CB4EES_BI31-2023 | BSc Engineering

Submission deadline date 31st December 2023

15 dezembro, 2023≈ 7 mins de leitura

Offer Description


Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial - ADAI opens a call for 1 researchfellowship, in the framework of project CB4EES - Carnot Batteries for Electric Energy Storage, reference 2022.05282.PTDC, financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, in the following conditions:

Scientific area(s):

Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial and Management Engineering and similar areas

Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements

Applicants who fulfill the following requisites will be considered:

a) completed a bachelor’s degree in the area of the competition or in related areas;

b) with Portuguese nationality;

c) knowledge of English

Work plan/ Objectives

The research grant aims at the elaboration of a comparative analysis of the suitability of different power cycles (e.g. ORC, trilateral, flash, supercritical, trans-critical) for different thermal energy storage solutions. The work plan will involve:

1. Energy, exergy and economic analysis of a Carnot battery;

2. Off-design modelling of the components and assembly;

3. Optimization using genetic algorithm optimization.


The attribution of the fellowship does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, and the fellowship is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime. The fellowship holder is awarded the Fellowship Statute of ADAI, in its current wording, according to the Research Fellowship Holder Statute, and according to the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., both in their current wording.


Work will be developed within the activities of the Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics of the Associated Laboratory in Energy, Transport and Aeronautics (ADAI-LAETA). The work place is mainly in DEM-FCTUC and possibly other places that are necessary for the execution of the work plan.


The fellowship will last for 6 months on an exclusive basis, in accordance with the FCT Research Fellowship Regulations and the ADAI Scientific Research Fellowship Regulations.

Scientific orientation:

The work will be carried under the scientific guidance of Professor Márcio Santos

Financial conditions:

The amount of the fellowship is 930,98€ corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en), plus the reimbursement of social security (Seguro Social Voluntário, first level contributions) and personal accidents insurance. The payment will be made by bank transfer. This amount will not be increased during the entire period of the fellowship duration.

Selection Methods:

All applications submitted within the deadline and containing all required documents will be evaluated

Selection criteria:

In the Curricular Evaluation the following elements will be considered:

- Academic curriculum relevant to the objective of the work program (60%)

- Scientific and/or professional curriculum relevant to the objective of the work program (40%)

The jury reserves the right to interview the three best-ranked candidates. In the Interview the following parameters will be evaluated:

- Fluidity of speech and ability to convey ideas orally (35%);

- Motivation and commitment (35%).

- Knowledge of the English language (30%)

Candidates with a classification lower than 60/100, in the Curricular Evaluation, will be excluded from the competition.

In case the first-placed candidate does not accept the scholarship or gives up the scholarship during the course of the work program, the second-placed candidate may be invited to accept the scholarship. This procedure may be repeated, according to the decision of the grantee's supervisors, respecting the order of the list included in the selection process minutes in subsequent cases of non-acceptance or withdrawal. The Jury reserves the right not to place any of the candidates.

Jury responsible

President – Prof. Márcio Duarte Albino dos Santos

1st vogal – Prof. José Manuel Baranda Ribeiro

2nd vogal – Prof Jorge Campos da Silva André

All panel members, including the coordinator, will make a commitment to respect the responsibilities of the evaluation process, such as the duties of impartiality, the declaration of any potential conflicts of interest, and confidentiality. At all times during the evaluation process, confidentiality is fully protected and ensured in order to guarantee the independence of all opinions produced.


The following documents are mandatory, under penalty of exclusion from the Call, and must be sent by email to recursos.humanos@adai.pt:

- letter of motivation, where the applicant must mention if he / she is available to start the scholarship;

- Curriculum Vitae, with indication of email and telephone contact;

- Certificate of qualification,

- the candidate's declaration of honor on the benefit of other previous scholarships awarded under the current FCT Scholarship Regulation

- any other elements or documents considered relevant.

Submission deadline date

31st December 2023

Expected starting date

February 2024

Additional information

The evaluation results will be announced within 90 working days after the end of the applications submission deadline, by notifying the applicants via email. After the announcement of the results, candidates are considered automatically notified to, if they wish to do so, comment on the results on a preliminary hearing period within 10 days after that date. After this, the selected candidates will have to declare in writing their acceptance. Unless a justification worthy of consideration is presented, if the declaration is not submitted within the referred period, it is considered that the candidate waivers the fellowship. In case of resignation or withdrawal of the selected candidate, the next candidate with the highest evaluation score will be notified immediately.

Once the selection process is completed, the fellowship contract will be drawn up in accordance with the draft contract provided by the FCT.

Selection reserve list

The selection reserve list must be available throughout the project.


Research Field


Education Level

Bachelor Degree or equivalent