Two opening for PhD students at University of Maryland

Job Type: Graduate research assistant
Job Institution: Department of Fire Protection Engineering – University of Maryland, College Park

Job Description: 

Dr. Ni’s lab has two openings for Ph.D. students starting in Spring or Fall 2023. The ideal candidates should have M.S. degree in structural engineering or mechanical engineering. Prior research experiences in fire science, computer vision, and machine learning are preferred. The successful candidates will work closely with the PI on projects that meet the mutual interests of the PI and the students. Admitted applicants will receive full-tuition support, stipend, and benefits. Besides the above prerequisites, candidates shall meet all admission requirements of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Interested students should contact Dr. Shuna Ni at [email protected] with “Ni Lab graduate school application” in the subject line. Please include a CV, transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate), TOEFL (≥96) or IELTS scores (≥7), a brief statement of research experience and interests, and contact information of 2-3 referees in the email.

Lecturer – Civil Engineering (Fire Safety), University of Queensland

This exciting opportunity as a Level B Lecturer will see the incumbent teaching into the undergraduate and postgraduate engineering coursework programs, providing supervision to Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, and contributing to the further development of programs within the School.  In addition, the role is expected to undertake research in the area of fire safety engineering and collaborate in research with other groups within the School, wider university and industry.

https://uq.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/uqcareers/details/Lecturer—Civil-Engineering_R-15738-1

  • Academic Level B
  • Full-time, Fixed-term position from 03/01/2023 to 01/01/2026
  • Close Date: 5 October 2022 at 11:00pm AEST (R-15738)

1. Teaching

  • Contribute to the development of new programs and course material in fire engineering, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
  • Teach across different settings and actively contribute towards educational practice and innovative curriculum design including online learning and alternative teaching methods. It is expected this role would be capable of teaching into other core civil engineering courses (e.g., structural engineering).
  • Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Maintain and improve the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.
  • Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.
  • Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.

2. Research

  • Develop an independent and/or team research program to achieve national recognition and impact in the research area.
  • Work with colleagues and postgraduates in the development and conduct of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
  • Contribute as chief investigator role (often in conjunction with more experienced researchers) in applications for external research funding, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
  • Maintain an active and effective record of publishing in high quality national research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications.
  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
  • Prepare research publications and progress reports and participate in regular meetings to discuss project objectives, methodology and outcomes.

3. Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Contribute to the supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Recruitment, selection and onboarding of appropriately qualified employees in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Manage employee performance and conduct by providing coaching, feedback and training through probation, annual performance appraisal and regular meetings with employees.
  • Work to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Ensure employees remuneration and benefits are correct and liaise with Human Resources when a change occurs.

4. Citizenship and Service

  • Actively develop partnerships by fostering relationships with colleagues, industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
  • Show leadership of self and others through mentoring and collaboration.
  • Efficiently manage allocated internal service roles and processes, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
  • Effectively perform a range of administrative functions as required.
  • Provide support to other academic positions as needed and during absences.
  • Consistently demonstrate the UQ values.

5. Other

Ensure you are aware of and comply with legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including but not exclusive to:

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.

About the School of Civil Engineering  

The School of Civil Engineering is one of the largest schools of its kind in Australia.  Primarily located in the state- Advanced Engineering Building, the School passionately delivers world-leading teaching, research, and service. We aspire to be the Civil Engineering school of choice for students, staff, industry, and the wider community in the fields of environmental, fire safety, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water engineering.

Our goal is to foster graduates with the technical and professional skills required to lead the civil engineering profession and we aim to re-engineer civil and infrastructure research to improve the way communities operate and function.

