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Job Record #17328
TitleOpening for a PhD student
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerInstitute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Graz TU
LocationAustria, Styria, Graz
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (ISW) at Graz University of Technology and the Chair of Materials Science and Testing of Polymers at the Montanuniversität Leoben cooperate in a project for the development of a recycling process for polymeric materials. The project is financed by the Styria Fund for Future (Zukunftsfonds Steiermark).
Recycling of polymeric materials is a current research subject around the globe. Present research activities aim at the processing of the material flows. Examples are multi-sensor based sorting systems with artificial intelligence and so-called tracing systems. Those systems have the drawback that composites, such as multi-layered packaging materials, cannot be separated selectively. Those wastes mostly enter the way of down-cycling, down to thermal use, and disappear from the materials circle.  
The present project aims at closing the circle for non-sortable or difficult to separate polymeric materials by development of and research on a new separation process. That technique will be able to separate the material flows in a molten state of the polymers. A continuously running centrifuge is used for converting the polymer fractions into separate material flows. Furthermore, the high temperatures generated in the process have the positive side effect that low-molecular materials, such as oils and fats in the polymers are removed. The task of the ISW is the simulation of the flow through the centrifuge and of the separation process.
We are searching for a graduate of Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering- Economics, of Chemical Engineering or Technical Physics. We expect sound knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Experience with computational fluid mechanics and programming is an advantage. We expect skills for teamwork and interest in scientific work. We offer supervision in a team on a high scientific level. 
LANGUAGES: German, English.
EMPLOYMENT: at Graz University of Technology, full position of a project assistant.
START: At any time           	                            DURATION: 2 years
PLACE: Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Graz University of Technology 
    (see contact information below) 
Please send your detailed application to 
Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Graz University of Technology, Inffeldgasse 25/F, 8010 Graz, Austria
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Günter Brenn
Tel.:	+43 316 873-7341

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NameUniv.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Günter Brenn
Email ApplicationYes
Phone+43 316 873-7341
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