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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
PhD in Chemical Engineering or related subject
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

Postdoctoral researcher: Integrated model guided process optimization of steam cracking furnaces (IMPROOF)

Aim
Evaluate theoretically and experimentally the potential benefit of applying high emissivity coatings, oxy-fuel combustion and 3D reactor designs in steam cracking furnaces.

Justification
Steam cracking is one of the most energy intensive processes in the chemical industry. Although steam cracking technology is considered to be mature, the complexity of the process and the harsh operating conditions allow the implementation of technology developments towards substantial heat transfer enhancement. One of the main objectives of IMPROOF is to increase the energy efficiency of the radiation section of a steam cracking furnace, minimizing exergy losses. A key element to realize this is the use of high emissivity coatings manufactured and studied under real furnace conditions in the project. On the other hand NOx emissions can be reduced by the possible use of oxy-fuel combustion. Finally, the efficiency and selectivity can be improved by applying

Program
Although the benefit of the application of high emissivity coatings is clear they are still rarely applied for steam cracking furnaces. Therefore IMPROOF will assess the results of the application of high emissivity materials on improved refractory materials on TRL5 and TRL6 level. These furnace redesigns of components and process tubes combined with CFD modelling will be a further multiplier for the potential benefit of IMPROOF. IMPROOF seeks to further demonstrate that also existing furnaces can be retrofitted to increase their performance. At the same IMPROOF will result in optimized resource and energy efficiencies, and also less pollutant emissions. A risk is that, as a result of improvements in the radiant section by coating various components with high emissivity products, the amount of heat released to the convective section will be reduced. This will necessitate a re-evaluation of the operation of the convective section which will prompt the evaluation of high emissivity products to improve heat absorption in this area as well.

Nowadays, there is an increased interest towards the development of oxy-fuel combustion, i.e. the process of burning a fuel using pure oxygen instead of air as the primary oxidant. One of the advantages of oxy-fuel combustion is the production of a highly concentrated stream of CO2, ready for capture and storage (CCS). Beside CCS, oxy-fuel combustion has other advantages, such as the possibility to significantly reduce the size of the combustor unit compared to that used in the corresponding air-fired combustion. Another essential question that will be addressed by IMPROOF is if the use of renewable fuels such as bio-gas or bio-oils is actually beneficial to be considered in steam cracking furnaces. Detailed kinetic models and CFD will be used to provide answers to all these questions.

Profile of the candidate

Applicants must possess a PhD 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.

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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

icon Training & Short courses, Other

icon Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Open to US nationals

icon  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

icon 13 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, $1,000

More about this scholarship

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) provides an opportunity to participate in the 2017 Systems of Care Special Program Clinical Projects.

Eligibility

  • Applicants of Systems Of Care Special Program Clinical Projects must be enrolled in a residency program in the United States.
  • He/She must be a child and adolescent psychiatry residents at the time of the AACAP Annual Meeting in October 2016.
  • Candidates in their first or second year of child fellowship training are eligible.
  • Triple Boarders in their fourth or fifth year of training in their triple board programs are eligible as well.
  • Members of the AACAP qualify for the program.
  • Applicants of Systems Of Care Special Program Clinical Projects whose membership application is pending at the time of application can apply as well.

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icon Other

icon Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Open to US nationals

icon  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

icon 13 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, $1,000

More about this scholarship

AACAP Educational Outreach Program For Child And Adolescent Residents is offered by American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Eligibility

  • Candidates applying for AACAP Educational Outreach Program For Child And Adolescent Residents must be a child and adolescent psychiatry residents at the time of the AACAP Annual Meeting in October 2017.
  • He/She must be currently enrolled in a residency program in the United States.
  • Candidates in their first or second year of child fellowship training are welcome to apply.
  • Triple Boarders are also eligible to apply.
  • Members of the AACAP are considered for the award.
  • Applicants of AACAP Educational Outreach Program For Child And Adolescent Residents who have a membership application pending at the time of application are eligible as well.
  • Must attend all Annual Meeting events specified by AACAP.
  • Past Educational Outreach Program awardees are considered for the award.
  • Preference will be given to first-time applicants.

