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Doctoral Candidate (Department of Automation and systems technology)

Aalto University, Finland is a new multidisciplinary science and art community in the fields of science, economics, and art and design. The University is founded on Finnish strengths, and its goal is to develop as a unique entity to become one of the world's top universities. Aalto University's cornerstones are its strengths in education and research. At the new University, there are 20,000 basic degree and post-graduate students as well as a staff of 5,000 of which 330 are professors.

The Control Engineering group is now looking for a research-oriented and motivated doctoral student for a temporary position (1-3 years). Energy Efficiency of Batteries is one of the main research application areas of the Control engineering group. Currently our research includes the development of monitoring and control methods. Main emphasis of the research is on the advanced modeling of the electrochemical processes in batteries. We expect some knowledge of PDEs (mathematics), electrochemical processes (physics or chemistry) and good Matlab skills, Comsol Multiphysics skills. High motivation to learn new methods and aspiration to maintain Ph.D. thesis in short (3 years) period are the most important qualities. We offer genuine stage by stage supervision of the doctoral thesis.

For application, please email the following documents (in Finnish or in English) attached to the email:

cover letter
curriculum vitae
transcripts of records
other supporting documents e.g. letters of recommendation

The applications should be sent no later than on Friday, November 30th, 2012 by email to Dr. Robert Tenno (, who also answers to any questions related to the position. The Department of Automation and Systems Technology is situated in Otaniemi campus of Aalto University, TUAS-building, Otaniementie 17, Espoo.