Our over 40 academic staff hail from over 24 countries, are widely published and cited, and have extensive research backgrounds in diverse engineering disciplines including coastal, environmental, fire safety, geotechnical, hydraulics, structural, transport, and water resources. These research strengths attract expert academics and students from around the world and provide industry with consulting expertise, research collaboration and testing facilities.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.  The School has an agreed set of values that include:

1. Respecting each other.

2. Embracing equity and diversity.

3. Making decisions transparently whenever possible.

4. Collaborating across disciplines and universities.

5. Supporting each other.

6. Being accountable and responsible.

7. Seeking first to understand then be understood.

8. Making positive and meaningful societal contributions.

9. Celebrating achievement.

For more information about the School, please visit: www.civil.uq.edu.au

Information about life at UQ including staff benefits, relocation and UQ campuses is available at – http://www.uq.edu.au/current-staff/working-at-uq

About You

Applicants should possess a PhD the area of Fire Safety Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or an equivalent discipline. Research interests in fire may include, structural fire safety, fire dynamics, wildland fires, transport fire safety, material engineering, and other areas of fire safety engineering and science. Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in a relevant discipline and ability to develop innovative research programs in the field of Fire Safety Engineering
  • A growing profile in teaching and research in the discipline area.
  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.
  • Evidence of a high level of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level across a variety of settings, including small and large groups.
  • Experience in course coordination and contribution to the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area. 
  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.
  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

What We Can Offer 

This is a full-time (100%) FTE Fixed-term position for 3 years from 03/01/2023 through to 01/01/2026 at Academic Level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $101,533 to $120,570 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794 to $141067 per annum.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Questions? 

To discuss this role please contact Professor Tom Baldock +61 7 3365 53667 or [email protected] 

For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must supply the following documents:  

  • Cover letter addressing Selection Criteria   
  • Resume  

 To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.  

About The Selection Process  

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview may be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.  

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.     

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted. 

Other Information 

Qualification Verification: An appointment to this position is subject to the verification of the highest academic qualification from the conferring institution.

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment. 

Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board

PhD scholarship for Prediction of Wildfires in Scandinavia in Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

The Ph.D candidate will be part of the fire safety research group at Haugesund Campus in the Department of Safety, Chemistry and Biomedical laboratory sciences at Faculty of Engineering and Science.

The place of employment is Campus Haugesund. The period of the fellowship is three years.

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/231171/phd-scholarship-for-prediction-of-wildfires-in-scandinavia

About the PhD project:

Global warming will give rise to increasing temperatures, less rain, and longer periods with dry weather conditions. Such hot and dry periods will increase the risk of large wildfires in regions unfamiliar with these types of disasters, one such region is Northern Europe where both the number and the size of wildfires are expected to increase. To prepare for and reduce the risk of disastrous wildfires, societal safety must be further developed to predict these types of disasters. This project will contribute to the prediction of wildfires risk and spread by implementing new methods for detecting risk factors together with new models for fire spread.

The candidate will work experimentally with fire spread in Scandinavian vegetation. From small-scale to medium-scale in our laboratory facilities, as well as real-scale in the field, the fire behaviour of different vegetation will be determined and analysed. The influence of different parameters such as weather conditions and topography will be also determined for the fire behaviour of the specific vegetation that can be encountered in the Scandinavian region.

Applicants should submit a project outline of maximum 5 pages, describing topic, choice of theory and method as well as plan for carrying out a potential project. The preliminary project descriptions will be used for assessing the qualifications of the candidates. The final project description will be developed together with the supervisors.

Qualifications:

Formal qualifications:

  • The PhD research fellow should have a master’s degree in (or closely related to) fire safety engineering
  • Good understanding and writing of English language

Wanted qualifications:

  • Education or experience from fire safety is an advantage but not a prerequisite
  • Previous experience from work in fire safety engineering laboratory
  • Knowledge on instrumentation

Personal qualifications:

  • Ability for teamwork
  • Good communication skills
  • High work capacity
  • Interested to work in multidiscipline project
  • Solution oriented

In addition to the required educational background, the following criteria will be evaluated: competence and grades on completed course work, quality of the master’s thesis (excellent grade, equivalent of grade B or better on the ECTS grading system), publications (if any), communication skills, research and work experience.

