Postdoc project in CFD modelling of gas flows and local temperatures in an electron microscope - DTU Energy

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Apr 2024

19 Mar 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Technical University Of Denmark
Research Field

Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Environmental science » Other
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Denmark
Application Deadline

15 Apr 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Copenhagen)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Are you intrigued by the prospect of applying your expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to model gas flows and temperature distributions? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Within our European Research Council project, we're delving into electrochemical measurements within a transmission electron microscope (TEM) to explore the structure and composition of operating solid oxide fuel and electrolysis cells (SOEC/SOFC). In these intricate experiments, precise temperature control is paramount.

The temperature regulation of the TEM sample relies on a heater element embedded in a small micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) chip, which also serves as the support for the sample. While past projects have examined temperature distributions over MEMS chips in vacuum conditions, our focus is on understanding the potential impact of flowing gases within the microscope chamber on temperature, especially at a local level directly over the TEM sample.

To tackle this challenge, we're seeking a candidate with strong expertise in CFD modelling, preferably with experience in simulating low gas pressure conditions (the total gas pressure in the microscope chamber being a few mbar). Your role will involve collaborating closely with another team member who will conduct temperature measurements in the Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope (ETEM) for comparison with your modelling results.

This project is part of the ERC project HEIST, where we've pioneered a unique operando TEM method enabling the analysis of material degradation in SOEC/SOFC. Our findings suggest the presence of localized temperature variations within our miniature cells, emphasizing the critical need to quantify and manage these variations effectively.

Responsibilities and qualifications
As a key member of our team, you'll spearhead CFD modelling efforts, drawing on your solid experience in modelling gas flows and temperatures. Ideal candidates should possess:

  • Strong competences in CFD modelling
  • Experience with simulations of gas flows
  • Proficient communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving, capable of identifying new directions and opportunities within the project

As a formal requirement, candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). 

Join us in unravelling the complexities of electrochemical processes within the TEM environment and shaping the future of SOEC/SOFC research.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 18 months. Starting date is 1st  of June 2024 (or as soon as possible). 

The position is a full-time position.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor, Søren Bredmose Simonsen, [email protected]  or phone +45 2012 0611.

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15  April 2024 (23:59 Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Energy is focused on education, research, and development within functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technologies. In a sustainable energy system, a large part of the energy will be supplied by fluctuating sources such as solar and wind power. This makes it critically important to be able to convert and store the energy as needed. Our research areas include fuel and electrolysis cells, solar cells, and batteries as well as advanced filtration devices. We are ca. 250 employees. Additional information about the department can be found on http://www.energy.dtu.dk .

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
DTU
Country
Denmark
Geofield


Where to apply
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Contact
City

Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen
Website

http://www.dtu.dk/english
Postal Code

2800

STATUS: EXPIRED

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