PhD Positions

PhD position in the Skoltech Center for Energy Systems jointly with Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Skoltech Center for Energy Systems (CES) of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Skoltech, Moscow, Russia, together with the Applied Research on Energy Systems (ARES) unit of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy, is seeking candidates for one PhD position in the field of Energy Solutions for Portable Devices.

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate research university, located in Skolkovo, just outside of Moscow, Russia. Applying international interdisciplinary research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech will advance scientific knowledge, educate global leaders in innovation and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators.

The research will be focused on the study, design and development of an energy solution tailored for portable consumer electronic devices. This will be in form of a micro-machined technology, supplied by high density fuels, able to generate electricity through micro controlled combustion. The study will comprise modelling of the proposed solutions, design of the components and energy system, identification of the materials, machining methods and balance of plant components. It will comprise the use of the FBK Micro-Nano Facility (MNF) and an experimental activity able to validate initial theoretical assumptions.

The student is expected to spend half of his time at Skoltech in Moscow (Russian Federation) and half at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento (Italy); the awarded degree will be Russian and offered scholarship is competitive with European Union standards.

Interested candidates should send/upload their application, in English language, that includes a cover (motivation) letter, a curriculum vitae and two recommendation letters on Skoltech search web site Skoltech Admissions for Doctoral Programs, selecting “PhD” as the degree level, identifying Aldo Bischi as the prospective supervisor, and choosing “Skoltech Center for Energy Systems” from the list of centres. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Aldo Bischi, Assistant Professor ().