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Singapore, 138602

Research project within TUM CREATE. Focussing on modelling and optimisation of architecture and infrastructure, urban systems simulation like traffic and power are the main research interests. Apart from that, a cognitive systems group deal with human computer interaction. 

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Intelligent Vehicle Charging to Minimize Power Grid Impact

Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids


We employ a high-performance traffic simulation coupled with a power grid simulation to investigate the impact of electric vehicle charging on the power grid on the scale of a megacity. To avoid negative effects, coordinated charging strategies including smart charging and vehicle-to-grid are required. Using our simulation framework we are developing and testing intelligent charging concepts which cost-efficiently satisfy the user’s requirements while minimizing power grid impact.

Objective & tasks

You will be part of a small research team addressing different aspects of this topic. An intelligent control approach for charging and vehicle-to-grid will be extended to allow coordinated charging within a ‘vehicle swarm’. Furthermore, an interface to an existing power flow simulation will be implemented which enables information flows between vehicle swarms and the power system. This will allow intelligently adapting individual charging schedules according to the current load in the power system.  For this purpose, the following tasks should be accomplished:

  • Development of intelligent charging strategy to coordinate vehicle swarms
  • Testing of charging strategy in large-scale power system simulations
  • Assessment of the impact of different charging strategies on power grid stability

What we expect from you 

  • Knowledge in electrical engineering and/or functioning of power grids
  • Good programming skills in Java
  • Team spirit and innovative thinking
  • Fluency in English

What we offer you

  • Financial support
  • Opportunity to work on a project with real-life relevance
  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment
  • A great experience in one of the most dynamic megacities in Asia

Availability: Approx. September 2015
Contact: David Ciechanowicz (david.ciechanowicz [at]
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