Area of research:
Scientific / postdoctoral posts,Other
The institute researches and develops innovative solutions for decarbonization and emission reduction in shipping. In cooperation with the industry, these solutions are transferred into practice. The institute is building a large-scale infrastructure to test and try out the new energy systems to be developed in a standardized laboratory environment as well as under real conditions on a research vessel.
For this purpose, the institute is divided into four departments. The first one researches systems based on fuels to be identified, their storage on board, conditioning for use in the appropriate converter. The second one researches the further development of on-board systems for electricity, heat and cooling and their interaction with the systems of the first department. The third department brings the developed and built systems of both departments on board a demonstrator to test the systems under real conditions and make them ready for certification. The fourth department virtually replicates the maritime energy systems to investigate simulations under extreme conditions.
The department Energy Converter and Systems works on systems for maritime applications for the generation of electricity, heat and cooling. Chemical energy sources serve as a basis. The systems to be developed should have zero emissions. They consist of a fuel storage, a possibly necessary preparation of the fuel and a suitable converter for power generation.
Your field of activity will include:
- designing and developing of energy systems for maritime applications
- defining and Acquiring of research projects and taking over budget responsibility
- writing of scientific documentation of the work, publications and patents
This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.