IEK-10 focuses on the optimal design and operation of integrated, decentralized energy systems with a high share of renewable energy. Computer simulation and numerical optimization are our essential tools to arrive at efficient, reliable and cost-effective solutions. We contribute both to the development of mathematical models and to the development of improved simulation methods and optimization algorithms. Our methods and software tools are validated against operating data of real systems. Furthermore, we conduct comprehensive case studies in order to test and further improve the scalability and the performance of our models and algorithms. Specially adapted methods and codes enable us to exploit the potential of high performance computing with the aim of solving particularly large and complex problems.
Within the Living Lab Energy Campus (LLEC) project, we are interested in user-focused techniques that help to improve the energy efficiency of office buildings at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Gamification and serious games are two approaches that we employ. Gamification is the use of game elements in real-world scenarios to improve user engagement and steer user behaviour towards a goal. Similarly, serious games are games that are designed to serve a real-world purpose beyond entertainment.
We are developing a "serious game" that allows users to design their own energy systems starting with the energy system of the FZJ campus. For this project, we need a bachelors and/or masters student to champion the UI/UX design and development of the game.
- Very good background in computer science or informatics or a related field
- Good experience in computer graphics and/or game development
- Good design/artistic skills; able to think visually
- Very comfortable with mathematics
- Fluent in English (written and spoken)
- Highly motivated scientists of different subject areas working together in one of Europe's largest research centers
- Interdisciplinary work combining physics, computer science, and engineering
- Excellent supervision by one or more experienced and helpful colleagues
- Friendly and welcoming work environment
Eziama Ubachukwu, M.Sc. M.Eng.
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung - Modellierung von Energiesystemen (IEK-10)
E-Mail: [email protected]
More Information about our institute: https://www.fz-juelich.de/iek/iek-10/