The candidate must be diligent and display the ability to work independently, supplemented with regular guidance, and is expected to carry out high-quality research and to publish the results in national seminars, international workshops, conferences, and journals.

The PhD research fellow must enroll in a PhD program. An application for enrolment should first be submitted after an appointment is made and the supervisor(s) will help with this procedure. The candidate must be enrolled as a PhD student within 3 months from the start of the employment.

Application procedure:

Applications will be evaluated by an expert panel of three members.

Applicants are asked to submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Apply for this job” (“Søk stillingen”).

The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment to the online application:

  • Master Thesis
  • Project outline of maximum 5 pages describing topic, choice of theory and method as well as plan for carrying out a potential project
  • Copies of selected academic publications (no more than 15)
  • A CV with a complete list of academic publications
  • Diplomas and certificates

Applicants should indicate which publications or parts of publications should be given special consideration in the evaluation. If the documents submitted are not in a Scandinavian language or in English, the applicants must submit certified translations of these. The transcripts must specify the topics, the course works, and the grades at the bachelor`s and master`s degree levels. 

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education (bachelor and master’s degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. 
Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

Applicants should note that the evaluation will be based on the documentation submitted electronically via Jobbnorge within the submission deadline. The applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the documentation is submitted before the closing date. It is of utmost importance that all publications to be considered in the evaluation are uploaded as an attachment with the application, since these are sent electronically to the expert panel. Applications cannot be sent by e-mail or to individuals at the college.

Research Assistant/ Associate at Imperial College London: Artic fires with an emphasis on smoldering combustion and fire spread

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG02239/research-assistant-associate-artic-fires-emphasis-smoldering-combustion-and-fire-spread

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to study experimentally smouldering Artic fires and join Imperial Hazelab which is the multidisciplinary research group led by Prof. Guillermo Rein based the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. The purpose of Hazelab is to reduce the worldwide burden of accidental fires and protect people, their property, and the environment. The project, named FireFrost, is part of…

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02239
  • Date posted 3 August 2022
  • Closing date 31 August 2022

Multiple MS/PhD Students and Postdoc Positions on Wildfire Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

1. Open MS/PhD Student Positions – Topic: Wildfire Spread – Experiments and Modelling

Start Date: 8/15/2022 (approximate)

Applications are being sought for two Research Assistants (PhD students in Fire Protection Engineering) to conduct fundamental research in the areas of wildland fire spread and firebrands spotting, focusing on the multi-scale physics of the interactions between fire, wind and solid fuels (structural and/or vegetative). The research will include larger scale laboratory experiments and associated CFD modelling of wildfire behavior.

Applicants are expected to possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Fire Protection, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (or related field) with research or educational background in fire, combustion and/or thermal sciences. Successful candidates should have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. Background in CFD modeling, fire experiments, and imaging processing is a plus. Funding from a federal grant for these two positions is expected to last for 2 or 3 years depending on the project.

Applications and associated information are requested to be submitted to Prof. James Urban at  [email protected] by July 1st, 2022, but will be accepted until the position is filled. The earliest start date for these positions is August 17th, 2022.

2. Open Post-doctoral Scholar Position

(update: open to international and domestic applicants)

Start Date: 8/15/2022 (approximate)

Applications are being sought for a qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in multiple areas of fire science, including but not limited to: wildland fire behavior, firebrand spotting and impact, material flammability, and microgravity fire behavior. The primary responsibility will be to support existing and upcoming projects. Experience in fire experimentation and diagnostics and/or in fire simulations (e.g., FDS and FireFOAM) is required.

Additional responsibilities will include research support on collaborative projects with collaborators, as well as proposal development and grant applications. This position may have opportunities for teaching in the areas of thermal fluids, fire dynamics, and simulations.

The postdoctoral fellow will be required to publish scholarly papers and to take on a mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate should have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. A one-year appointment is anticipated, with the ability to be extended. Applicants will need to provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, at least two exemplar publications, and at least three academic/research references. Applications and associated information are requested to be submitted to Prof. James Urban at  [email protected] by July 1st, 2022, but will be accepted until the position is filled.  The target start date of this position is August 15th, 2022.

