This position is part of a project recently funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe program. Here, the University of Twente together with academic/research organizations and industrial partners from 8 European countries join forces in the development of heat upgrade systems for industrial heating purposes.
In this project, a novel thermochemical heat upgrade system will be developed and tested at the relevant operating conditions. It will be used for temperature boosting of low-grade industrial waste heat, and low-concentrated solar collectors. Salt hydrates will be used as the reactive material in this system.
The goal of this Ph.D. is to investigate new design concepts for the proposed thermochemical heat upgrade system. You will develop numerical models to understand the structure-property relationship in thermochemical materials across different lengths and timescales. It will enhance our understanding of key factors governing TCM phase transitions and their impact on the coupled heat and mass transport. You are expected to connect this fundamental understanding with the reactor-level design of the proposed system. You will develop models at different length scales to accomplish this goal. You will work with the experimentalist to realize the design and numerical model validation.
You will work with experts from universities, national labs, commercial partners, and end-users. You are expected to present your work during regular project meetings with the consortium partners as well as at various national/international conferences.Your profile
You can apply for this position by March 31, 2023, by clicking the ‘apply now' button below. Please include:
For more information on this position, please contact Abhishek Kumar Singh ([email protected]).
The first (online) job interviews will take place in the week of April 17, 2023.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.Want to know more Singh, A.K. (Abhishek)
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