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Job Record #15577
TitlePhD student position in reactive porous media simulation
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerLuleå University of Technology
LocationSweden, Luleå
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateThursday, January 31, 2019
The Division of Energy Science at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) has an 
open PhD position. Your research studies will involve the simulation of reactive 
porous media flows, for application in the production of direct reduced iron 
using biomass at Höganäs AB.

As a PhD student you will work for a doctoral degree as the final goal. In 
parallel with your thesis work, you will also develop your general skills by 
taking courses.

The PhD project is part of a four-year research project supported by the Swedish 
Energy Agency. The overall aim of the project is to gain fundamental knowledge 
that supports the replacement of fossil-based reduction agents with biomass in 
Höganäs AB’s metal powder production. A part of this project is dedicated to the 
development of numerical simulation tools, which are used for evaluation of the 
possible consequences of replacing coal with biomass on the process and product 
quality. We will work with researchers and engineers in Höganäs very closely.

The Höganäs sponge iron process can be characterized by a system of solid porous 
media undergoing heterogeneous chemical reactions. Within the PhD research 
project, we will simulate how different biomass-based reduction agents would 
react in the process. Together with us, you will develop a simulation model. In 
collaboration with Höganäs AB, you will also have an opportunity to test your 
simulation results in practical studies using a pilot-scale version of their 
industrial process.

In order to be eligible you must have a degree of Master of Science in chemical 
engineering, material science, applied physics, or similar specialisations. You 
should have a good knowledge of the English language and good oral and written 
proficiency. It is desirable that you have a strong interest in new green-
technologies and numerical studies. We value a candidate who likes to work in a 
team but can also take initiative on their own. We see it as an advantage if you 
have experience in CFD simulation, reaction engineering, or chemical kinetics.

We accept the application online from our website.
The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified 
diplomas from universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written 
in English or Swedish.
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #15577 when responding to this ad.
NameKentaro Umeki
Email ApplicationNo
Phone+46 920 49 2484
Record Data:
Last Modified12:48:31, Tuesday, January 08, 2019

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