Early Stage Researcher / PhD Position at Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Employer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Location
Germany
Posted
September 26 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

as part of European Innovative Training Network "Smart Tomographic Sensors for Advanced Industrial Process Control (TOMOCON)"


The European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network TOMOCON joins 12 international academic institutions and 15 industry partners. We work together in the emerging field of industrial process control using smart tomographic sensors. The network will lay the scientific and technological fundamentals of integrating imaging sensors into industrial processes and will demonstrate its functional feasibility on lab and pilot-scale applications. Our doctoral researchers will be trained and work in the fields of process tomography hardware, software and algorithms, control systems theory and design, industrial process design, multi-physics modelling and simulation, human-computer interaction, and massive parallel data processing. More information about the network and all open positions can be found on our web page www.tomocon.eu.


Within TOMOCON we seek excellent open-minded and team-spirited PhD candidates who will get unique international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral training in scientific and transferable skills by distinguished leaders from academia and industry. Within the TOMOCON network we offer the following PhD position at HZDR:


Wire-mesh sensors for controlled inline fluid separation


Reference number: TOMOCON-ESR1


Inline fluid separation is an efficient way to split fluid mixtures via density-based centrifugal separation in a pipe. The PhD candidate shall develop wire-mesh imaging sensor technology towards integration into control of inline fluid separation systems. This comprises development of integrated and robust sensor front-ends as well as fast data processing software with implementation on parallel processor architectures. Special focus will be given to the detection and characterization of emulsions in liquid-liquid flows and electrostatic actuation to break such emulsions. The work comprises fundamental scientific analyses, engineering design and technical demonstration together with groups at universities Delft, Toulouse and Lodz and different industry partners. The PhD candidate will spend secondments of few months in total for technical and scientific training at TOTAL (France), CERG Fluides (France), Technical University Lodz (Poland) and Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands). The PhD degree will be awarded by Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.



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