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icon Other

icon Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Open to US nationals

icon  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

icon 13 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, $1,000 for travel expenses

More about this scholarship

AACAP Educational Outreach Program For General Psychiatry Residents is offered by American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

Eligibility

  • Candidates applying for AACAP Educational Outreach Program For General Psychiatry Residents must currently be enrolled in a residency program in the United States.
  • Candidates in their first, second or third year of general psychiatry training are eligible.
  • He/She must be general psychiatry residents at the time of the AACAP Annual Meeting.
  • Applicants who are members of the AACAP are eligible.
  • Candidates whose membership application is pending at the time of application can also apply.
  • Must attend all Annual Meeting events specified by AACAP.
  • Past Educational Outreach Program candidates are eligible to apply.
  • First-time applicants will be given priority.

Benefits

  • Selected candidates will receive up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the AACAP Annual Meeting in New York, NY.
  • Applicants of AACAP Educational Outreach Program For General Psychiatry Residents will be provided with one free ticket to attend one Institute at the AACAP Annual Meeting.
  • One free ticket to attend one Workshop at the AACAP Annual Meeting

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icon Other

icon Economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources

Open to citizens of member countries of the World Bank

icon  World Bank

icon 28 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, Salary, Health, Life, Accident, and Other Insurance Programs, other benefits

More about this scholarship

World Bank Young Professionals Program (YPP), 2017 is open to candidates with a passion for international development and leadership ability to develop in World Bank Group (WBG).

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants of World Bank Young Professionals Program (YPP), 2017 must possess citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group.
  • Candidates must be born on or after on or after October 1, 1985.
  • Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or Master’s degree and relevant work experience.
  • Candidates applying for World Bank Young Professionals Program (YPP), 2017 should be fluent in English and also in one or more of the WBG’s working languages (optional).
  • Applicants must have a specialization in an area related to the WBG Technical/Operations.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience related to the development or continued academic study at the doctoral level is essential.
  • The following are the list of additional qualifications:
    • Demonstrable passion and commitment for international development
    • Have excellent academic credentials
    • Be motivated to shift to and take up country assignments
    • Show outstanding client engagement and team leadership skills
    • Possess international development country experience

Documents required:

  • CV
  • Application essay
  • Education transcripts/certificates
  • Ph.D. Dissertation/Master’s thesis topic (short summary), if applicable

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icon PhD

icon Bioscience Engineering

Open to all nationals

icon  Ghent University

icon 01 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding,

More about this scholarship

  • Ghent University Ph.D. Position, 2017 is open to applicants who belong to the field of (Bio)Engineering or Physics with a specialization in polymer processing, biomedical, biotechnological, micro-and/or nano-fabrication, or other relevant fields.
  • Applicants of Ghent University Ph.D. Position, 2017 should be willing to work hands-on with the mammalian embryos.
  • Candidates applying for Ghent University Ph.D. Position, 2017 must qualify to enroll as Ph.D. candidates at the faculty of engineering and architecture.

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Five fully-funded PhD student positions are now available at the University of Milano-Bicocca to pursue Doctoral Program in Analysis of Social and Economic Processes. Candidates of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these positions.

The ASEP Doctoral Program aims at training students for both scholarly and applied social research.

The University of Milano-Bicocca was founded on June 10, 1998. Located in the Northern part of Milano, Italy, the University campus is built as a cultural district in a postindustrial area (the largest in Europe), where the factory Pirelli previously produced tires and 25,000 workers were employed. Today, the same grounds host around 35,000 students. The University of Milano-Bicocca is a multi-disciplinary university that trains professionals in various fields of both the natural and the social sciences.

Course Level: Positions are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Positions are awarded in Analysis of Social and Economic Processes (ASEP) of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy).

