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Job Record #15654
TitlePostdoctoral position: CFD of 3D printed reactors
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerKU Leuven, Department of Chemical Engineering
LocationBelgium, Leuven
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSunday, June 30, 2019
Microreaction technology has evolved into an established tool for chemical
synthesis, primarily due to the enhanced mass and heat transfer coefficients
obtained by decreasing the characteristic reactor length scale and thus
increasing the surface-to-volume ratio. Many chemical transformations performed
in microreactors involve multiple immiscible phases, and for fast reaction
kinetics, interfacial mass transfer then becomes the rate limiting step.
With the increasing capabilities of additive manufacturing (3D printing),
microreactors can now be accurately fabricated with their geometries optimized
through computational fluid dynamics (CFD). In this project, we aim to combine
3D printing and computational modeling as digital tools for the design and
fabrication of reactors and structured catalysts. 

Processes of interest involve fluid-fluid, and solid-fluid reaction systems. The
obtained results will reveal the fundamental transport processes, and how they
are connected to a particular reactor design. This will allow to close the loop
to 3D print custom reactors for specific reactions, and thus contribute to
sustainable advanced manufacturing by providing guidelines for the design of
flow reactors.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher with a background
in chemical engineering and numerical simulations. The successful candidate will
be offered a post-doc position to become part of our international team with
global research and industry links. Funding can be initially provided for a
period of 1 year, with the option of extension to 2 years.

You can apply for this position no later than June 30, 2019 via the online
application tool:

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NameSimon Kuhn
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