KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

In line with KTH objective of a future sustainable society, this efforts target the sustainable goal Clean and Affordable Energy, specifically by enabling the transformation of the energy system. In detials, this project aims at increasing the energy efficiency in industry by finding how to design a new class of material with exceptional heat-transfer properties. In most thermal processes, “Pitch” denotes the temperature difference between the hot (cold) source and the hottest (coldest) point in the process. In fact, large Pitch implies low thermal efficiency.

The objective is to create a material enabling efficient heat-transfer minimizing pitch. To that end we will use CFD simulations of flow and heat-transfer in candidate heat-transfer geometries. These geometries are Triple-Periodic Minimum Surface models. The post-doc will develop geometries, create numerical mesh, run heat-transfer and conjugate heat-transfer simulations, analyze and report results. Given the large number of cases of interest, part of the workflow will be automatized.

The work is a collaboration with Swedish industries and combines simulations and experiments. The experiments will mostly be done by the industry partners. However, the post-doc will have the opportunity to participate to the measurements and the subsequent data-analysis.

Generic material structures will be investigated using laboratory scale experiments and simulations in order to optimize the heat-transfer capabilities and identify the key parameters for design. Larger scale experiments will be conducted in order to validate the simulations and test the performance of the new material.

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Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Process or Energy engineering (or equivalent), preferably with focus on using CFD tools to predict flow and heat-transfer. The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave). The candidate should have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: numerical heat-transfer, computational fluid dynamics, simulation of thermodynamics, combustion simulations, or turbulence simulations

We are looking for candidates with strong research record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement as well as being able to take ownership of the project and meet milestones. A strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently and plan efficiently task will fit perfectly the role. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.


  • A doctoral degree (or soon to have) or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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The application should contain the following:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and CFD-skills. (max. 2 pages)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • two recommendation letters or contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Fall 2019
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2019-1198
  • Christophe Duwig , duwig@kth.se
Published 03.Jul.2019
Last application date 20.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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