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Last application date
Aug 12, 2017 23:59
Department
TW11 – Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
MSc in Chemical Engineering or related subject
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

Prediction of Turbulent Reactive Flows by means of Numerical Simulations (PRETREF)

Aim
The goal of this PhD is coupling detailed kinetic models for free radical and surface processes with Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) accounting properly for turbulence.

Justification
The 20th century has proven to be a fruitful century in modeling chemical reactors using simplified reactor models and simplified kinetic models. Hence, there’s a good reason to believe that many of those systems are actually far from optimal. Indeed, the supercomputer capabilities in the 21th century make that on a computational level new innovations are possible that 5 years ago one could not even dream of. The current state of the art in CFD makes use almost exclusively of traditional Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS). The main limitation of RANS modeling is that RANS variables do not depend on time and only averaged flow fields are obtained of which the accuracy can be debated. It must be clear that an instantaneous and averaged turbulent flow field have not much in common. Also intuitively it seems obvious that certain phenomena can simply not be averaged like ignition, quenching, flow instabilities, acoustic waves and thermoacoustics. Note that implementation of detailed chemistry in CFD is at present almost not done, not even when simple turbulence models are used.

Program
Coupling detailed kinetic models with OpenFOAM accounting properly for turbulence. The approach will be validated using a unique set of newly acquired experimental data on the flow field in well-defined reactor geometries using 2D/3D Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and liquid crystal thermography. Implementation of kinetic models with more than 50 species In OpenFOAM using LES. Therefore a dynamic kinetic model reduction method will be developed for the OpenFoam platform in order to drastically decrease the required CPU time. This will be combinend with the classical tools for obtaining reduced chemistry, i.e.: quasi steady state approximation, rate of production and sensitivity analysis. Evaluate the developed OpenFOAM LES code for low NOx burners, pyrolysis and selected surface reactions.

Profile of the candidate

Applicants must possess a MSc in Chemical Engineering or related subject and a TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 95(iBT) or equivalent. Relevant experience in the area of reactor engineering, kinetics, and/or computational chemistry is strongly recommended. Candidates must have a strong mathematical background and be willing to focus on obtaining quantitative rather than qualitative results.

How to apply

Any additional information can be obtained by contacting . Any application should enclose a C.V., a one page justification of your interest and the e-mail addresses of at least two references. Unsolicited applications are always welcome

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Last application date
Sep 30, 2017 13:53
Department
LA12 – Department of Soil Management
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
MSc in Agriculture Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Mechatronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

Addressing food security issues in the light of the rapid population growth is an increasingly important global challenge. More food will have to be produced in the next 50 years than has been over the past 10,000 years (2008 UN sustainable development forum). One way to achieve this is by managing farm resources site specifically using advanced technologies in precision agriculture. Precision agriculture technologies play an important role in addressing the conflict between producing more whilst operating within a sustainable framework.

Fully funded 5 PhD scholarships in Precision Agriculture are available in Precision Soil and Crop Engineering Group (SiTeMan), within the Department of Soil Management, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering in Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium. We are looking for top MSc students, to work as PhD candidates under a recently funded project by the Flemish Scientific Research (FWO) under the Odysseus I call for proposal 2016, with a total budget of €3.5 M: Towards Establishing a Centre of Site-specific Technology for Soil and Crop Management. The aim of the project is to establish a research platform combining cutting-edge soil and crop sensors, modelling and system control technology for managing farm resources (seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, water, and manure) site-specifically, with the final goal of establishing a precision agriculture centre in Flanders.

The following 5 PhD projects are available under this project:

  1. Site specific fertilisation.
  2. Site specific manure injection.
  3. Site specific pesticide applications.
  4. Site specific soil compaction management.
  5. Site specific seed rate management.

