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Université libre de Bruxelles
PhD or PostDoc position - ERC Starting Grant project VADEMECOM
Université libre de Bruxelles
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PhD or PostDoc position - ERC Starting Grant project VADEMECOM

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VADEMECOM is an ERC Starting Grant, started on April 1st 2017, for a duration of 5 years.

VADEMECOM is based on the observation that combustion science will play a major role in the future quest for sustainable, secure and environmentally friendly energy sources. Two thirds of the world energy supply rely on combustion of fossil and alternative fuels, and all scenarios forecast an increasing absolute energy supply through combustion, with an increasing share of renewables. Thus, combustion will remain the major actor in transportation and power generation as well as in manufacturing processes, like steel and glass.

Nevertheless, combustion science will need profound innovation to meet future energy challenges, such as energy efficiency and fuel flexibility, and ensure future generations with affordable and sustainable energy and healthy environment. In this context, MILD combustion represents a very attractive solution for its fuel flexibility and capability to deliver very high combustion efficiency with virtually zero pollutant emissions. Such a combustion regime is the result of a very strong interaction between turbulent mixing and chemical kinetics. The fundamental mechanism of this interaction is not fully understood, thus justifying the need for experimental and numerical investigations.

The overall objective of VADEMECOM is to drive the development of modern and efficient combustion technologies, by means of experimental, theoretical, and numerical simulation approaches. New-generation simulation tools for MILD combustion will be developed, to reduce the dependence on sub-grid models and increase the fidelity of numerical simulations. High-fidelity experimental data will be collected on quasi-industrial systems, to disclose the nature of the interactions between fluid dynamics, chemistry and pollutant formation processes in MILD combustion. Experiment and numerical simulations will be tied together by Validation and Uncertainty Quantification techniques, to allow the ground-breaking application of the developed approaches and promote innovation in the energy sector.

We seek candidates, with a background in the following field:

Combustion experiments and modelling. The positions is readily available and open to both researchers at the PhD and PostDoc level. The choice will be based on the candidates' profiles.

Job description 

The objective of the study will be the characterization of MILD combustion in semi-industrial systems, with the objective of shading light on the nature of turbulence-chemistry interactions in such a regime. The research will be rooted on a constructive interaction of experiments and simulations, with the objective of advancing our understanding of the physical processes occurring in MILD combustion and to improve its numerical modelling.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Benefits

PhD

Fellowship

  • EU Citizens and citizens from countries that have a bilateral social security agreement with Belgium: social security coverage including medical insurance, unemployment benefit, retirement pension, maternity leave and child benefit.
  • Non-EU Citizens from countries that have no bilateral social security agreement with Belgium: social security coverage including medical insurance, maternity leave and child benefit.
  • Insurance against accidents in the workplace.
  • Tax exemption.
  • Low-cost private hospitalization insurance.
  • On-site services at the ULB: medical centre, university hospital, sports centre, subsidized restaurants, cultural centre, crèche, activities for children…

ULB Contract

  • Social security coverage including medical insurance, unemployment benefit, retirement pension, maternity leave and child benefit.
  • Insurance against accidents in the workplace.
  • Low-cost private hospitalization insurance.
  • On-site services at the ULB: medical centre, university hospital, sports centre, subsidized restaurants, cultural centre, crèche, activities for children…

Postdoc

Fellowship (only for postdoctoral researchers arriving from abroad)

  • EU Citizens and citizens from countries that have a bilateral social security agreement with Belgium: social security coverage including medical insurance, unemployment benefit, retirement pension, maternity leave and child benefit.
  • Non-EU Citizens from countries that have no bilateral social security agreement with Belgium: social security coverage including medical insurance, maternity leave and child benefit.
  • Insurance against accidents in the workplace.
  • Tax exemption.
  • Low-cost private hospitalization insurance.
  • On-site services at the ULB: medical centre, university hospital, sports centre, subsidized restaurants, cultural centre, crèche, activities for children…

ULB Contract

  • Social security coverage including medical insurance, unemployment benefit, retirement pension, maternity leave and child benefit.
  • Insurance against accidents in the workplace.
  • Low-cost private hospitalization insurance.
  • On-site services at the ULB: medical centre, university hospital, sports centre, subsidized restaurants, cultural centre, crèche, activities for children…

Eligibility criteria

For candidates holding PhD, the following condition applies:

  • Eligible ESR candidates may be of any nationality but must not, at the time of recruitment have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

Selection process

Selection process

The selection process is based on two steps:

  • Evaluation of the documents provided by the Applicant
  • Interview of each candidate having the eligibility requisites (evaluated through the first step). The interviews will be organized remotely via Skype.

List of Documents to be provided:

  • Letter of motivation (approx. 1 page)
  • Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings)
  • Summary of Master's thesis (approx. 1 page)
  • Short CV including a publication list (if any)
  • Two reference letters from academics.
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Passport copy

REQUIREMENTS

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES

    ENGLISH: Excellent

    FRENCH: Basic

Skills/Qualifications

Requirements

  • A MSc or a PhD degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Applied Mathematics, with a focus on either chemical kinetics, or fluid mechanics and combustion modelling.
  • A qualification equivalent to first-class honors degree is preferred.
  • A strong mathematical background.
  • English language is mandatory.

Specific Requirements

Expertise in at least one of the two areas below

  • Experience in experimental methods for thermal system analysis (including experimental design methods, flow measurements, temperature measurements, analytical measurements, laser diagnostics, …)
  • Experience in numerical methods, excellent computational skills, experience with C++ programming, interest in CFD programming and turbulent combustion modelling.
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