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PhD student position in Hydrogen Engine Emissions Reduction studies

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The Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for a fully financed Ph D study starting February 1st, 2021, or as agreed. The successful candidate will be offered a four year employment at Chalmers at the Division of Combustion and Propulsion Systems. The employment will be extended with half-a-year when at least 10% teaching duties are fullfilled. Join our team so that we, together, can accellerate the transition towards sustainable transport solutions! Your research will mainly be experimental: Single cylinder engine tests and analysis to generate, investigate and evaluate a hydrogen internal combustion engine with emissions aftertreatment system. Information about the dívision The division of combustion and propulsion systems is one of seven divisions at the department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences. Our commitment is to generate knowledge and methods that the society needs to be able to develop: highly efficient and ultra-clean internal combustion engines, taking exhaust after-treatment into account, and that use renewable/low carbon fuels and are a part of electrified/hybridized propulsion systems. In other words, to enable transport without toxic emissions, through: - educating top level engineers and scientists - conducting groundbreaking spray, combustion, engine and propulsion system research - strongly couple experiment and simulation - serving as a forum in which industry and academia can meet. Project description There is a need to discover and develop new technology solutions for vehicles, that reduce GHG gas and health deteriorating emissions. Solutions that are not dependent on a fossil energy source. Especially for heavy duty trucks, we need solutions that minimize battery need and maintain the driving range. A hydrogen internal combustion engine with near to zero CO2 and other emissions could be a viable, sustainable alternative, and it is the goal of this project to investigate if this is feasible, how this can be achieved and what the environmental impact will be. The proposed project includes an investigation of the boundaries, potential and design parameters of a heavy- duty propulsion system consisting of an internal combustion engine operated on hydrogen and an emissions aftertreatment system. We investigate the emissions from a hydrogen engine including an investigation towards the effects of different hydrogen purity levels and other contaminations of the hydrogen-air mixture. This knowledge will be used to develop dedicated catalysts and an emissions aftertreatment system with the objective of reaching near zero tailpipe harmful emissions. Major responsibilities Your major responsibility as a Ph D student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. Your research will be supervised by well-reputed senior researchers at the department. Contract terms The position is a full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of 4,5 years full time Ph D study. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to up to 20 percent of working hours. The salary for the position is specified in Chalmers general agreement for Ph D student positions. Our offer to you Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.  Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Chalmers’ vision: “For a sustainable future” distils Chalmers’ perspective on all employees. For our employees to deliver outstanding performance, they must be able to combine their personal and professional lives. Chalmers support this wherever we can to make that possible. Chalmers is working actively with diversity and gender equality for a sustainable future. We are happy to see female applicants. Application procedure To apply, please go to: https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=9145 Application deadline: 15 January, 2021

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB


  • Antal platser: 1
  • Timmar per vecka: 32 - 40 timmar
Sista ansökningsdag: 2021-01-15
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