PhD Student in fluid mechanics in the field of hydropower

PhD Student in fluid mechanics in the field of hydropower [OBS denna annons har utgått]

Annons: 27236191
Yrke: Doktorand
Arbetsgivare: Luleå tekniska universitet
Arbetets ort: Luleå, Norrbottens län
Senaste ansökningsdatum: 2023-03-23
Publiceringsdatum: 2023-03-02


Arbetslivserfarenhet: Doktorand


Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.
The Division of Fluid and Experimental Mechanics within the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics conducts research and teaching in the field of hydropower.  The Division has via the John Field Laboratory access to state-of-the-art measurement methods and large computational resources.

We now offer one PhD position in the subject fluid mechanics with application to hydraulic turbines.

Subject description
Fluid Mechanics comprises the study of flow in porous media, multiphase flow and rheology, linked to industrial production, fluid flow optimisation and design of energy technology applications and magneto hydrodynamics.

Project description
Deep part load operation of hydraulic turbines is becoming more common with the introduction of intermittent renewable energies. Such operations induce unfavorable flow phenomena with large and undesirable pressure pulsations in the machines.

The project aims to further understand such flow phenomena and propose automatic countermeasures to operate the turbines in such conditions. The project is mainly experimental. Function of the results, measurements at different facilities in Sweden may be planned to perform experimental measurements.

As a PhD student you are expected to perform both theoretical, experimental, and eventually numerical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. The majority of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies. In addition, you can have the opportunity to try the teacher role.

Applicants should have 300 credits in engineering physics, mechanical engineering, space technology, energy technology, automation engineering or equivalent of which 60 credits at the advanced level. Applicants must also have good knowledge of English, both spoken and written. Experience in model testing and control is a merit.

See also: Study plans for postgraduate education in fluid mechanics.

Further information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement: Luleå. Starting: by agreement.

For questions concerning the project you are welcome to contact Professor Michel Cervantes, +46 920-49 3014,

For questions concerning the Division of Fluid and Experimental Mechanics please contact Professor Staffan Lundström, +46 920-49 2392,

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Closing date for applications: Match 23, 2023 

Reference number: 951-2023