3. Research Associate (PhD student) to conduct research in  Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires

Applications are being sought for one Research Associate (PhD student) to conduct research in the area of Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires and particularly the development of the necessary data to parameterize numerical models of firebrand generation, transport, and deposition, with a focus on NIST’s Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). The project will focus on obtaining the firebrand source terms as a function of the key factors that affect the generation of firebrands from a range of source fuels and explore the influence of particle characteristics on the transport of particles. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and Cal Poly.

The applicants are expected to possess a Master in Fire Protection, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering with research or educational background in fire, combustion and/or thermal science. The successful candidate should have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. Background in fire experiments or CFD modeling is a plus.

Applications and associated information are requested to be submitted to the attention of Prof. Albert Simeoni, at [email protected] by June 30th, 2022 but will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date for this position is expected to be August 24th, 2022.

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Fire Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

https://jobs.canterbury.ac.nz/jobdetails/ajid/6tPY7/Lecturer-Senior-Lecturer-in-Fire-Engineering,8901

Te Tari Pūhanga Metarahi, Rawa Taiao | Department of Civil and Natural Resource Engineering
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Fixed-Term (3 year) position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
Applications are invited for a three-year fixed-term position in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the level of Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor/ Professor in the US System).

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the further growth of the fire engineering programme in a dynamic and productive department. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage (though applicants with interests in other fire engineering specialties are also encouraged to apply): fire dynamics, material behaviour in fires, fire safety systems, fire safety design practice, structures in fires, evacuation, human behaviour in fire, performance-based fire safety design, fire risk assessment or fire risk management.

Mōu | Who You Are
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated record of published research in fire engineering.  The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching of core courses in fire engineering at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will be expected to establish a vigorous research programme.  The appointee will be expected to supervise final year undergraduate projects, Masters and Ph.D. students, collaborate with others in the University, and to contribute to Departmental, College, and University activities. The appointee will also be expected to develop links with and contribute to the wider engineering profession at local, national and international levels.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The successful appointee will have access to a range of research facilities (with technical staff) and expertise in related disciplines.  The Faculty of Engineering has just completed a $163 million investment of its engineering specialist laboratory wings and main teaching spaces. Staff and students now have access to some of the best modern facilities and technologies for teaching, learning and research in the southern hemisphere.  Every area has been designed with the principles of highly flexible learning spaces, collaborative open areas and engineering on display.  In particular, a new fire engineering laboratory with capacity to test fire and structural fire behaviour up to two-storeys high has just been commissioned.  Large-scale fire testing facilities are also available from time to time at the Building Research Association New Zealand (BRANZ) in Wellington, through collaborative research programmes.

For more information about our department and team, please visit our website.

Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga – we value people and their differences, manaakitanga – we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga – we will enhance and nurture our resources.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 1st May 2022 (midnight NZ time)

Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a ‘cover letter’ including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and thoughts on how you propose to contribute to the fire engineering programme (as a whole) in the department. a ‘resume’ which includes a list of relevant research publications.

We do not accept applications by email; however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to [email protected]

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: [email protected]

Important Information

This role requires that you are, and remain, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any periodic boosters required by law or required to obtain a My Vaccine Pass), during your employment with the University of Canterbury.

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

Job Details

Reference #8901
Posted on21 Mar 2022
Closes on01 May 2022 23:55
Location(s)Christchurch
ExpertiseEngineering
Job level(s)Academic, Entry/Graduate, Experienced
Work type(s)Fixed term full-time
More details (document)
Position description 1Lecturer PD .pdf
Position description 2Senior Lecturer PD.pdf

Two Postdoctoral Positions in Forest Fire Research, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Santiago, Chile

The context
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) has an opening for a Fire Research Postdoctoral Scholar. The position is opened in the context of the research project Anillo ACT210052 ‘Understanding the connections between abiotic stress and forest vulnerability to fires” (β-HiMap project), funded by the “Anillos Regular de Investigación en Ciencia y/o Tecnología 2021” program by the Chilean government through SCIA-ANID. The project aims to identify and quantify the links between abiotic stress and flammability of Chilean forest species.

