ETH Zurich
PhD student on “Heat and moisture transport under partial freezing and frost damage in porous media though advanced modeling and experimental investigations”
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.
Visit employer page
JOB DETAILS
Published: 15 days ago
Application deadline: Unspecified
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
You need to sign in or create an account to save this job
Please mention that you found this job on Academic Positions when applying.
SHARE THIS JOB

PhD student on “Heat and moisture transport under partial freezing and frost damage in porous media though advanced modeling and experimental investigations”

The Chair of Building Physics of ETH Zurich is performing multiscale research on the interaction of fluids with porous materials. In collaboration with the Laboratory of Multiscale Studies in Building Physics of Empa, we are recruiting a
PhD student on “Heat and moisture transport under partial freezing and frost damage in porous media though advanced modeling and experimental investigations”
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated candidate that will investigate heat and moisture transport in porous materials under partial freezing. Frost damage in porous materials is of great interest in a wide range of fields, e.g. civil engineering, food engineering, geomorphology, and in particular for this project, for the retrofit of historical buildings. To this effect, a heat and moisture transport model for partial freezing will be coupled to a poro-mechanical damage model. Freezing-induced moisture transport towards the freezing zone and pore size-dependence of freezing temperature are included. Experiments are conducted using classical approaches combined with advanced imaging with X-ray and neutron at pore and macro-scale, to document the transport and damage processes. A damage assessment methodology for frost damage in retrofitted masonry will be developed.
The candidate should be a responsible and communicative scientist with a master degree in mechanical, civil or material engineering, physics, materials science, or similar field. Optimally, the candidate should have a strong background in heat and mass transport and/or in imaging of porous materials. A good background in computer programming with good knowledge of either Fortran or C++ is advantageous. The candidate should be proficient in English.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter, a comprehensive CV in-cluding publications and presentations, diplomas and a list of courses attended and the names and contact information of three references. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Chair of Building Physics, please visit our website http://www.carmeliet.ethz.ch. Questions regarding about this position should be directed to Dr. Dominique Derome by email dominique.derome(at)empa.ch (no applications).

Continue reading
You need to sign in or create an account to save this job

75 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Doctoral Student Work and Organizational Psychology (100%)
  The Work and Organizational Psychology Chair at ETH Zurich hires at the next possible date/on agreement a Doctoral Student Work and Organizational Psychology (100%) The position and the dissertation project are embedded in a...
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
PhD position in nonlinear laser spectroscopy of multiferroic materials
  The Multifunctional Ferroic Materials group of Prof. Manfred Fiebig at the Department of Materials (D-MATL) of the ETH Zürich is seeking a student for a PhD position in nonlinear laser spectroscopy of multiferroic materials The...
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Head of the gta Verlag (80%)
  The gta Institute is one of the leading teaching and research institutions in the field of the history and theory of architecture. It also includes an exhibitions unit, an archive and a publishing house, and is part of the Department of...
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
PhD position: Developing hybrid testing for virtualisation
  DyVirt seeks to appoint 14 highly motivated Ph.D. candidates to a range of positions across Europe. The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions offer an exciting opportunity to work with leading experts across Europe to develop advanced virtual...