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Bran­den­bur­gi­sche Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Cott­bus-Senf­ten­berg - Fac­ulty of Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing, Elec­trical and Energy Sys­tems

Im Her­zen der Lau­sitz ver­bin­det die BTU her­aus­ra­gende inter­na­tio­nale For­schung mit zukunfts­ori­en­tier­ter Lehre. Sie leis­tet mit Wis­sens-, Tech­no­lo­gie­trans­fer und Wei­ter­bil­dung einen wich­ti­gen Bei­trag für Gesell­schaft, Kul­tur und Wirt­schaft. Als Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät bie­tet die BTU ein bun­des­weit ein­zig­ar­ti­ges Lehr­kon­zept: Bei uns kön­nen Stu­di­en­gänge uni­ver­si­tär, fach­hoch­schu­lisch und dual stu­diert wer­den.

Pro­fess­or­ship Thermal Energy Tech­no­logy (W3)

with research-ori­ented focus.

Work­ing field:

The announced pos­i­tion fol­lows the suc­ces­sion of the pro­fess­or­ship “Kraft­werks­tech­nik” of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Krautz. This chair has an import­ant role in the realign­ment of the energy region Lusa­tia. In rela­tion with this realign­ment sev­eral major pro­jects are planned at the BTU within the frame of an “Energy Innov­a­tion Cen­ter” e.g. in the area of energy stor­age and –con­ver­sion. The new pro­fess­or­ship is sup­posed to par­ti­cip­ate act­ively in these pro­jects and to cooper­ate with the new energy related insti­tutes of DLR and Fraunhofer Gesell­schaft in Cottbus. It is expec­ted that the research of the chair is dir­ec­ted towards the restruc­tur­ing of the pro­duc­tion of elec­trical energy from fossil to renew­able sources, and era­di­ate espe­cially into the area Lusa­tia.

Can­did­ates are expec­ted to rep­res­ent this area of expert­ise in research and teach­ing, respect­ively. As part of the research focus of the BTU „Energy-Effi­ciency and Sus­tain­ab­il­ity“ the pro­fess­or­ship should be engaged in at least two of the fol­low­ing research top­ics:

  • Exper­i­mental and the­or­et­ical invest­ig­a­tions on hydro­gen pro­duc­tion from renew­able ener­gies, hydro­gen trans­port, hydro­gen stor­age as well as hydro­gen util­iz­a­tion for applic­a­tions in energy tech­no­logy as well as in the trans­port sec­tor.
  • Exper­i­mental and the­or­et­ical invest­ig­a­tions on power-to-X-tech­no­lo­gies (X = gas, liquid, solid). A ded­ic­ated focus should be taken on oxid­a­tion and reduc­tion pro­cesses for large scale indus­trial applic­a­tion.
  • In con­junc­tion with this also car­bon cap­ture and util­iz­a­tion/con­ver­sion, amongst oth­ers, as a resource for gas or liquid green fuels of the future.
  • Sci­entific invest­ig­a­tions on the influ­ence of renew­able ener­gies on the oper­a­tion of con­ven­tional power plants (flex­ib­il­ity, main­ten­ance and repair).

The activ­it­ies of the chair should be shif­ted from the cur­rent focus on con­ven­tional power sta­tion tech­no­logy towards elec­tri­city and heat pro­duc­tion which is com­ple­ment­ary to renew­able sources. The con­ver­sion from regen­er­at­ive sur­plus energy via power to gas (hydro­gen, but pos­sibly also
meth­ane) or power to liquid should be the new cen­ter, and also the stor­age of “green” hydro­gen or meth­ane (or liquids) e.g. in the nat­ural gas grid or in other devices. The tech­no­lo­gies for large scale elec­tri­city pro­duc­tion sup­plied by this stor­age units, e.g. gas­tur­bine power sta­tions, should be brought ahead as a next step. The pro­fess­or­ship will be author­ized with the sci­entific and admin­is­trat­ive
dir­ec­tion of a big com­pres­sion elec­tro­lysis, which is planned to be the nuc­leus of a hydro­gen re-search cen­ter at the BTU.

In teach­ing, the can­did­ate is expec­ted to col­lab­or­ate in all study pro­grams of mech­an­ical engin­eer­ing and indus­trial engin­eer­ing as well as in the new degree pro­gram “Energy Tech­no­logy/Energy Eco­nom­ics” and an Eng­lish lan­guage pro­gram “Power Engin­eer­ing”. A con­tinu­ous devel­op­ment of the lec­tures is expec­ted.

Other duties res­ult from the require­ments set by § 42 Branden­bur­gisches Hoch­schul­ge­setz (Higher Edu­ca­tion Act of the State of Branden­burg - BbgHG) in con­junc­tion with § 3 BbgHG. Lec­tures are primar­ily to be held in Ger­man, but also partly in Eng­lish.

Require­ments:

It is expec­ted, that can­did­ates have appro­pri­ate exper­i­ence in more than one of the above-men-tioned fields of research and are will­ing to par­ti­cip­ate in joint research pro­jects with other depart­ments of the fac­ulty and the uni­versity and to con­tinue cur­rent research activ­it­ies of the depart­ment. Indus­trial exper­i­ence is an advant­age.

Please refer to §§ 41 para­graph 1, No. 1 – 4 a und 43 BbgHG for pre­requis­ites and con­di­tions of employ­ment. There­fore Ger­man lan­guage skills as nat­ive speaker (or acc. to DSH3 or equi­val­ent) and flu­ency in Eng­lish is expec­ted. Exper­i­ence in the acquis­i­tion and real­iz­a­tion of third-party fun­ded pro­jects is expec­ted. The research top­ics should be rel­ev­ant for DFG (Ger­man Research Found­a­tion) fund­ing or other inter­na­tional Research Founda-tions.

What we of­fer:

BTU Cottbus-Sen­ften­berg strives to increase the pro­por­tion of women in teach­ing and research and spe­cific­ally encour­ages qual­i­fied female sci­ent­ists to apply. As a fam­ily­ori­ented Univer-sity, BTU offers a Dual Career Ser­vice.
Qual­i­fied applic­ants with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be given pri­or­ity.

How to ap­ply:

The applic­a­tion, includ­ing aca­demic cer­ti­fic­ates, cur­riculum vitae, a list of pub­lic­a­tions, as well as proof of teach­ing exper­i­ence, should be sent by e-mail in a single pdf file with max. 7 MB
until 24 June 2020 to:

Dean of the Fac­ulty of Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing, Elec­trical and Energy Sys­tems
BTU Cottbus - Sen­ften­berg, Post­fach 101344, 03013 Cottbus

Email: fakultaet3+bewerbungen@b-tu.de