KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

Job description

The position is located at the division of process technology at KTH and will aim at contributing with simulation to new decarbonized and sustainable processes for industry. The present post-doctoral project focuses on CFD simulations of chemically reacting flows with application to industrial reactors and heat recovery. We consider the flows, turbulence, mixing, finite rate chemically reaction and heat-transfer in the simulations. We use high-fidelity simulations to capture the details of the chemical reaction inside complex flows. The application will be (i) simulation of crystallization (using Population Balance Equation) and (ii) simulation of waste-heat recovery using dissociating gases. The work consists of simulation using super-computers, code modification/implementation of new models, data analysis and presentation of the result. The data analysis might include some coding in python for creating/modifying short scripts for using Machine -Learning or modal analysis techniques.

What we offer

  • A position for contributing to the transition toward a sustainable industry
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in combustion science, fluid mechanics, chemical engineering, or energy engineering. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Documented experience in CFD simulations of complex, reacting, multiphase flows, crystallization reactors or turbulent combustion.
  • Documented publications in top journals and ability to communicate in English.
  • Ability to work independently and motivation to get to the objective.
  • Ability to collaborate in a multi-cultural environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Documented Proficiency using OpenFOAM, COMSOL or Fluent
  • Use of modal analysis or Machine Learning for data analysis
  • Use of super-computer to perform CFD simulations
  • Documented experience in implementing new models in CFD codes
  • Teaching abilities and an awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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To apply for the position

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The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge (max 2 pages long incl. publication list – select the most relevant articles).
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Letter of Motivation stating why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max 1 page long (Times New Roman 11pts)

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2023-1335
  • Christophe Duwig, duwig@kth.se
Published 29.Jun.2023
Last application date 31.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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