PhD positions in control of distributed parameter transport systems.

Two PhD positions are available in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece. The work will be conducted in the Control Systems Laboratory, under the supervision of Prof. Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis.

The positions are funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the researchers will work on the ERC Consolidator Grant C-NORA (see here for more details). The anticipated starting date is October 1st 2023.

The researchers will conduct research in control theory, related to control of distributed parameter and hybrid systems, and their applications to epidemics and blood transport. The successful candidates should be motivated and committed to perform research independently, collaborate with the members of the research group, as well as be actively involved in departmental activities.

The researchers should hold a diploma in Electrical/Computer or Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics/Physics or related field. A MS degree in control engineering or applied mathematics or related field is not a prerequisite, but it is highly desirable. In particular, the PhD researchers should have strong mathematical background on ODE/PDE dynamic systems and/or functional/numerical analysis, as well as strong control-theoretic background and research interest. Good programming abilities are also required.

The potential candidates should apply sending to i) a CV, ii) copy of diplomas and transcripts, iii) names and email addresses of two potential referees, and iv) a brief statement of their research interests and how these are related to the aforementioned research topics.