Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Marine and Hydrokinetics (MHK) Graduate Student Research Program. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) conducts early-stage research and development (R&D) to strengthen the body of scientific and engineering knowledge supporting industry efforts to develop new technologies that increase U.S. hydropower and marine and hydrokinetics (MHK) generation. Marine and hydrokinetic technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, and river and ocean currents into electricity and have the potential to provide millions of Americans with locally sources, clean, and reliable energy. This program is designed to provide graduate thesis research opportunities in marine and hydrokinetics at DOE laboratories and other DOE/WPTO-approved facilities
You will get to advance your doctoral thesis utilizing the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at DOE laboratories, industry or other approved facility to accomplish your research goals, all while networking with top scientists in the field. You will conduct research at both your academic institution and at an external hosting facility conducting research in MHK. In addition to advancing your doctoral thesis research, you will 1) enhance your education and training in water power technologies fields, 2) increase your marketability in these disciplines, 3) gain access to top scientists and state-of-the-art equipment, and 4) gain insight into research and career opportunities through your internship experiences. You will identify the host facility where you want to conduct your research and a potential mentor currently conducting or directing research in an area of importance to the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), including, but not limited to, technologies for clean domestic power generation from hydropower, waves, and tides.
Apply Today! https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-RPP-WPTO-2019-3001. Application deadline is December 9, 2019.
For more information, visit the program website: https://orise.orau.gov/mhk-research-program/.