CIC energiGUNE is looking for an experienced post-doctoral researcher to incorporate in the group of systems engineering and technology transfer in the thermal energy storage (TES) area.
The research will be focused on modelling, designing and testing of a lab-scale thermal energy storage prototype, based on innovative latent heat storage technology for industrial processes. The final objective of the research is the development of advanced models and systems that can be implemented in a real industrial application.
The research work will include the identification and selection of commercial PCM materials suitable for the application, the development of numerical models for a packed bed configuration, combining phase change in both the PCM and the heat transfer fluid and finally, the design, construction and testing of a lab-scale prototype, aimed to validate and improve the models and technology. The research will be developed in the frame of an industrial project so there will be opportunities to work close to the real application. The candidate will have the chance to work in a multidisciplinary environment composed by chemists, physicists and engineers, having the possibility to extend his/her knowledge approaching the research under different points of view.