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Two 4-year Doctoral Candidate Positions in Computational Fluid Dynamics: Reacting/Non-reacting Flows
Aalto University School of Engineering

Date Posted Jun. 29, 2018
Title Two 4-year Doctoral Candidate Positions in Computational Fluid Dynamics: Reacting/Non-reacting Flows
University Aalto University School of Engineering
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Aug. 10, 2018
Position Start Date September 2018
  • Espoo
  • Graduate Student
  • Energy Technology

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The work will be completed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Thermodynamics and Combustion Technology research group. The doctoral candidate will work as a part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent flows using open source CFD software. The team focuses on academic and applied research using LES methods for exploring complex engineering flows, reacting flows, and heat transfer in collaboration with major industries. Novel applications can be found in e.g. bio-fuel injection processes, reactivity controlled ignition modes for combustion engines, or heat transfer control. (see

The applicant should have a good physics, mathematics or chemistry track-record with additional background knowledge in some of the following topics:
- Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) theory and practice
- Numerical methods and modeling
- OpenFOAM or other CFD software and C/C++
- Nektar++ software
- Matlab or Python
- Reacting flows (Cantera, Chemkin) or multiphase flows

The applicant for the position of Doctoral Candidate must have a Master’s degree and must fulfill the requirements for doctoral students at the Aalto University School of Engineering (see It may be possible to fill one of the open positions as a post-doctoral position in which case a 1+1 year contract will be considered.

The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension depends on candidate’s advancement in her/his studies and research. The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.

How to apply
Please, submit the applications online through the link provided below no later than 10 August 2018 including
Motivation letter
Certified copy of master´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of them (see

Further information
For additional information on funding and contents of work, please contact Professor Ville Vuorinen (or in recruitment process -related questions HR-coordinator Anna-Maija Harju) E-mails: Applications via e-mail are not accepted.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Professor Ville Vuorinen
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Aalto University School of Engineering
    Puumiehenkuja 5, Espoo
    Espoo 02150


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