29 Июн

Numerical and experimental investigation of mixing enhancement in micro-devices

Numerical and experimental investigation of mixing enhancement in micro-devices

 Project Description
Microreactors and other microstructured devices have a wide range of applications in continuous analytical chemistry, high-throughput production, product formulation, and biological and microbiological analysis systems. They are of particular interest for applications that fit the lab-on-a-chip concept, requiring the handling of small volumes (10-9 to 10-6 l) and a high level of portability [1,2]. Mixing operations in this kind of devices often occur in the laminar regime at quite low Reynolds numbers. Notwithstanding the device’s small dimensions (from mm to µm), molecular diffusion itself may not be relied upon to completely homogenise the feeding streams, especially when fast chemical reactions are involved. The key for efficient mixing in micro-devices relies on the capacity to promote, by advective mechanisms, a fast distribution of the fluids in the cross section of the device’s channel and a fast growth of the intermaterial surface area.

One route leading to efficient mixing is through the generation of flow instabilities that will deform and engulf the fluid streams. This can be caused by inertial effects inherent to the non-linearity of the flow dynamics, or by elastic stresses in flows fluids that present some degree of viscoelasticity. The latter can occur naturally in flows of complex fluids found usually in the polymer, cosmetics and food industries (like flexible long-chain polymer solutions, colloidal gels and concentrated microbial suspensions) and in laboratory analyses (like blood), or can be achieved by adding a small concentration of polymer additives to the flow [3].

A fundamental understanding on the onset conditions of inertial and elastic instabilities can lead to the intensification of mixing in micro-devices and to a better control of product quality, but also to preventing undesirable effects such as the damaging of microorganisms, cells or long molecular chains (like proteins and DNA) due to overstretching. Moreover, flow instabilities can also improve interfacial mass or heat transfer rates, which can be of value to heat exchanger design, heterogeneous reactions or adsorption with monoliths, membrane separations and microfluidic electrochemical systems. A solid theoretical study on the onset of flow instabilities in micro-devices and the ability to control them is, thus, of great relevance for industry and laboratory applications.

This project aims to relate operational conditions, micro-channel geometry and the rheology of the fluids or additives to topological transformations of fluid interfaces induced by flow instabilities, leading to efficient mixing. The student will develop skills in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and experimental visualisation of flow and mixing patterns with laser techniques (Particle Induced Fluorescence and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence).

For UK/EU applicants: Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 2.1 honours degree in degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or another relevant field with strong bases in Fluid Mechanics.

For Overseas applicants: Applicants are expected to be graduates (major in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or another relevant field with strong bases in Fluid Mechanics.) from top national ranked universities (prefer top 100 world ranked universities) with excellent GPA and strong publications at masters level.

The project will be supervised by Dr Claudio Fonte (School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science). Informal enquiries with a CV attached can be sent to .

Funding Notes

Self-funded/externally funded students are welcome to apply to this project. Additional funding is potentially available for self-funded candidates with strong research background (i.e. track record of high-quality publication in international academic journals).

References

[1] J.M. Ottino and S. Wiggins, Introduction: mixing in microfluidics, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A (2004) 362, 923-935.

[2] T.A. Waigh, Advances in the microrheology of complex fluids, Rep. Prog. Phys. (2016) 79 074601

[3] A. Groisman and V. Steinberg, Efficient mixing at low Reynolds numbers using polymer additives, Nature (2001) vol. 410, 905-908.

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29 Июн

Advanced Manufacturing of Aerospace Materials: eliminating machining defects in MMC components

Advanced Manufacturing of Aerospace Materials: eliminating machining defects in MMC components

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
 Project Description
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/

Project Detail:

Hybrid-Hybrid machining of next generation aerospace materials

The manufacture of high value aerospace components requires state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. These are necessary to meet the stringent quality controls within this sector. Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) offer excellent mechanical properties with lower weights, making them an attractive option for replacing conventional materials used in the aerospace sector.

The project will design, develop and implement hybrid-hybrid machining techniques that will practically eliminate machining defects in MMC component improving resilience and extending service life. A good balance of experimentation and numerical modelling is expected during the course of the project.

Research will draw upon several disciplines including (but perhaps not limited to) mechanical engineering, materials science and machining process physics. At the end of the studentship the candidate will possess skills that will be uniquely suited for future opportunities in both academia and industry.

