Third-cycle subject: Energy Technology
There is an exponentially increasing societal need for satellite services for communication, earth observation and research. This need requires rocket launch solutions that, with the introduction of additive manufacturing processes and reusability, contribute to more sustainable solutions and lower societal costs. Within Europe there is an ambition to develop reusable liquid-powered rockets for which the fuel and oxygen pumps are driven by one or more turbines. To be able to cost-effectively apply AM to reusable turbines, a special focus is required on the surface roughness that products manufactured with additive manufacturing methods get to avoid expensive post-processing. The overall academic goal is to add to the knowledge of the impact of AM surface roughness on pressure loss and heat transfer coefficients for flow components in rotating flow machines.
This research project is in collaboration with industry and is financed by the Swedish National Space Agency.
Supervision: Docent Jens Fridh is proposed as supervisor and Dr. Mauricio Gutierrez Salas as co-supervisor to the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
- passed a second cycle degree (e.g. a master's degree), or
- completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
- acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
Completed coursework or course modules in engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer are required. Knowledge of surface roughness measurements of additively manufactured products is a merit.
In addition to the above, a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6.
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed on their ability to:
- independently pursue his or her work
- collaborate with others,
- have a professional approach and
- analyse and work with complex issues
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as doctoral students. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (max 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time. In the case of studies that are to be completed with a licentiate degree, the total period of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education for two years.
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
- CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge
- Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Max 2 pages)
- Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements . Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages. Copies of originals must be certified
- Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text
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