We are looking for top students with a MSc degree obtained between September 2017 and not earlier than September 2014. Successful candidates will have the following responsibilities:

  • Run your PhD project and deliver the project results in a timely manner.
  • Submission of high quality publications in international journals.
  • Link and integrate with research project of the other PhD students under Odysseus project as deemed appropriate.
  • Contribute to group activities as requested by your promoters that are within the remit of the role and the grant, and the associated grade. This may include:
  1. Supporting and collaborating with MSc and PhD students.
  2. Contribution to teaching programmes if requested to do so.
  3. Assist in other activates in the group as deemed necessary.

 

Profile of the candidate

The candidate should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have or will soon have a MSc degree in Agriculture Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Mechatronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Should have knowledge in the use of basic engineering software and modelling languages, such as, MATLAB Toolbox, LabVIEW, DaisyLab, AutoCAD, or C++…..
  • Desirable to have knowledge in sensing technologies, modelling and control theory.
  • Good contextual understanding of agricultural systems, precision agriculture and the ability to work in the field with agriculture machinery.
  • The candidate should have a high level of proficiency in English sufficient to communicate effectively with colleagues and write papers and reports.
  • Good practical problem solver / Ability to find appropriate solutions to academic and technical problems.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team within a dynamic research group.

 

Offer

  • We offer fully funded PhD positions starting between 1st November 2017 and 2nd January 2018. We offer approx. €23787 per year (€1982 per month) based on a full working week (38 hours).
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to work within a stimulating research environment within the SiTeMan Group with interdisciplinary team comprising of agricultural engineers, soil scientists, agronomists and data mining experts, where many international collaborations are foreseen.

 

How to apply

Applications should be submitted by not latter that 30th September, 2017, enclosing the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining your motivation, research and teaching experience.
  • Detailed CV and publication record.
  • Your MSc degree or an interim document if you are still finishing your MSc.
  • A verified transcript of your MSc and BSc degrees.
  • Indicate your interest in the above 5 PhD projects.
  • Two reference letters from academic members.

Applications should be submitted via email with subject ‘PhD scholarships under Odysseus project’ to project promoter Prof. Abdul Mouazen (E-mail: ).

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icon Business Administration

Open to all nationalities

icon  Brunel University London

icon 30 Nov 2017

icon Partial Funding, £10,000 tuition fee waiver

More about this scholarship

Brunel University London offers 25 MBA scholarships for UK/EU and international applicants.

Eligibility

  • Full-Time MBA Scholarships, Brunel University London is open to applicants from all nationalities.
  • Applicants are required to qualify the entry requirements for admission to the Brunel Full-Time MBA program.
  • Must receive an offer to study commencing in September 2016 or January 2017.

Documents Required

  • Applicants are required to submit a completed application form.
  • Applicants of Full-Time MBA Scholarships, Brunel University London must submit an essay comprising of no more than 500 words and a supporting statement.

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icon Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance

Open to all nationals

icon  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

icon 09 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, salary

More about this scholarship

  • Department of Electrical Engineering, Center for Magnetic Resonance at the Technical University of Denmark is offering DTU Ph.D. scholarship in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance, 2017.
  • Applicants of DTU Ph.D. scholarship in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance, 2017 are required to have an MSc in engineering or equivalent.
  • Candidates applying for DTU Ph.D. scholarship in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance, 2017 should submit the following documents:
    • Letter of motivation/cover letter
    • CV
    • BSc/MSc diploma and transcripts
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system

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icon Computer Science

Open to all nationalities

icon  International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS)

icon 15 Jul 2017

icon Full Funding,

More about this scholarship

The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science is offering IMPRS-CS Fully-Funded Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017 to applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates applying for IMPRS-CS Fully-Funded Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017 must hold a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree from a research-oriented institution.
  • Applicants who have ranked at the top of their class will be considered.
  • Applicants of IMPRS-CS Fully-Funded Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017 must have already engaged in research and published their results.
  • Applicants are required to be fluent in English.

Documents required:

  • Applicants must submit their Bachelor’s and Master’s certificate.
  • Must submit school leaving certificate.
  • Academic transcripts from Bachelor and Master study must be submitted.
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume must be submitted.
  • A personal statement outlining the applicant’s motivation and reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. must be submitted.
  • Must submit an abstract of Master’s thesis.

