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NTNU - knowledge for a better world
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.
Department of Energy and Process Engineering
We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.
Jobbnorge ID: 164353
At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.
We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.
A post-doctoral researcher position is available at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, in the Fluids Mechanics group.
The appointment has a duration of 3 years and is financed through a European Research Council starting grant (TAIAC), which is aimed at radically improving our understanding of combustion instabilities in annular combustion systems.
The head of the Department of Energy and Process Engineering is Professor Terese Løvås. The position's day-to-day project management and supervision is by Associate Professor Nicholas Worth.
It is well known that low emission combustion concepts for aeroengines and gas turbines for power generation are prone to combustion instabilities. These instabilities cause large amplitude pressure oscillations that can drastically reduce the operable range or compromise the structural integrity of gas turbines. Within the last few years laboratoryscale annular combustors capable of reproducing thermoacoustic oscillations found in full scale engines have been developed, giving us unprecedented access to information about their nature. The current research project is aimed at improving our fundamental understanding of the combustion dynamics which occur during self-excited instabilities in laboratory scale annular combustors.
The current research project is aimed at improving our fundamental understanding of the combustion dynamics of self-excited instabilities in both an atmospheric and pressurised laboratory scale annular combustor using the experimental Computational Tomography of Chemiluminescence (CTC) method. This method uses the measured luminosity of flames from multiple angles, in order to reconstruct the three-dimensional distribution of luminosity within a volume of interest using tomographic principles. Existing in-house algorithms will be further developed, numerically evaluated, and finally applied to experimental measurements in order to capture the full 3D unsteady flame structure during combustion instability. These measurements will provide unique insights into the flow phenomena, ultimately helping to reduce gas turbine emissions.
The successful applicant should be enthusiastic and highly motivated as well as being able to work effectively by themselves and in a team. Specific qualifications are listed below:
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement
Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.
Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Nicholas Worth (email@example.com) or Professor James Dawson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-87/19 when applying.
Application deadline: 03.03.2019