Smart Grids provide a wide, multidisciplinary area of research. Thus the energy group offers a variety of assignments for bachelor and master students. Area's of the smart grids that might be interesting to students of various disciplines include, but are not limited to:
- Modelling electrical devices and other appliances used inside the house required a background in discrete mathematics and optimization.
- Thermodynamical properties of houses, air flow dynamics in office building and gas dynamics in transportation pipes are challenging topics using mathematical analysis en physics.
- The electrical network as a whole can be studied by students of Electrical Engineering.
- Weather and humans behaviour have influence on production and consumption energy and their prediction and uncertainty can be studied using Statistics, Probability, Stochastic programming, or Neural networks.
- Algorithms for predicting, optimizing and on-line control of various devices in and different segments of Smart Grids require knowledge of mathematics or theoretical computer science.
- A knowledge of programming is required to implement the algorithms mentioned above as well as embedded systems for measuring, communication and (real-time) control.
As assignments often emerge ad-hoc, based on current research topics, recent observations, and ideas, we do not always update our website. Instead, we encourage prospective students to contact us to discuss interests and possibilites. To get an overview of the possibilities feel free to browse through the assignments in progress and finished assignments. We also have a short list of available assignments.