Post-Doctoral Researcher position in computational modeling of a thermochemical heat transformer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 10 Mar 2024

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  • Post-Doctoral Researcher position in computational modeling of a thermochemical heat transformer

  • Key takeaways

    This position is part of a large project recently funded by the European Union’s IPCEI program. Here, the University of Twente together with academic/research organizations and industrial partners join forces in the development of a sustainable data center.

    We have an open postdoctoral position available in the research domain of advanced thermochemistry. The job includes the computational modeling of a novel thermochemical heat transformer for upgrading low-temperature waste heat from the data center. You will be part of a team of experienced and ambitious PhDs striving for scientific excellence within the stated science domain. You will be offered the ability to work closely together with existing Ph.D. candidates to develop your leadership and mentorship abilities.

    Project aim and description:

    You will lead the development of numerical models for thermochemical heat transformers for data center waste heat upgrade systems. You will use X-ray tomography methods to perform pore-scale simulations to understand the heat and mass transfer limitations in structured thermochemical materials developed using additive manufacturing techniques. You will also develop the numerical models for designing the prototype scale thermochemical heat transformers. Furthermore, you will be responsible for investigating the complete system including efficient heat management, and performing a techno-economic analysis. You will also be responsible for report writing and interaction with the project partners.

    Your first responsibility is to carry out the research, but you are also encouraged to acquire teaching experience. We support you in broadening your knowledge by joining international exchange programs, participating in national and international conferences and workshops, and visiting industrial companies, research institutes, and universities worldwide.


    Information and application

    Are you interested in being part of our team? Please send your application by March 10, 2024, via the "apply now" button and include:

    • a cover letter (maximum one A4 page), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications [Please specify the relevance of your experience to the required technical background], and motivations to apply for this position.
    • a detailed CV including a publication list, relevant courses attended, and contact details of at least 3 references.

    For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Dr. Abhishek Kumar Singh ([email protected]).

    The first (online) jobinterviews will take place March 18, 2024.


    About the organisation

    The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.



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