PhD Position in Supercritical combustion

University of Twente
December 02, 2022
Offerd Salary:€ 2.541
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Project description

HERMES develops and assesses a highly efficient closed-loop supercritical zero emission energy system. It is based on directly fired supercritical gas turbine engine operating on locally synthesized renewable liquid and gaseous fuels coupled with decentralized carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS). The carrier medium is highly dense supercritical fluid demanding less compression power. Therefore, and because of operating at high pressure conditions, the system achieves significantly higher efficiency than today's gas turbines. By smart capturing bulky flow of exhaust products and reusing them for fuel synthesis, the system produces virtually no pollutants.

The goal of this PhD project is to generate data and knowledge regarding combustion of renewable fuels in supercritical fluids. For that purpose, a prototype of supercritical gas turbine combustor will be designed and manufactured. The experiments focused on investigation of flame ignition, stability conditions and emissions will be the core part of the work. Understanding of the interacting phenomena during the supercritical combustion is a key point of the research. The development of the supercritical combustor will be proceed by detailed numerical simulations.

This position is part of the HERMES project (Highly Efficient SuperCritical ZERO eMission Energy System) funded by EC within HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-03-02 call. Here, the University of Twente together with academic and industrial partners from 7 European countries join the forces in development of supercritical zero emission energy system.

Your profile
  • You are an outstanding MSc graduated in the field of Thermal Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Chemical Engineering, Energy Technology, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline with a proven affinity to multidisciplinary assignments;
  • You have a strong and demonstrable background in experimental fluid dynamics and/or combustion;
  • You are familiar with gas turbine technology and gas product diagnostics;
  • You have an expertise in numerical modelling (CFD) of combustion process;
  • You have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character.
  • You have strong analytical skills;
  • You can work in a multidisciplinary team of researchers coming from various branches of science and industry;
  • You have good communication skills and a sound project approach
  • You speak and write fluent English.
  • Our offer
  • We offer a very stimulating position in a dynamic and international environment with enthusiastic colleagues, excellent working conditions and a green and lively campus;
  • A full-time 4-year PhD position;
  • Excellent mentorship and a stimulating international research environment with excellent facilities;
  • A professional and personal development program within Graduate School Twente;
  • A starting salary of € 2.541 gross per month in the first year and a salary of € 3.247 in the fourth year gross per month;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of fulltime employment.
  • Information and application

    Please send your CV, motivation letter and any relevant certificates and references by November 18, 2022 through the "apply now" button.

    If you have any further questions about this vacancy, please contact dr. ir. A.K. Pozarlik (Email: Tel.: +31 (0)53 489 2658.

    The first (online) job interview will take place in the week of 5 December.

    About the organization

    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.

    How to apply Step 1

    Apply. When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

    Step 2

    Selection. The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

    Step 3

    1st interview. The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

    Step 4

    2nd interview. In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

    Step 5

    The offer. If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

    Want to know more Pozarlik, A.K. (Artur)

    Associate Professor / Programme Director PDEng Energy & Process Technology

    Pozarlik, A.K. (Artur)

    Associate Professor / Programme Director PDEng Energy & Process Technology

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