Openings

Two (2) PhD positions

We invite highly motivated individuals to apply for two (2) PhD positions related to multiphase flow and transport in porous media. The projects include experimental, numerical and theoretical investigation of dynamic pore-scale phenomena in multiphase systems, directly relevant to energy and environment. The project duration is 3.5 years (42 months). The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary in accordance to the graduate school regulations.

Requirements and Skills:

  • A master’s degree (or exceptionally a four-year bachelor’s degree) in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Aerospace, Civil, Chemical Engineering, applied physics, or a closely related discipline.
  • Prior knowledge in fluid dynamics and/or heat and mass transfer.
  • Previous experience in any measurement technique (e.g., PIV, micro-PIV, fluorescent microscopy, liquid crystal thermography, infrared thermography) is desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Basic knowledge of numerical methods. Knowledge of any programming language and/or commercial/open source computational multi-physics software is an advantage.
  • Ability to work within a highly collaborative research environment, good communication and organisational skills.
  • Fluent in English.

To apply, please e-mail a short cover letter, a detailed CV and transcripts to Asst. Prof. Alexandros Terzis ([email protected]).


PhD position

We invite a highly motivated individual to apply for a PhD position related to droplet dynamics and wetting phenomena. The project includes experimental and theoretical investigation of multi-component drop impact on engineered surfaces under various conditions, directly relevant to energy applications. The project duration is 3.5 years (42 months). The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary in accordance to the graduate school regulations.

Requirements and Skills:

  • A master’s degree (or exceptionally a four-year bachelor’s degree) in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Aerospace, Civil, Chemical Engineering, applied physics, or a closely related discipline.
  • Prior knowledge in fluid dynamics and/or heat and mass transfer.
  • Previous experience in optical diagnostics is desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Ability to work within a highly collaborative research environment, good communication and organisational skills.
  • Fluent in English.

To apply, please e-mail a short cover letter, a detailed CV and transcripts to Asst. Prof. Alexandros Terzis ([email protected]).


Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships

Alexandros Terzis belongs to the Humboldt Network. Hence, we can be an academic host for the prestigious Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. The fellowship supports post-doctoral and experienced researchers from Germany to conduct research abroad for a period of 6 to 24 months in their research area of interest. According to the regulations of the fellowship, we commit contribution to one third of the fellowship amount. Top candidates from Germany are encouraged to apply. For further info, please directly contact Prof. Dr. Alexandros Terzis ([email protected]).

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