Postdoc in CFD for Internal Combustion Engines

DTU Mechanical Eng
Monday 02 Jul 18

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEK) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has an open 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics for internal combustion engines.

The research project involves detailed investigations of non-premixed combustion and emission characteristics using heavy fuel oil, marine diesel oil, and liquefied natural gas oil in large two-stroke marine diesel engines. The model development will be performed in OpenFOAM and in STAR-CCM+ and focus on the modelling of turbulent chemistry interaction in full engine models.

The postdoctoral fellowship is part of a larger project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and includes in addition a PhD position at DTU MEK and another PhD and postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU. Key project partners are MAN Energy Solutions, Copenhagen Denmark, and the University of Lund, Sweden.

Contribute to all aspects of the developing of the turbulent chemistry interaction models. The candidate is also expected to work closely with Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU to define the criteria in developing skeletal mechanisms for different fuels and evaluate their performance in CFD calculations. The position will involve co-supervision of PhD and Master’s students.

Required qualifications 

  • A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with expert knowledge and proven records in combustion modeling in OpenFOAM.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with STAR-CCM+, C++ and Chemkin and/or Cantera.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Con- federation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

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Additional information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jens Honoré Walther, e-mail:

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 July 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy Systems and Energy Conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 157 persons, 95 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

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