Find out more:
https://goo.gl/zScxjQ

Entry requirements:
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent e.g. GPA of 7.5/10 or higher) in engineering or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage:

Funding information:
This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for any funding opportunity which may become available in the School.

Contact details:
Name: Anish Roy
Email address:
Telephone number: +44 (0) 1509 227637

How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Please quote the reference ‘ARVS2017’ on all correspondence and especially on the application form. Please ensure that you select ‘Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering’ under programme name on the application form.

Application details: Reference number: ARVS2017
Start date: ASAP
Closing date: 15 August 2017
Interview date: 22 August 2017

Supervisors: Primary supervisor: A Roy
Secondary supervisor: L Zhao, VV Silberschmidt

Funding Notes

This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for any funding opportunity which may become available in the School.

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29 Июн

Topological Textures in Hybrid Nanostructures

Topological Textures in Hybrid Nanostructures

  • Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
 Project Description
Magnetic skyrmions are non-trivial particle-like spin windings, and they are the result of competition between short range and long range interactions [1]. The research on skyrmions has seen astonishing activity in the past few years because they present rich new physics at the intersection between topology and magnetism, and at the same time they show promise for novel spintronics technologies for data storage (Spintronics is the science of spin-based electronics) [2-4]. In this project we aim at obtaining deep insight to the connection between high-aspect ratio 3D (pillar-type/solid) geometry in nanostructures [5] and the formation of room temperature skyrmionic spin textures [4]. This can help further elucidate the physics of confined topological states, and will help push the research to a new direction, where skyrmions are manipulated in three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures, instead of just flat thin films and surfaces. The student will employ advanced computational approaches (GPU-based micromagnetic simulations) to systematically explore skyrmion textures and use those to propose novel hybrid nanostructures. The proposed devices will be fabricated and then imaged with Lorentz microscopy and in large-scale facilities such as the (i) Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute, CH, ii) Advanced Light Source, Berkeley, USA, iii) BESSY, Berlin, DE). The work of this project is part of a collaboration with the ETH Zurich Materials department. Research will focus on lithographically defined nanostructures where skyrmions can be isolated, propagated and manipulated. This research project provides a wide range of learning experience: a) Micromagnetic simulations and data analysis, b) Nanofabrication and clean room expertise, c) Measurement/Imaging using X-Rays techniques and Lorentz microscopy. In short this project aims to be at the frontier of magnetic nanotechnology and skyrmion-based technologies.Preferred background: Physics, Materials Science or Engineering degree.

Funding Notes

Candidates who have been offered a place for PhD study in the School of Computer Science may be considered for funding by the School. Further details on School funding can be found here: View Website.

References

1. A. Fert, V. Cros, J. Sampaio, Nature Nanotechnology 8, 152 (2013).
2. C. Moutafis, S. Komineas, J.A.C. Bland, Phys. Rev. B 79, 224429 (2009).
3. F. Buettner, C. Moutafis, et. al, Nature Physics 11, 225 (2015).
4. C. Moreau-Luchaire, C. Moutafis, et al., Nature Nanotechnology, 11, 444 (2016).
5. M. Charilaou and J. F. Loeffler, Phys. Rev. B, 95, 024409 (2017).

Skyrmionics team: https://skyrmionics.wordpress.com/.

29 Июн

Post-doctoral Position in Theoretical Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

Post-doctoral Position in Theoretical Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

ICFO — Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain

Description

ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The successful candidate will be joining the recently established Theoretical Nanophotonics research group led by Prof. Javier Garcia de Abajo. The group has experience in theoretical modeling in the areas of plasmonics, nanophotonics, and electron-microscopy spectroscopies. Also, the group routinely produces state-of-the-art theory to explain and design new experiments and phenomena, in particular in the fields of graphene photonics, plasmon-based metamaterials, interaction of free electrons with matter, and quantum many-body physics associated with the interaction of light with nanostructured environments.

The candidate will participate in on-going projects of the group and develop novel research ideas in any of the areas mentioned above or new emerging opportunities, and closely interact with leading experimental collaborators in these fields

Requirements and Conditions

Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in theoretical physics or electrical engineering, with additional expertise in plasmonics/nanophotonics, condensed-matter physics, and quantum physics.

