Postdoctoral Researcher in the Heat Storage Modelling

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Heat Storage Modelling

Aalto University

Espoo, Finland

We are now looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join an exciting research project on the thermal management of Battery Electric Buses using heat storage materials. In this project, you will have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research and have a real-world impact at the same time. You will also work in a diverse and multi-disciplinary research team, and you will develop a network of industrial and academic stakeholders.

Your role and goals

In this role you will:

  • Perform Comsol modelling of heat flows in larger heat storage modules.
  • Have knowledge on the phase change materials (PCM) and their utilization in real life applications.
  • Be involved in the experimental PCM testing and characterization along with their integration into electric buses for thermal management.
  • Collaborate with industrial and academic stakeholders on the research project
  • Mentor and advise other researchers up to the PhD student level
  • Write and publish high-quality scientific papers, present at high-impact conferences
  • Contribute to the drafting of grant proposals
  • Perform and support teaching activities

Your experience and ambitions

To excel in this role, you possess:

  • A doctoral degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in COMSOL modelling of heat transfer, preferable with PCM materials
  • Strong fundamentals in heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Experience in the experimental synthesis and characterization of thermal energy storage materials is considered as an asset
  • Experience with batteries, EVs and their thermal management is also seen as an asset
  • Excellent scientific writing and presentation skills in English
  • A willingness to mentor and teach

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