Job description
Position 1: The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for developing a comprehensive and challenging flammability framework which includes detailed testing and state-of-the-art theoretical and numerical modeling. The experimental methodology will follow the protocols implemented for the two bench-scale apparatuses which were developed during the α-HiMap project and will enhance these devices through the implementation of non-intrusive laser-based diagnostics to locally and globally study solid-gas and gas-gas processes relevant for the continuous and discontinuous ignition and burning rate of SL/L/D foliar fuels. The team will further develop the theoretical results of α-HiMap, aiming to study the effects of fuel moisture content and live-dead fuels on ignition, while additionally performing scaling analyses on the burning rate of these fuels under different configurations.

Work will be carried out in collaboration with Chilean, American and French universities, and international centers, including UAI, UC-Berkeley, University College London, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Sao Paulo, CSIRO and INRAE – Aix-Marseille Université. The scholar will be encouraged to apply for postdoctoral grants offered by ANID.

Position 2: The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for identifying the physiological and biochemical responses of stressed/non stressed, live/dead (SL/L/D) foliar fuels through a set of established laboratory and analytical methodologies. Ultimately specific stress markers will be determined which have influence on fuel flammability and have the ability to be detected under field conditions in subsequent stages of this project by different techniques, ranging from direct sampling to remote sensing. This will provide novel tools to model and predict fire hazards of forest ecosystems in real time.
Work will be carried out in collaboration with Chilean, American and French universities, and international centers, including UAI, UC-Berkeley, University College London, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Sao Paulo, CSIRO and INRAE – Aix-Marseille Université. The scholar will be encouraged to apply for postdoctoral grants offered by ANID.


Benefits
Compensation includes a competitive salary and medical insurance (1.884.000 CLP gross per month). The location is in Valparaiso, Chile. The duration of the postdoctoral position is 12 months, with a start date in mid April 2022,  or as soon as possible.

How to Apply
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply until March 31, 2022. First selection will be notified shortly after, and selected candidates for the post will be called for an interview. Availability to start working immediately will be considered in the evaluation.

Please send a dossier with the following documents [email protected] and [email protected]:

  • Cover Letter.
  • CV (including list of publications and research projects).
  • Certificate of PhD degree and a half-page file describing your thesis.
  • One recommendation letter from an academic/doctoral thesis advisor.

For more information and application, contact professor Andrés Fuentes.

Desired skills and experience

  • PhD in Engineering or Physical Sciences/Applied Mathematics, with a strong research background in combustion.
  • Degree acquisition should not be older than January 2018. In the case of women, a year can be added for each child born within this time, prior presentation of birth certificate.
  • Experience in combustion and flame diagnostics is desired.
  • Experience in development and/or application of heat transfer models.
  • Demonstrated research experience in bench-scale laboratory and analytic methodologies.
  • Keen interest in extending mathematical and scientific computing techniques to new problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability  to work productively both independently and as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team.About the employer

UTFSM was the first Latin American university to offer a doctoral program in Engineering (since 1962) and has a strong emphasis on scientific research as well as on technological higher education. The Energy Conversion and Combustion Group (EC2G) from UTFSM is one of the leading research labs in combustion in South America. Research at EC2G has focused on the development of experimental and numerical techniques to improve the understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena controlling combustion processes, with applications in energy conversion and fire safety.

PhD positions in hydrogen safety at Ulster University

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training “Sustainable hydrogen” (SusHy) application page and studentship projects brochure are now live on SusHy CDT website.

There are 5 topics in the area of hydrogen safety (can be found among other topics at https://www.sustainablehydrogen-cdt.ac.uk/documents/sushy-cdt-projects-v1-17-dec-20.pdf):

Deadline for applications at Ulster University is 5th of February 2021.