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Job Record #15643
TitlePOSTDOC (2 YEARS) WORKING ON ME4TES PROJECT
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerUniversity of Twente
LocationNetherlands, overijssel, Enschede
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateThursday, February 28, 2019
Description:
JOB DESCRIPTION

There is a growing need for flexibility for the use of local and/or 
sustainable energy sources, which is caused by the natural fluctuations in 
the supply of these forms of energy. The combination of sustainable energy 
systems and compact thermal storage leads to more efficient use of 
sustainable energy and a reduction of the required energy from the 
electricity grid. Especially the use of thermochemical materials (TCMs), 
which is an intrinsically loss-free and compact means of thermal energy 
storage, can effectively couple the supply and demand. Optimized heat and 
mass transfer characteristics benefit storage capacity and charge/discharge 
power. The aim of ME4TES is to understand the structure-property 
relationships of heat and mass transfer, and provide design criteria for 
optimally functioning TCMs inside a component of the thermal battery. ME4TES 
will yield a validated model that accurately describes the behavior of TCMs 
at various length scales, namely at the level of TCM particles, pellets and 
a packed bed in interaction with the heat exchanger. ME4TES will exploit 
hydrated salts as TCMs that have shown energy storage capabilities 
significantly higher than water (with relevant temperature difference).
More information on the project is available on:  
https://www.utwente.nl/en/et/tfe/researchgroups/TE/research/projects/Thermoc
hemical%20Energy%20Storage/#project-information

YOUR PROFILE

We are looking for a highly skilled model developer with:
•	A PhD degree in in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, 
Applied Physics or similar subjects;
•	A thorough knowledge of fluid mechanics (including multiphase flows) 
and heat transfer.
•	pre knowledge about thermochemical heat storage systems, solid state 
chemistry, Kinetics of Phase Transitions,and Reaction in solids.
•	Proven relevant expertise in CFD modelling particularly programming 
with C++  (that is a must), experienced in working with OpenFOAM is a plus.
•	Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as 
well as in a team
You are a team-player with experiences in doing multidisciplinary based 
research. You have an interest in contribute to a high quality, impactful 
working team with several post docs and PhD candidates.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
Your application should include the following documents:
•	A cover letter carefully describing research interests and goals
•	CV (including contact information for at least two academic 
references)
•	Transcripts from your Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees
•	Transcripts of your language certificates
The application deadline is Feb 28. 

OUR OFFER
We offer a challenging fulltime postdoc position. The duration of the 
contract is 2 years, Working hours are 40 hours a week.
The University of Twente offers an attractive benefits package, including a 
flexible workweek and the option of assembling a customized compensation and 
benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the 
Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #15643 when responding to this ad.
Namemina, shahi
Emailm.shahi@utwente.nl
Email ApplicationYes
Record Data:
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