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PhD ‘Experimental characterization of thermo-acoustic properties of burners'

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the following vacancy: PhD student ‘Experimental characterization of thermo-acoustic properties of burners’ in Multi-phase and Reactive Flows group, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The PhD student position is available in Multi-phase and Reactive Flows group, and will be supervised by prof.dr. L.P.H. de Goey.

9 maanden geleden


de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


Section description
In the section Multi-phase and Reactive Flows of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, research is focused on clean and efficient combustion, including thermo-acoustic noise production of combustion systems.

The goal of the project titled 'STABLE-System based thermo-acoustic design of central heating equipment' is to develop an original theoretical, numerical and experimental analysis framework based on a system level description of the thermo-acoustic behavior of heating systems. This project, sponsored by NWO-TTW, is a joint project of the groups Multi-phase and Reactive Flows and Dynamics and Control with 2 PhD positions (one at each of the groups). The 2 PhD students will work in close cooperation.

Aim of the PhD project, Tasks
The PhD project at the section Multi-phase and reactive flows of the Department of Mechanical Engineering focuses on experimental and modeling studies describing the influence of combustion and burner parameters on network theory and thermo-acoustic system modeling, including intrinsic acoustic instabilities of combustion.


Qualification of applicant
Within this project, we are looking for a candidate with a MSc-degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Electrical or Control Engineering with an interest to work in an interdisciplinary project such as 'System based thermo-acoustic design'. He/she should have interest in (thermo)acoustics and combustion. The candidate should have excellent communication skills in English and an attitude to collaborate in a cooperative project such as the 'Active Control of Thermo-acoustic instabilities' project.


We offer
  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university.
  • A full-time employment for 4 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 1 year.
  • Gross monthly salaries are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), increasing from € 2222 per month initially, to € 2840 in the fourth year.
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, end of the year allowance and sport facilities.
  • Additionele informatie

    More information
    More information about this PhD position can be obtained from prof.dr. L.P.H. de Goey (l.p.h.d.goey@tue.nl, +31 40 2473268). For more information regarding recruitment please contact Sytse van Heijst. E: HRServices.Gemini@tue.nl

    Visit https://www.tue.nl/universiteit/faculteiten/werktuigbouwkunde/onderzoek/onderzoeksgroepen/multiphase-and-reactive-flows/ for more information about the Multiphase Reactive Flows Section;

    Please upload your written application with letter of motivation, detailed curriculum vitae including photograph, transcripts of BSc and MSc degrees (with grades), and contact information of two potential referees, through the 'apply now' button.

    The vacancy is open until a suitable candidate has been found.