Post-doc: Fluid Flow Aspects of Enhanced Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production

Improving energy efficiency of water electrolysis, develop processes supporting this transition by making existing processes more efficient and developing novel green technologies

23 dagen geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 4084 per maand


The objective will be to investigate how the overall energy efficiency of water electrolysis for hydrogen production can be improved in an industrially relevant electrolyser configuration by optimising the gas-liquid mass transfer near a solid electrode interface using several innovative approaches. An experimental set-up will be designed, constructed and used to visualise, quantify and optimise these improvements. This strongly multidisciplinary research will benefit from insights from multiphase flow, electrochemistry, process intensification and reactor engineering.

Preferred starting date: 1 December 2017. Apply at your earliest convenience.


You should have a PhD in an engineering or (applied) science discipline and preferably experience in designing and performing experiments. Good communication skills, verbal and written, and a pro-active attitude will be essential.


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.

For more information about this position, please contact J. W. (Willem) Haverkort, phone: +31 (0)15-2786651, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a concise CV, including a (link to a) list of your publications, along with a short letter of application by 1 October 2017 to:
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME17-44.

Additional information

J.W. (Willem) Haverkort
+31 (0)15-2786651

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. Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering Research in the Department of Process and Energy (Faculty 3mE) focuses on process and energy technology in a mechanical engineering context, meaning that a process or energy conversion is part of an apparatus. We envision that in the coming decades a transition from fossil/conventional energy conversion towards full electrification will take place in society. Our objective is to develop processes supporting this transition by making existing processes more efficient and developing novel green technologies that use electricity as a primary energy source to produce heavy transportation fuels and bulk chemicals. Continuum fluids are the common denominator, either as a process material, carrier, or solvent, or as a medium through which a transport, separation or chemical process is carried out.


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