PhD scholarships at the University of Girona, Spain

The Modal Intervals and Control Engineering group is seeking for PhD candidates to be enrolled in the following research fields:

  1. Advanced control techniques for offshore wind power generation with floating wind turbines;
  2. Damage identification, vibration suppression and damage tolerant control in smart structures with wireless sensor network.

We offer the opportunity of acquiring research background and skills in a multidisciplinary group with possibility of interactions and stages in other international groups and laboratories in Italy, USA, Norway and China, among others.

The candidates will be involved in the research project WinFloat that focuses on the development of advanced structural control strategies for mitigating the dynamic load effects on floating offshore wind turbines, which is a key issue for guaranteeing the correct functioning of wind turbines operating in the offshore stochastic wind and wave environments and for enhancing the performance of offshore wind power generation.


Qualified candidates should have a Master degree and a background in e.g., systems and control, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, mathematics, or similar disciplines. The candidates must be enthusiastic and greatly interested in fundamental research. Good programming skills and some experience with real-time experimental laboratory setups are welcome. In addition, excellent communication skills are important for the position and a good command of the English language is required.

Information and application

Please contact to Prof. Ningsu Luo (

Interested applicants are invited to send an email, as soon as possible, with CV, master degree certificate, academic records including the list of courses and qualifications, a list of publications, a brief summary of master thesis and a cover letter stating the motivation, to

    Prof. Ningsu Luo
    Institut d'Informatica i Aplicacions
    Universitat de Girona
    Campus Montilivi. Edifici P4
    17071 Girona, SPAIN