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PhD: Ultrafast Laser Diagnostics in Renewable Aero Propulsion

Ultra-low emission combustion, renewable fuels

12 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2840 per maand


The PhD candidate will develop innovative simultaneous hyperspectral imaging technologies (ultrafast coherent Raman spectroscopy/microscopy), with new powerful capabilities in retrieving spatially and temporally correlated chemical composition and temperature in rapid gas-phase reacting and culture media. Combustors and bioreactors will be investigated on the molecular level, whose transformative diagnostics make available unique in-situ functional studies in the search for new chemical and biological insight and fundamental mechanisms improving their performance. The goal is to reach complete understanding and build predictive engineering models of ultra-low emission combustion modes and renewable fuels (biofuels and H2) in aero propulsion.


• You have a master’s degree with good scientific understanding in areas related to laser diagnostics, combustion systems, and/or microbial biofuel production.
• You have prior hands-on experience with optical experiments and lasers.
• You have experience with applied spectroscopy/microscopy, programming, image analysis, signal theory and modelling, and thermodynamics.
• You are proficient in spoken and written English and have good communication and writing skills.
• You are independent and creative and have team spirit.


The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

For more information, please contact Dr. A. (Alexis) Bohlin, phone:+31 (0)15-2789231, e-mail: G.A.Bohlin@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and letter of application by 30 November 2017 to Mrs. C. P. Jager, secretariaat-fpp-lr@tudelft.nl.
When applying, please refer to vacancy number LR17-39.
If your MSc diploma and transcript are not in Dutch, English, French or German and you will be the selected candidate, the TU Delft will ask you to deliver a certified translation.

Additional information

A. (Alexis) Bohlin
+31 (0)15-2789231

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Aerospace Engineering The Department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Flight Performance and Propulsion (AWEP) is one of four departments within the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. The department operates comprehensive laboratories equipped with modern wind tunnels and state-of-the-art measurement systems.

The Flight Performance and Propulsion (FPP) section is one of three sections within the AWEP Department. The FPP section focuses on aircraft design, flight mechanics, aircraft propulsion systems, and aircraft engine integration.

The group performs research on innovative systems for sustainable propulsion and energy conversion. The PhD is focused on developing ultrafast laser diagnostics in reacting flows and/or processes at the microbial production of aviation biofuels.