Closing date: September 30, 2021
LOCATION: University of Limerick
REPORTS TO: Project Leader
CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose
SALARY SCALE: €38,632 – €50,029 p.a. pro rata
WEBLINK TO RESEARCH GROUP: https://www.ul.ie/bernal-mring/
WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://bernalinstitute.com/our_people/vivek-ranade/
- A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in chemical engineering or allied engineering fields (candidates awaiting graduation will be eligible for application).
- A bachelors’ degree (Level 8 NFQ) in chemical engineering or related engineering subject.
A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in Sustainable composite materials.
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
This position is available to undertake research in the area of multi-scale modelling of turbulent, multiphase flows, particularly hydrodynamic cavitation and liquid – liquid emulsions. The goal is to develop high fidelity multi-scale computational models, validate these models using carefully designed experiments and apply these models for simulating cavitation devices and liquid – liquid emulsions. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious chemical engineering researcher with experience in multiphase reactors and computational flow modelling at postgraduate or post doctoral level. The successful candidate will develop new insights and ideas for simulating hydrodynamic cavitation devices/reactors, breakage of liquid droplets due to cavitation and generation of liquid – liquid emulsions of desired droplet size distributions. The work will involve computational as well as experimental components. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with PhD students as well as with academic and industrial collaborators. A thorough knowledge of multiphase flows, computational modelling and reaction engineering is essential. Experience of developing and solving population balance models is also essential. Experience of modelling flows with phase change like cavitation and drop breakage will be desirable. The post doctoral researcher is expected to develop and validate computational models of micro- meso- and macro scale processes occurring in cavitation devices, use these models to optimise designs and use the optimised devices for producing emulsions of desired critical quality attributes including droplet size distribution.
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