The candidate should have a proven track record of excellence in academics and research, alongside experience in analytical mathematical methods and in the development of numerical simulation tools.

http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/130730/Post_doctoral_Position_in_Theoretical_Plasmonics_and_Nanophotonics_ICFO_Institute_of_Photonic_Sciences_Barcelona_Spain

29 Июн

Postdoctor in PET/SPECT Image Reconstruction

Postdoctor in PET/SPECT Image Reconstruction

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as Physics and Mathematics, to Engineering Mechanics with applications such as Aeronautics and Vehicle Engineering. We also offer university degree programs in Engineering Physics, Vehicle Engineering, and ‘Open entrance’, as well as a number of international masters programmes

Job description

The research group in mathematical imaging within the department of mathematics is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship based on a grant from the applied mathematics programme at the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

The position is part of a larger medical imaging project where the overall goal is to develop theory and algorithms for image reconstruction applicable to x-ray based medical imaging with under-sampled and/or highly noisy data. Imaging modalities involved are 3D spiral/helical CT, 4D SPECT/CT and PET/CT, C-arm 3D-CT, and spectral CT. The project also includes applications to x-ray and electron microscopy phase contrast imaging. Overall clinical goals are to significantly reduce the total dose of x-rays and/or acquisition time while maintaining a clinically useful image quality, alternatively to significantly improve image quality given a fixed total dose/acquisition time.

The position includes research & development of algorithms for PET and SPECT image reconstruction. The position is closely tied to on-going mathematical research initiatives related to image reconstruction and clinical applications in nuclear medical imaging. Some examples of these are multi-channel regularization in PET/CT and SPECT/CT, joint reconstruction and image matching for spatiotemporal pulmonary PET/CT and cardiac SPECT/CT imaging, and task-based reconstruction by iterative deep neural networks. The main development task is to integrate routines for forward and backprojection from reconstruction packages like STIR and EMrecon for PET and NiftyRec for SPECT with ODL, our Python based framework for reconstruction. Research related tasks are to devise computationally feasible models for incorporating detector response and scatter in PET and SPECT imaging. This can be approached using traditional physics based models, but one may also try out methods that rely on deep learning, the latter utilizing the existing integration between ODL and TensorFlow. A final task is to develop a framework for task-based evaluation of reconstruction algorithms that is relevant for the clinical imaging problems that focus on PET/CT for pulmonary cancer diagnosis and staging and SPECT/CT for cardiac perfusion imaging.

There is a possibility to teaching at 20% if the candidate wishes to do so.

Qualifications

A PhD degree in physics, signal processing or computational engineering that has been awarded (or planned to be awarded) before the commencement of the position is a requirement. The candidate should have a strong background from medical imaging, preferably in the context of PET and SPECT physics and image reconstruction. The candidate must also have experience from software development in scientific computing, preferably using Python and/or C/C++. Experience from the software packages STIR, EMrecon and/or Nifyrec is highly beneficial. The position is placed close to the nuclear medical imaging clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, so a successful candidate also needs to be able to conduct collaborative research in PET/SPECT imaging with clinicians.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webpage.

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application should include the following documents in PDF format.

  • A one-page cover letter, including a statement of your research experience and interests.
  • CV and a publication list.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation and/or names and contact details of 2-3 referees

Others

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement, preferably no later than August 1, 2018.
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: S-2017-1166
Contact:

  1. Ozan Öktem, Docent, +46 8 790 66 06, ozan@kth.se

Published: 2017-06-26
Last application date: 2017-12-01

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29 Июн

Postdoctoral Researchers in Electromechanical Quantum Systems

Postdoctoral Researchers in Electromechanical Quantum Systems

The Quantum Nanomechanics group http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nems/ at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University http://www.aalto.fi/en/, Finland, is looking for outstanding individuals;

TWO POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTISTS

to work on electromechanical quantum systems under the EU Horizon 2020 FET Proactive project Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies (HOT), running from Jan 2017 until Dec 2020. The positions are filled and the work can start as soon as a suitable candidates are found, ideally late fall 2017.

The HOT consortium is European-wide, joining the leading experimental and theoretical research groups and industrial partners working on optical and superconducting realizations of the interaction of light with mechanical motion. The consortium will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices, which connect, or contain, several platforms at the nanoscale in a single hybrid system. The consortium will aim on realistic applications in the existing application domains of medical (e.g. MRI imaging), security (e.g. Radar and THz monitoring), positioning, timing and navigations (Oscillators) and for future quantum technology.

