PhD position in Computational Modeling of Biofluid Dynamics
A PhD position is available in the faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) at the University of Twente. The research concerns development of a computational model to understand the physiology of Type II Endoleaks in abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) are local dilatation of the abdominal aorta. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a procedure in which a stent graft is placed in the aneurysm to block blood flow in the aneurysm. Type II endoleaks are a persistent problem after an EVAR procedure. They are characterized by the reversal of blood into the aneurysmal sac from side branches and growth of the aneurysm thereof. The reasons for the occurrence of type II endoleaks in some patients is an open question fundamentally, the fluid mechanical aspects that lead to reverse flow to the aneurysm sac from side branches remain an enigma.
In this project you will develop a computational model within the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) based framework Musubi to incorporate aspects related to flow reversal. You will apply the simulation model to answer a complex question in physiology. Direct collaboration with the R&D department of Medtronic and the Rijnstate hospital in Arnhem will be available. You will be employed at the Engineering Fluid Dynamics group of the University of Twente (UT). You will have exposure to high performance computing resources, clinical data as well as flow experiments conducted in collaborating groups within UT like the Multi-Modality Imaging (M3i) and Physics of Fluids (PoF) groups. Your doctoral advisors will be Asst. Prof. Dr. Kartik Jain and Prof. Dr. Michel Reijnen.
Information and application
You can apply for this position before April 16, 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.
- Bachelors and Masters transcripts.
For more information on this position, please contact Kartik Jain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first (online) job interview will take place on April 26, 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.