Research Assistant (m/f/d) with the perspective of a doctorate - "Effective thermal conductivity of dispersions with a continuous liquid phase"

The Institute of Advanced Optical Technologies – Thermophysical Properties (AOT-TP) focuses on the development and application of experimental and theoretical methods for the determination of thermophysical properties of fluids in energy and process engineering. In the context of a research project in the field of thermophysical property research for process engineering (download a detailed description here) the institute AOT-TP is looking for a research assistant with the perspective of a doctorate.

Your Tasks

  • Experimental determination of the effective thermal conductivity of dispersions with a continuous liquid phase (e.g., nanofluids, microemulsions) with a stationary parallel-plate instrument
  • Experimental characterization of the dispersions regarding particle size and shape by using dynamic light scattering (DLS)
  • Study of the influence of parameters such as the thermal conductivity of the dispersed and the continuous phase as well as the morphology and stability of the particles
  • Probing the transferability of findings for systems with solid particles to those with a liquid dispersed phase
  • Development of a generalized prediction method for the effective thermal conductivity of dispersions with a continuous liquid phase
  • Close collaboration with the other members of the institute
  • Co-organization of exercises, seminars, and practical courses as well as supervision of students in the context of theses

Your Profile

Necessary qualifications:

  • Above-average degree in the field of engineering or natural sciences
  • Enthusiasm for independent scientific work
  • Strong interests in thermophysical property research as well as experimental and theoretical work
  • High level of commitment, ability to work in a team, and reliability
  • Good to very good knowledge of English

Additional Information

Befristetes Forschungsvorhaben

We offer a multidisciplinary and international working environment with excellent potential for scientific and personal development.

Please send your application documents in the form of a pdf file to Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Paul Fröba

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Release date: 13.03.2024