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PostDoc Position in Combustion Dynamics of Ammonia-Hydrogen Flames 80 - 100 %

Play an important part in the decarbonization of the future energy system by working on combustion dynamics aspects of alternative fuels in an international European-Japanese consortium

School: School of Engineering
Starting date: April 1st 2022 (latest September 1st 2022) for 24-28 months

Your role

  • Investigation of thermoacoustic fundamentals of ammonia-hydrogen flames
  • Derivation of flame transfer functions and matrices for ammonia-hydrogen flames
  • Application of system identification and analytical modelling strategies
  • Thermoacoustic modelling of CFD and experimental setups
  • Communication of research results in international conferences and peer-reviewed publications

Your profile

  • PhD in combustion dynamics, acoustics, gas turbine combustion or control theory
  • Track record in stability analysis in a thermo-fluids context and (thermo-)acoustic modelling is an asset
  • Excellent command of the English language (oral and written), German is an asset
  • Proficient user of Matlab, Python or similar for modelling and data processing
  • Skilled in academic writing as evidenced through archival publications

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the School of Engineering (SoE) emphasizes topics that will be relevant in the future. Our 14 institutes and centers guarantee superior-quality education, research, and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information, and health.

Researches at the Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE) along with partners in science and industry make important contributions in the fields of thermal and electrical energy systems and renewable energies with respect to energy-efficient systems, procedures, processes and systems.

The Research Group Distributed Energy Systems focusses on the analysis of dynamic systems, combustion of alternative, CO2-free fuels as well as thermo- and aeroacoustics of energy systems in the power and transport sector.

This position is part of a joint collaboration project with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, University of Tokyo (Japan), IFP Energies Nouvelles, University of Orléans (France), Silesian University of Technology (Poland), and Sintef (Norway).

What you can expect

We offer working conditions and terms of employment commensurate with higher education institutions and actively promote personal development for staff in leadership and non-leadership positions. A detailed description of advantages and benefits can be found at Working at the ZHAW. The main points are listed below:


Dr.-Ing. Mirko Bothien
Head of Research Group

Nadine Mueller
Recruiting Manager

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Winterthur Region of Zurich 8401