Energy for Future (E4F) Fellowships

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Coordinated by Fundación Iberdrola España, Energy for Future (E4F) is an initiative of the Horizon 2020 MSCA-COFUND Program, offering structured international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training and mobility fellowships for experienced researchers of any nationality.

The project aims to promote research projects focused on the main technologies associated with the energy transition and the green transformation of the economy: photovoltaic and wind energy, the evolution of the electric vehicle, energy storage solutions and the consolidation of smart grids.

E4F offers 28 post-doctoral fellowships (over 2 calls) in 14 hosting academic partner organisations, including Imperial College London, each fellowship with a duration of 24 months (January 1st 2022 to December 31st 2023 for Call 1 Fellows).

E4F at Energy Futures Lab 

Energy Futures Lab is Imperial College London’s energy institute, founded in 2005 to address global energy challenges by identifying and leading new opportunities to serve industry, government and society at large through high quality research, evidence and advocacy for positive change. 

The institute aims to drive the decarbonisation and sustainable transformation of our energy systems by developing multidisciplinary collaborations, formulation application-inspired programs of basic research and translating and disseminating findings for use by policymakers and industry.

The institute is ideally suited to host E4F fellowships in any of the following research areas: 

  • Energy Storage:
    • aquifer thermal energy storage
    • production of future transport and heating fuels
    • future fuels transport, blending and storage
    • sustainability of future fuels production and utilisation
    • techno‚Äźeconomic and environmental optimisation of energy storage options
    • grid scale battery technologies, including redox flow batteries
    • transmission system planning with energy storage
  • Smart Grids:
    • digitalisation for demand response and integration of renewables
    • smart grid sensing
    • monitoring and asset management
    • analytics for optimising microgeneration and storage
    • microgrid management and embedded control 
  • Wind Energy:
    • data fusion and optimisation for offshore wind farm design, control and maintenance
    • wind farm performance during critical events and in extreme environments
    • procedures for wind farm foundation design under dynamic loading
    • wind farm decommissioning and strategies for repowering
  • Photovoltaic Energy, for example:
    • solar to fuel technologies, including (photo)electrochemical devices
    • novel materials development for photovoltaics and chemicals/fuels (H2, NH3, CxHy ) production


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Further information including eligibility details can be found here. Candidates with enquiries should contact and mark their emails for the attention of Dr Nic Hylton.