STI – PhD position in Fundamental Thermofluids for Sustainable Cooling

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
December 15, 2023
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One PhD position is available in Prof. Zhengmao Lu's new research group, the Energy Transport Advances Laboratory (ETA-LAB) in the Institute of Mechanical Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland. Please check Prof. Lu's research portfolio on his personal website (https: // while we are building the site for the ETA-LAB. At the ETA-LAB, we strive to obtain a deeper understanding of interfacial transport physics. We then aim to create high-performance low-carbon-emission cooling solutions leveraging the fundamental understanding to address the ever-increasing global cooling needs.

What we offer:

  • Fundamental and application-driven projects that will allow you to make a strong contribution to the research community and the society
  • Experimental and modeling experience that will give you a comprehensive research portfolio
  • Collaboration with the world-class research groups at EPFL and beyond
  • Career planning and networking opportunities through conferences
  • Competitive salaries (https: // www. structure/doctoral-students-salary/)
  • What we expect:

  • Solid background in thermal science and fluid mechanics
  • Strong interest and aptitude in building experimental setups
  • Great communication skills in English (written and spoken)
  • Priority will be given to candidates with experience in heat exchanger manufacture and testing. Expertise in surface chemistry characterization and/or sorbent materials will also be welcome.

    Starting date: The preferred starting date is March 1, 2023 (negotiable).

    How to apply: Please send your application including your CV and names of two references to [email protected] the subject line: “PhD Application to ETA-LAB Your Name”.

    To be enrolled in the EPFL PhD program, the candidate also needs to apply to one of the suitable doctoral schools. We suggest the doctoral school of Energy (EDEY) or Materials Science and Engineering (EDMX). For both EDEY and EDMX, the two application deadlines each year are December 15 and April 15.

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