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Experienced Combustion Engineer on Metal Fuels Conversion Technology

Experienced Combustion Engineer on Metal Fuels Conversion Technology

Aanstellingsfunctie(s)
(Postdoctoraal) onderzoeker, Promovendus
Faculteit(en)
Mechanical Engineering
FTE
1,0
Sluitdatum
31/01/2022
Aanvraagnummer
V35.5437

Functieomschrijving

One of the newly discovered ways to generate power involves rethinking the way we use metals. People deal with metals every day and it may be hard to imagine that metals can replace hydrocarbon fuels. However, recent research has indicated that there might be huge opportunities for a carbon-free energy cycle based on metal fuels, with which it will be possible to supply power and heat when and where needed. In order to make fast oxidation of metals possible, they should be used as small (micron-sized) particles. In that case, they generate flame structures similar to those of gaseous fuels. Currently new burners and boilers are being developed to make this combustion possible. A large 100 KW burner/boiler (MP100) has been developed by a consortium of partners which is currently upgraded to 200 KW and will be implemented in a 1 MW boiler later in 2023. This boiler will be used as a boiler for brewing CO2-free beer from 2023 onwards. The candidate will participate in the project team to implement a clean and efficient combustion operation into these new systems.

Functie-eisen

Qualification of applicant

We are looking for hands-on, talented and enthusiastic candidates with excellent experimental and communication skills holding an MSc or PhD in Thermo-Fluids, Power and flow, Combustion Technology, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering. A background and broad experience in energy conversion methods, preferably in combustion technology is required. Experience in flow physics and CFD is a benefit.
He/she must be fluent in spoken and written English.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

We offer:

  • An exciting job in a dynamic work environment and multidisciplinary consortium;
  • A temporary position of 1 year, but can be extended to 2 year;
  • Depending on knowledge and experience, the gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of € 2,443 and a maximum of € 3,122 for the case of a graduated MSc;
  • For a recently graduated PhD we offer a minimum of € 3,420 and a maximum of € 4,490 gross per month based on full-time work. This is in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities;
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • The possibility to present your work at international conferences;
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes;
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities;
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including end-of-year bonus (8,3% in December), an extra holiday allowance (8% in May), moving expenses and excellent sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

The Power & Flow section within Mechanical Engineering focuses on clean and efficient combustion and process technology, to cater for fast-growing energy demands. We are also seeing increased use of biofuels, and eventually the emergence of fuels derived from sustainable sources, such as solar and metal fuels. Optimizing combustion and process devices, in combination with different fuel formulations to minimize undesired emissions and maximize thermal efficiency, is essential to supporting both of these developments.  

The metal combustion research is concerned with a novel type of fuels: metal powders that have a tremendously high energy density and can act as a major CO2-free energy carrier for the long term. Within the group we develop the combustion technology of metal powder, solid handling including separation and regeneration through chemical reduction using renewable hydrogen. The group has a unique research infrastructure, both from an experimental and computational perspective. The larger-scale MP100/MP200 systems are placed at the Metalot Future Energy Lab in Budel (25 km from Eindhoven), were most of the work will be done, together with the already existing staf of TU/e and Metalot.

More information about Eindhoven University of Technology and Mechanical Engineering Department, can be found on https://www.tue.nl/en  Information of the involved research group can be found here: https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/power-flow.

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more about this position?
Please contact prof. dr. Philip de Goey, e-mail: l.p.h.d.goey[at]tue.nl.

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Application

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'Apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • Brief description of your MSc thesis.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

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