The two PhD vacancies are available in the section Power and Flow (P&F) of the Mechanical Engineering department and the Multiphase Reactors Group (SMR) of the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry department. This project is funded by Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Irène Curie Fellowship
Particle agglomeration is an important and common phenomenon in (wet) fluidized beds. Fundamental understanding of the micro-mechanisms of particle agglomeration and their impact on the macroscale dynamics of the bed is essential both in agglomeration-desirable processes (e.g granulation and spray drying) and processes where agglomeration in unintentional (e.g. combustion and gasification). However, the current understanding is limited to idealized systems involving e.g. water, axisymmetric liquid bridges and spherical particles. With the current consortium, we want to extend research to more realistic systems involving complex fluids ( viscoelastic fluids ) and complex solids ( polydispersity and non-spherical particle shapes).
The project has two main objectives :
Both objectives will be reached using Computational Fluid Dynamics (i.e. Particle-Resolved Direct Numerical Simulations and Computational Fluid Dynamics coupled with Discrete Element method, respectively). The results of these numerical methods will be validated using dedicated experiments which will be performed in close collaboration with the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).
You will work in a collaborative team which include dr. Yali Tang, prof. Niels Deen (PF) and dr. Maike Baltussen, prof. Hans Kuipers (SMR) from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and prof. Stefan Heinrich from TUHH. You will be employed at TU/e, however this collaboration requires you to pay short-term visits to the group of Prof. Heinrich.Job requirements
Talented, enthusiastic candidates with excellent scientific and communication skills holding a master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply. The following skillsets are preferred:
A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact dr. Yali Tang (y.tang2attue.nl) for the PhD position at PF and dr. Maike Baltussen (m.w.baltussenattue.nl) for the position at SMR.
For information about terms of employment, please contact HR Advice ME (HRAdvice.MEattue.nl (Mechanical Engineering department) and Mrs. P.J. van de Weijer (p.j.v.weijerattue.nl) (Chemical Engineering and Chemistry department).
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Both national and international applications to this advertisement are appreciated. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Promising candidates will be contacted by email.