PhD Position in experimental investigation of a thermochemical heat upgrade system for industrial heating
Are you interested in the development of a novel thermochemical heat upgrade system suitable for industrial heating? Do you have experience and skills in thermodynamics and experimental heat transfer? Then this Ph.D. project may be interesting for you.
This position is part of a project recently funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe program. Here, the University of Twente together with academic/research organizations and industrial partners from 8 European countries join forces in the development of heat upgrade systems for industrial heating purposes.
In this project, a novel thermochemical heat upgrade system will be developed and tested at the relevant operating conditions. It will be used for temperature boosting of low-grade industrial waste heat, and low-concentrated solar collectors. Salt hydrates will be used as the reactive material in this system.
The goal of this Ph.D. is to develop a lab-scale thermochemical heat upgrade system. You will investigate several design concepts for this system. For this purpose, various test rigs will be developed for the testing of reactive materials provided by our consortium partners. You will also provide support during the development and testing of system components as well as proof-of-concept scale demonstration. This position may include a stay of a few months at another partner location in Sweden.
You will work with experts from universities, national labs, commercial partners, and end-users. You are expected to present your work during regular project meetings with the consortium partners as well as at various national/international conferences.
Information and application
You can apply for this position by April 15, 2023, by clicking the ‘apply now’ button below. Please include:
- Curriculum Vitae (including contact information for at least two academic references).
- Title and abstract of your Master’s project/thesis.
- A motivation letter (maximum one page).
- MS grade sheet
For more information on this position, please contact Abhishek Kumar Singh (email@example.com).
The first (online) jobinterviews will take place in the week of April 17, 2023.
About the organisation
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.