Reiner Lemoine Institute is an independent non-profit research institution that contributes to a transformation towards a sustainable energy supply based on 100 % renewable energy. Our three research fields are Transformation of Energy Systems, Mobility with Renewable Energy, and Off-Grid Systems. We conduct applied research to scientifically support the long-term transition of the energy supply system towards renewable energy.
We are offering the following topic for a Master’s thesis:
“Climate resilient energy system planning for island communities in Southeast Asia – Tool Development”
within the Research Unit Off-Grid-Systems
In the Research Unit Off-Grid Systems, we develop renewable-energy-based electrification strategies for devel-oping regions and optimize hybrid mini-grids applying energy system simulations and geoinformation software (GIS).
We are offering the master’s thesis topic in context of the PhD research project "Climate resilience for island communities in Southeast Asia" which analyzes evidence for the hypothesis that sustainable electrification has the potential to support Southeast Asian island communities in improving their climate resilience.
Your master’s thesis will support the PhD project by developing appropriate approaches to integrate identified climate risks of Southeast Asian island communities and suitable technical adaptation measures into electrification planning. Therefore a pre-energy system modelling tool (REST – resilient energy system tool) is to be developed in order to represent climate risk in common energy system mod-elling tools (e.g. OEMOF, Homer). You will work closely with your supervisor (PhD researcher) to develop and code this pre-modelling tool.
What we offer:
Kindly upload your application (cover letter, CV, transcript of records) in one single PDF file with the file name YourFirstname.YourLastname under this link.
We regret that we cannot consider applications that do not meet these criteria or are sent to us in other ways.
RLI has signed the German Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt). We welcome and value diversity in our institute and, in addition to our commitment to the energy transition, we actively advocate for the equality of all people. You and your application are welcome with us! Sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, religion, world view within the Liberal Democratic Basic Order, disability, or age do not play a role.