At Aalto, we will focus on the quantum technology aspect, with the goals of using and generating squeezed and entangled states of mechanical oscillators, cavities, and propagating EM fields at cryogenic temperatures. Besides the future quantum technology, our studies will shed light on the quantum behavior of nearly macroscopic objects.

Main tasks and requirements

The postdoctoral scientists will be responsible for the development and measurement of microwave optomechanical quantum chips based on superconducting microwave cavities and micromechanical resonators made with aluminum or silicon nitride membranes. For this challenging experimental research, we are looking for outstanding candidates who are motivated in experimental, low-temperature solid state physics. We require the candidates to have a proven track record in quantum nanophysics, clean room techniques, and strong interest in micromechanical systems. In addition, the candidates should have experience in running measurements in modern cryogenic systems.

Applying
To apply for the position, please submit your application as single pdf file containing (all documents in English)

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV
  • Summary of your skills
  • Description of your research interests
  • Transcripts of records
  • Contact details of possible referees

Apply by the 31st of August through the link «Apply for this job» at the left bottom of this page.

Name your application according to Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf. Email a copy to mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi Please, include the names of three references and ask one of them to send a letter of reference directly by e-mail to Professor Mika Sillanpää (mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi).

Salary, working time and place

Salary will be based on the salary system of Finnish universities, and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The expected starting salary is around 3500 €/month (before taxes), and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The position will be filled for 1 year, with a possible extension for 1-2 years. The positions are located on Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus in the premises of the cryogenic facilities at the Low Temperature Laboratory.

For further inquiries please contact Prof. Mika Sillanpää (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

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29 Июн

Doctoral Candidate Position in Atomistic Simulations of Functionalized 2D Materials

Doctoral Candidate Position in Atomistic Simulations of Functionalized 2D Materials

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 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Doctoral Candidate Position in Atomistic Simulations of Functionalized 2D Materials

A fully funded Doctoral Candidate position in atomistic simulations is currently available at the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University, Finland (http://physics.aalto.fi/).

MXenes are a new group of 2D materials obtained from certain bulk phases via atom-selective chemical etching. Unlike many other common 2D materials, they form strong bonds with molecules on their surface, which in turn can dramatically modify the material properties. The candidate will perform atomistic simulations based on density functional theory to model the passivation and functionalization of MXene sheets. The simulation results will be complemented by experimental results and finally used to aid in designing optimal material properties for the chosen applications. The project will involve collaborations with the leading experimental and theoretical groups located both locally at Aalto University and globally in Japan, Denmark, USA, and Germany.

Essential Requirements

The successful applicant should have a M.Sc. degree and track record in solid-state physics or chemistry, or in materials science. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience with atomistic simulations codes such as VASP or GPAW, as well as good scripting and programming skills, are highly desirable.

Duration and salary

The successful candidate should start on the 1st of September 2017 or as soon afterwards as possible. The position is fixed-term. The doctoral candidate will first be granted a two-year contract, followed by an extension for another two-year period after intermediate evaluation.

The annual total workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1624 hours. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus. The expected starting salary for a PhD candidate is approx. 2400 €/month and follows the university salary system. The contract includes Aalto University occupational health care.

For more Information

For further information, please contact Dr. Hannu-Pekka Komsa (hannu-pekka.komsa@aalto.fi, homepage: https://users.aalto.fi/~komsah1) or in questions related to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Pekka Järvinen (pekka.2.jarvinen@aalto.fi).

How to apply

The applications are submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than on 30th of July 2017.

The application material for the PhD position should include:

  • Motivation letter, with explanation of the relevant skills
  • Curriculum Vitae (no length limit)
  • Educational certificates
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • Names and contact information for two references

All application materials should be submitted in English and as a single PDF file.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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29 Июн

Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in Civil Engineering

Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in Civil Engineering

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students. Currently, the department of Civil Engineering has 19 professors together with lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 110.

Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in Civil Engineering

We seek highly qualified and motivated individuals with enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of Civil Engineering. The position is for a period of 2 years, with a mid-term review, and should start before January 2018. The position is intended for full-time work.

