The Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applicants for a Ph.D. fellowship in “Risk and reliability of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation”. This fellowship (together with two other fellowships within the same project) is part of a joint academia-industry initiative in the field Renewable Energy at the faculty. The research initiative is supported financially by Statoil, DNV and Norconsult. The Ph.D. candidates will together with a postdoc and a professor form a research group with special focus on foundation of offshore wind turbines. The research will be part of a multidisciplinary effort within marine technology, hydrodynamics, structural engineering and material science and will be carried out in close cooperation with industry and the Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research, Nowitech.
Candidate with background and interest in engineering mathematics, statistics and/or numerical methods in geotechnical engineering (i.e. implementation and using numerical models) are strongly encouraged to apply. The research direction may be modified according to the qualification and interest of the applicants. Ph.D. fellowships are awarded for a total of 3 years. Applicants should hold a master’s degree within geotechnical engineering or equivalent and must be qualified for admittance to Ph.D. study at NTNU