Scholarship Award: All students admitted to the ASEP Doctoral Program receive a University scholarship of € 16,238.47 per year, gross of social security contributions. The amount of the scholarship is increased by 50% for any period of study or research abroad of at least 30 consecutive days, for a maximum of 18 months. Also, during the second and third years of the program, students may apply for a University research allowance equal to 10% of the amount of the scholarship per year. In addition to University funding, students can access special purpose grants provided by the Department of Sociology and Social Research. Specifically, students may apply for a yearly allowance of up to € 1,200 to cover travel expenses and conference fees, and a one-time allowance of up to € 2,000 to cover expenses related to summer school participation.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The ASEP Doctoral Program welcomes applications for admission from highly motivated candidates with a solid social science background and a strong interest in empirical research. Candidates should hold an Italian Laurea Magistrale or any equivalent foreign degree. Candidates who expect to obtain the required degree by October 31, 2017 are also eligible to apply for admission; accepted candidates who fail to meet this requirement, however, will lose their right to admission. Candidates are expected to be fluent in spoken and written English, which is the official language of the ASEP Doctoral Program.

Nationality: Candidates of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these positions.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their postgraduate (second cycle) degree.

English Language Requirements: Candidates are expected to be fluent in spoken and written English, which is the official language of the ASEP Doctoral Program.

How to Apply: To submit the application, candidates must follow these steps:

  • Registration with the University website (here): This allows candidates to receive a username and a password; those who already have the access credentials for the private area of Segreterie Studenti can skip this step.
  • Filling out the application: By using their personal credentials (username and password), candidates must login to the Online Student Registry – Segreterie Studenti (here), select “Admissions”, and follow the instructions.
  • Reference letters: During the application process, candidates are required to provide the e-mail address and telephone number of two reference teachers/experts. The reference teachers/experts will then receive an e-mail notification containing instructions on how to upload their reference letter, strictly by July 4, 2017. Candidates, in turn, will be notified when the reference letters have been uploaded.

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is July 3, 2017, 12:00 pm (midday) Italian time.

Scholarship Link

icon Other

icon Poetry

Open to all nationals

icon  Hawk’s Well Theatre

icon 30 Jun 2017

icon Partial Funding, €300 – €500

iconNot applicable

More about this scholarship

iYeats International Poetry Competition, 2017 is an annual competition and has gained recognition for the caliber of the participants and the judges. An award of €500 for the general category and an award of €300 for the emerging category is to be given. Ages between 16-25 are considered emerging. These awards will be presented at the Hawk’s Well during the Yeats Summer School during the ceremony.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants of iYeats International Poetry Competition, 2017 should be 16 and above

Terms and  conditions:

  • submission is through online only
  • word limit is 40 lines and the document should be an MS Word file
  • multiple prizes can be awarded to the same person
  • poems should not be original and not have been published anywhere
  • general category is open to all entrants
  • emerging category is confined to the age  group of 16-25
  • the decision made by the judge is final
  • once work has been submitted, no correspondence will be entered into
  • poems are final once submitted
  • payment must be made in Euros only
  • Applicants of iYeats International Poetry Competition, 2017 should accept the T&C once they enter the competition

 

Applications are invited for the position of Project Assistants (2 Nos.) in the project titled “Development of Low-Cost Iron Based Flow Batteries for Grid Level Energy Storage” funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

The Jyothy Institute of Technology is a private engineering college in Bangalore, Karnataka, India affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and approved by AICTE – New Delhi.

Course Level: The Eligible candidate may be entitled to register for PhD program of Visvesvaraya Technological University.

Study Subject: Applicants will work on the project titled “Development of Low-Cost Iron Based Flow Batteries for Grid Level Energy Storage”

Scholarship Award: Rs. 25,000/- (Consolidated)

Scholarship can be taken in India

Eligibility:       

  • Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Chemistry (preferably Inorganic/Physical Chemistry Specialisation) with minimum 60% marks.
  • Desirable Qualification: Good knowledge of Materials Chemistry and Electrochemistry

Nationality: Citizens of India are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

How to Apply: Applicants should send their detailed CV including their academic and professional qualifications to Dr. H.B. Muralidhara, Associate Professor, Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research and Consultancy (CIIRC), Jyothi Institute of Technology, Thataguni, off Kanakapura Road, Bangalore – 560082 preferably by email to hb.muralia-at-gmail.com or santoshgulwadi-at-gmail.com on or before 17 June 2017.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 17, 2017.

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