Acoustic simulations of ultrasound integrated microfluidic reactors

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Jan 2024

17 Nov 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

KU Leuven
Research Field

Engineering » Chemical engineering
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Belgium
Application Deadline

8 Jan 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

38 hours/week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

H2020 / ERC
Reference Number

BAP-2023-775
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Despite the many advantages of microchemical systems, their widespread industrial application is significantly limited by their currently achieved throughput and productivity. In this project we will overcome these throughput limitations by exploiting the synergistic effect of ultrasound irradiation.
Specifically, a mathematical model will be developed which will provide a fundamental understanding of the underlying ultrasound physics and their interplay with reactor geometry, material and fluid properties. This model will then be used to predict the sound field in ultrasound integrated microfluidic reactors, with the goal to enable the formation of a standing acoustic waves and acoustic resonance. Furthermore, it will be applied to predict acoustic streaming and to quantify its effect on mixing inside the microchannels. After establishing the model and validating the predictions, these microfluidic reactors will then be manufactured and applied to chemical reactions.
We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in modeling of acoustofluidic systems. The successful candidate will be offered a post-doc position to become part of our international team with global research and industry links. Funding can be initially provided for a period of 1 year, with the option of extension to 2 years.


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Additional Information
Benefits

The successful candidate will be offered a post-doc position to become part of our international team with global research and industry links. Funding can be initially provided for a period of 1 year, with the option of extension to 2 years.


Eligibility criteria

• Requirement: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics• Knowledge of CFD and reaction engineering will be regarded as a plus• Adequate English (written and verbal communication) for scientific interactions required• Strong motivation is a must• Willingness to work at interdisciplinary boundaries


Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Simon Kuhn, mail: [email protected] .
You can apply for this job no later than 08/01/2024 via the online application tool


Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
KU Leuven
Country
Belgium
State/Province
Vlaams Brabant
City
Leuven
Postal Code
3000
Street
Leuven

Where to apply
Website

https://easyapply.jobs/r/qiXh39q20NgfoqR0yHA

Contact
State/Province

Leuven
City

Vlaams Brabant
Street

Leuven
Postal Code

3000

STATUS: EXPIRED

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