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Reference number: D176/2018, Electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy engineering, physics, computer science

Master thesis: Spatially resolved modeling of alternative fuel vehicle adoption in Germany

Background:
Currently in the institute of energy and climate research (IEK-3) introduction strategies for hydrogen applications in different areas, including necessary infrastructure, are being developed. Initial analysis of potential hydrogen demands has showed that fuel cell private passenger vehicles, local busses, heavy duty vehicles, trains and forklifts could play an important role in the market introduction phase. On grounds of high technical development, long range and further advantages compared to other established and alternative drivetrain technologies these applications are being increasingly deployed especially in the EU, China, Japan and the US.

Project Description:
Goal of the project is to develop a python based logit model for relevant market segments of passenger cars and road freight vehicles in Germany. On this basis spatially resolved diffusion curves for market segments of passenger cars and road freight vehicles will be derived. The project consists of following work packages:

  • Literature research regarding the methodology and results of alternative fuel vehicle choice experiments for passenger cars and road freight vehicles in the industrialized nations
  • Derive representative market segment properties of passenger cars and road freight vehicles in Germany
  • Implementation of existing stochastic total cost of ownership model into the logit model
  • Coupling of the logit model with existing hydrogen supply chain model
  • Modeling and parameter variation of market diffusion curves for market segments of passenger cars and road freight vehicles
  • Result analysis and writing of the report

Requirements:
Excellent academic marks in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy engineering, physics, computer science or related fields of study. Ability to work autonomously and analytically within a project team. Ideally you already have experience in modelling, programming (preferred in python).

We offer:

  • A pleasant working environment within a highly competent, international team in one of the most prestigious research facilities in Europe
  • You will be supported by top-end scientific and technical infrastructure as well as close guidance by experts
  • You will have the opportunity to work with excited researchers from various scientific fields and take part in the design of a future European energy system
  • The project is remunerated

Contact:
Simonas Cerniauskas
Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
IEK-3: Electrochemical Process Engineering
Process and Systems Analysis
52425 Jülich

http://www.fz-juelich.de/iek/iek-3
Phone.: +49 2461 61-9154
e-mail: s.cerniauskas@fz-juelich.de