Positions are part of a larger funding scheme from the School of Engineering that covers altogether 10 positions in the current call. Those positions will be allocated to the successful applicants at the three departments of the school. Appointments will be made so that they will support the implementation of the Roadmap 2017-2021 of Aalto University’s School of Engineering: http://eng.aalto.fi/en/about/strategy/

Teaching duties of the position are limited to about 10% of working hours and are related to Master’s programs of the Department. In addition, modest activity in fund raising and guiding doctoral and master students is also expected. The Postdoctoral Researcher’s principal task is to conduct high quality research in one or several of the following themes:
1.       Mineral-based materials and mechanics

The Mineral-based Materials and Mechanics Research Group offers deep field-specific expertise to support the use of Finnish soil and rock resources and conditions effectively as part of the built environment. Research also promotes the development of products that utilise these natural resources.

The group applies computational modelling and numerical methods to solids and structures, concentrating on the specific features of pressure-dependent materials, such as low tensile capacity and time-dependent behaviour. Research also includes the development of numerical tools based on continuum and discrete methods and models for the needs of the both research groups of the department. The instant industrial needs of the research in Finland relate to such topics as the safety of nuclear facilities, use of soil and rock as the source of thermal energy, techniques for mineralogical characterisation, durability of asphalt and concrete mixtures, and new composite materials to increase the tension capacity of mineral-based materials.

2.       Building design and construction

The target of the building design and construction research group is to meet the specific features set by cold, wet winters and temperate summers, which create seasonal alternation between indoor and outdoor conditions. These alternations affect both the structural design and the physical ageing and maintenance of the built environment. Natural conditions also influence the performance and seasonal scheduling of construction works.

Structural engineering and fire safety research focuses on functional and safe structures built of different materials. The basis of our work is structural analysis, computational engineering and experimental methods, with also an emphasis on connections to architecture. Research on building performance develops solutions for the design, construction and maintenance of energy-efficient, sustainable, healthy, and comfortable buildings. In the research related to information and operations management in construction, enhancing modularity in construction is an objective when focusing on processes, organisations and technologies. Additionally, requirements related to energy and the environment have created new challenges for builders and building owners.

In the application, the candidate should clearly state the theme(s) his/her research would focus on and indicate how it is in line with the ongoing research of the group.

Research environment: The successful candidate will work within the research groups of related themes. The department has good laboratory facilities including laboratories of structures, concrete, structural physics, fire safety, soil mechanics and asphalt technics.

Qualifications: Applicants must i) have completed a doctoral degree in a related field, ii) manifest a strong background in the research area s/he is applying for, and iii) show a strong publication record. Fluent English is required.

To apply, an application must include:

  • Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page)
  • Research plan on the selected research area of the Department (mandatory to indicate clearly which one) (max three A4 pages). Will be evaluated against scientific quality and relevance to the School of Engineering’s Road Map 2017-2020
  • CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)
  • Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page)
  • A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and its translation, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with an order specified above).

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on 31st of August 2017. Email applications will not be taken into account.

For more information: For further details about the position, please contact Head of Department, Professor Jari Puttonen (as of 10th of July) and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi (as of 31st of July). Emails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the positions open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period

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29 Июн

Positions for Postdoctoral Researcher in Mechanical Engineering

Positions for Postdoctoral Researcher in Mechanical Engineering

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 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.
School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students. Currently, the department of Mechanical Engineering has 30 professors together with lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 250.

Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in Mechanical Engineering

We seek highly qualified and motivated individuals with enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of Mechanical Engineering. The positions are for a period of 2 years, with a mid-term review, and should start before January 2018. The positions are intended for full-time work.

Positions are part of a larger funding scheme from the School of Engineering that covers altogether 10 positions in the current call. Those positions will be allocated to the successful applicants at the three departments of the school. Appointments will be made so that they will support the implementation of the Roadmap 2017-2021 of Aalto University’s School of Engineering  http://eng.aalto.fi/en/about/strategy/.

Teaching duties of the position are limited to about 10% of working hours and are related to Master’s programs of the Department. In addition, some activity in fund raising and guiding doctoral and master students is also expected. The Postdoctoral Researcher’s principal task is to conduct high quality research in one or several of the following themes:

• Design Factory
• Energy Efficiency and Systems
• Engineering Design
• Engineering Materials and Digital Production
• Marine Technology and Arctic Technology
• Thermodynamics and Combustion Technology

In the application, the candidate should clearly state the theme(s) his/her research would focus on and indicate how it is in line with the ongoing research of the group.

