend extended periods at partner institutions.

Job Description

The selected doctoral student will:

  • Develop static and dynamic models of H2-electrolyser-based systems.
  • Create system controllers to support network services.
  • Validate power system models including the developed control methods.
  • Collaborate closely with an industrial partner for real implementation.
  • Gain a double PhD degree from UPC and KTH after a four-year program.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following in a single PDF file:

  • Completed application form (available on the UPC website).
  • Detailed CV (maximum 5 pages).
  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page).
  • Certified transcripts of Bachelor and Master’s degrees.
  • English language certificate (if available).
  • Additional relevant documents.

Name the file as surname_name_Unite_Energy.pdf and email it to with the subject “Unite!Energy DC application”.

Last Date to Apply

June 6, 2024, by 18:00 (Europe/Madrid).

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