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Open Positions

The project is a network of 9 international partners and offers a number of exciting 3-year PhD positions with the following partner institutions:

Partner / Contact PhD Positions (click for PDF job descriptions)
Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Dr. Jens-Dominik Mueller,

1: Application of AD for unsteady flows - position filled
2: Multi-fidelity unsteady optimisation - position filled
3: Discrete Adjoint solver based on OpenFOAM

Engys Ltd, London, UK
Dr. Eugene De Villiers,
4: Topology Optimisation based in OPENFOAM Continuous Adjoint Solver
ESI-Group, Paris, FR
Dr. Mustafa Megahed,
5: Discrete Adjoint Solvers and Parallelisation
6: Discrete unsteady adjoint solver
INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, FR
Dr. L. Hascoet,
7: Source transformation AD tools
National Technical University Athens, GR
Prof. Kyriakos Giannakoglou,
8: Continuous adjoint OpenFOAM, Numerical Robustness, Turbulence Models, Optimisation in Unsteady Flows
9: Continuous & discrete adjoint for the in-house solver, GPU-enabled and one-shot adjoints, for unsteady flow optimization

Rolls Royce Deutschland, Berlin, DE
Dr. Marcus Meyer,

10: Adjoint solver development for turbo-machinery flows with unsteady flow features
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, DE
Prof. Uwe Naumann,

11: Operator-overloading AD tools, application to ACE+ (Fortran90)
12: Operator-overloading AD tools, application to OpenFOAM (C++)

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, DE
Dr. Carsten Othmer,
13: Application of continuous and discrete adjoint OpenFOAM to unsteady car aerodynamics
Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Warsaw, PL
Prof. Jacek Rokicki,
14: Mesh adaptation for unsteady adjoint optimisation

The project will start Nov 2012 and run for 4 years. The PhD students in the network will receive training in a wide area of adjoint methods, high-performance computing, industrial application and other professional skills through regular workshops and secondments to network partners. The project offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of this revolutionary area of research and be part of developing the next generation CFD methods.

Candidates need to fulfill the EC's eligibility criteria: They must have graduated with a first degree in engineering, applied mathematics or computer science at most 4 years ago. They must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their PhD hosting organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years before the project starts. The project is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants and will adhere to the The European Charter for Researchers.

For details about the offered PhD topics please contact the associated supervisors directly, for general queries please contact the project coordinator Dr. J.-D. Mueller,

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