Research environment: The successful candidate will work within unique research facilities, e.g. Design Factory, Aalto Ice Tank, ADDLAB (Aalto Digital Design Laboratory) and Industrial Internet Campus provide excellent infrastructure for researchers and students. Other significant parts of the infrastructure include laboratories for materials and manufacturing engineering and transportation engineering. We also have full-scale test halls for mechanics and structural engineering. In addition, the school has an advanced research environment for energy technology including a zero-energy house emulator.

Qualifications: Applicants must i) have completed a doctoral degree in a related field, ii) manifest a strong background in the research area s/he is applying for, and iii) show a strong publication record. Fluent English is required.

To apply, an application must include:

  • Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page)
  • Research plan on the selected research area of the Department (mandatory to indicate clearly which one) (max three A4 pages). Will be evaluated against scientific quality and relevance to the School of Engineering’s Road Map 2017-2020.
  • CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)
  • Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page)
  • A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and its translation, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with an order specified above).

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on 31st of August 2017. Email applications will not be taken into account.

For more information: For additional information, please contact professor, Head of Department Jouni Partanen. In recruitment process –related questions, please contact HR-coordinator Merja Seppanen until 27th  of June and as of 14th  August and Anna-Maija Harju as of 2nd of August, E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the positions open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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29 Июн

Scientist (m/f) Communications Engineering (Nachrichtentechnik)

Scientist (m/f) Communications Engineering (Nachrichtentechnik)

The IHP GmbH – Innovations for High Performance microelectronics invites applications for a position as Scientist (m/f) Communications Engineering (Nachrichtentechnik)

The IHP is an institute of the Leibniz Association and conducts research and development of silicon-based systems and ultra high-frequency circuits and technologies including new materials. It develops innovative solutions for application areas such as wireless and broadband communication, security, medical technology, industry 4.0, automotive industry, and aerospace. The IHP employs approximately 300 people. It operates a pilot line for technological developments and the preparation of high-speed circuits with 0.13/0.25 µm BiCMOS technologies, located in a 1000 m² class 1 cleanroom.

The research is focused on investigations and development of a new generation of wireless communication systems with ultra-high data rate, low latency and high reliability. A specific focus is on Physical Layer (PHY) algorithms and architectures. New waveforms for wireless transmission as well as new baseband-processing algorithms and architectures will be developed. Wireless communications is combined with ranging and localization. The research is related to various EU projects for the development of 5G mobile radio systems. The Research Group at IHP has extensive know-how, and rich experience in this area and entertains strong international connections to other renowned groups. The work environment is exceptionally good and the available tools and equipment are state-of-the-art. A PhD degree can be pursued and will be encouraged.

The successful candidate (m/f) has a Master’s Degree, a University Diploma Degree (or equivalent) in Communications Engineering, Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Telecommunications, or Computer Science with above average grades. Preferably the applicant should have knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Communications Engineering and Communications Theory
  • Telecommunication systems and signal processing
  • MIMO algorithms and architectures
  • Ranging techniques (for in-door positioning) based on time-of-flight measurements
  • 5G network architectures based on wireless and wired communications
  • Simulation using MATLAB, SIMULINK or similar tools
  • Design of digital systems and circuits including VHDL modeling, simulation and synthesis (optional)

The candidate (m/f) is expected to be highly motivated with very good experimental and theoretical skills. Very good oral and written skills in German and English are mandatory.

The IHP offers a challenging, multinational environment, with excellent career prospects. You will have the opportunity to establish an international reputation at the forefront of high tech.

Salary: according TV-L scale
Expected start: 01.06.2017 (subject to the approval of the third party funding)
Limitation: initially 1 year with the option of extension

The IHP seeks to incorporate more women into the science field. Therefore women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants, qualified according to the above criteria, will be given preference over other candidates with equivalent relevant qualifications.

Please send your application (including motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates, and addresses of at least two referees) to: career@ihp-microelectronics.com.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Eckhard Grass via Phone: +49 335 5625 731 or via Email: grass@ihp-microelectronics.com.

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