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icon Humanities

Open to EU nationals

icon  National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway

icon 04 Aug 2017

icon Partial Funding, €1,500

More about this scholarship

The National University of Ireland is offering NUI Postgraduate Masters Scholarship, 2017 to candidates enrolling into masters programs offered by the University.

Eligibility criteria:

  • NUI Postgraduate Masters Scholarship, 2017 is open to EU nationals.
  • The applicants must be accepted onto one of the Fulltime Taught Masters programs for the 2017/18 academic year.
  • Applicants of NUI Postgraduate Masters Scholarship, 2017 must have received first class honors primary degree (Level 8) or equivalent.
  • Candidates must not be in receipt of scholarships under the NUI Galway Scholarship.

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icon Subjects offered by University of Bolton

Open to UK and EU nationals

icon  University of Bolton

icon 29 Sep 2017

icon Partial Funding, £3,000

More about this scholarship

University of Bolton Stoller Scholarship, 2017 to students enrolling in relevant courses in 2017/18 at the University.

Eligibility criteria:

  • University of Bolton Stoller Scholarship, 2017 is open UK and EU nationals.
  • Candidates must have commenced their first-year undergraduate full-time study at the University of Bolton.
  • Candidates applying for University of Bolton Stoller Scholarship, 2017 must reside at home addresses within the following postcodes in the Oldham area: OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL8, OL9, or M35.

Documents required:

  • Applicants must submit a completed application form.
  • A written statement of a minimum of 250 words to a maximum of 500 words must be submitted.
  • Candidates must submit proof of a relevant home address.

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icon Engineering

Open to nationals of CERN Member or Associate States

icon  CERN

icon 04 Sep 2017

icon Partial Funding, stipend + Insurance + travel expenses

More about this scholarship

The European Organization for Nuclear Research is offering CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship, 2017 to recent graduates who wish to work for one or two years in an international environment.

Eligibility criteria:

  • CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship, 2017 is open to nationals of CERN Member or the Associate States.
  • Applicants applying in experimental or theoretical physics must hold a Ph.D. or are about to finish your thesis.
  • Candidates applying in applied science, computing or engineering must hold a university degree or a technical engineer qualification.
  • Applicants with an MSc or higher diploma should have no more than ten years relevant experience.
  • Applicants with only a BSc or technical engineer diploma should have no more than four years experience.
  • Applicants who are currently preparing a diploma are eligible to apply for CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship, 2017.

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icon Archaeology and Classical Studies

Open to US citizens or permanent residents

icon  American Academy in Rome

icon 01 Nov 2018

icon Partial Funding, $10,000

More about this scholarship

 

  • Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship, 2017 is open to US citizens and permanent residents.
  • The American Academy in Rome receives all applications of the Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship, 2017.
  • Applicants of Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship, 2017 must submit a report to the Chair of the AIA Fellowships Committee and the President of the AAR after the tenure of the fellowship.

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icon Masters

icon Subjects offered by Kingston University

Open to UK and EU nationals

icon  Kingston University

icon 17 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, 50% of fees up to £3,000

More about this scholarship

Kingston University Annual Fund Postgraduate Scholarships, 2017 are being offered to promote academic excellence and provide opportunities to talented young graduates to continue to advanced levels of learning and research.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The scholarship is open to UK and EU nationals.
  • Applicants of Kingston University Annual Fund Postgraduate Scholarships, 2017 must have secured first-class honors or high 2:1 in the previous degree.
  • Applicants must be categorized as ‘home’ for fees purpose.
  • Candidates must have already received an offer of admission to study at Kingston.
  • Applicants of Kingston University Annual Fund Postgraduate Scholarships, 2017 must possess a strongly supported academic reference.

Documents required:

  • An academic letter of reference
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • A copy of the offer letter from Kingston University
  • Copies of any certificates relevant to prizes or awards

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