PostDoc: Reducing Environmental Impacts through Zero-Emission Neighbourhoods

The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol), Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) at NTNU is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow or Researcher to advance the assessment, modeling and planning of zero-emission neighborhoods, including the development and evaluation of strategies to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions through strategies such as energy and material efficiency, sustainable lifestyles, and energy self-generation.

Net-zero emission buildings are now commonly designed, but their development has given rise to the recognition that residents in such buildings cause greenhouse gas emissions and other impacts in several ways. This includes affecting the ability of the surrounding neighbourhood to achieve emission reductions. Looking at a larger scale provides additional opportunities to optimize the system and reduce emissions. NTNU, SINTEF, and a several corporate and public partners collaborate in a research centre on zero-emission neighbourhoods (FME ZEN).
The Postdoctoral Fellow or Researcher would take a leading role in the further development and application of the current suite of models and assessment approaches to zero-emission neighbourhoods with the aim to develop a tool that can be widely used in the analysis of greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities in new and existing settlements.


  • Advance the modelling of resource efficiency opportunities on a neighbourhood or settlement scale using life-cycle product-cohort models
  • Summarize research and give recommendations to decision makers
  • Model development (programming) and documentation
  • Data collection and management
  • Collaborate with team members and FME ZEN partners. Lead collaborative effort on the assessment of neighbourhood environmental impacts
  • Write scientific papers

    The work will be done under the guidance of Professors Edgar Hertwich and Helge Brattebø.


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  • Application deadline: Nov 04, 2021
  • NTNU
  • Industrial Ecology Programme
  • Trondheim, Norway
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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