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4TU.Energy PhD course 2023

Monday 20 - 21 November 2023

The annual PhD course aims to build capacity of young researchers by enabling PhD candidates to learn from and to reflect on energy topics. This year is a first, and for future PhD courses we intend to invite a different scientific committee each time to curate the programme. The topic for this year is ‚ÄúSustainability, Systems and Societal aspects in Energy Transition‚ÄĚ.

This year’s PhD course is fully booked, and the programme consists of academic lectures as well as presentations from different contributors, such as the Province of Noord Brabant and TNO . In addition to acquiring a broader-perspective understanding of energy topics on an academic level, the PhD candidates will also receive support in honing their soft skills, including pitch training.

Scientific Committee members of 4TU.Energy PhD course 2023:

-        Dr. Pedro Vergara Barrios, TU Delft, Intelligent electrical power grids

-        Dr. DuJuan Yang, TU/e, Energy smart system in built environment

-        Dr. Canan Acar, UTwente, System modeling/transition/integration

-        Dr. ir. Keerthivasan Rajamani , UTwente, Heat transfer/Refrigerator

-        Dr. ir. Akbar Asadi Tashvigh, WUR, Biomass/Hydrogen fuel cell

-        Dr. Mattijs Smits, WUR, Sustainable energy/Energy policy

Date : 20 and 21 November 2023 

Place : NH Utrecht hotel 

Subject: System, Sustainability, and Societal Aspects in the Energy Transition (3SET)

Overall Learning Objective:  

- To have a board perspective of knowledge basis of the Energy transition such as the current situation and the future opportunities/requirements for the Energy transition

- To have a better overview of the topics of system, sustainability, and societal development in the Energy transition and its complexity

- To learn the skills for understanding, applying, analyzing and evaluating the effects of technical, economic, social, and governance influences on the Energy transition

Attendees: 42 PhD students from 4TU, 3 PhD students from Groningen University