RWTH Aachen - Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA)
At the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) and the Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP) under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. (USA) Stefan Pischinger, research on all topics concerning the vehicle powertrain is conducted. Core focus is still the research on conventional combustion engine development like the implementation of innovative engine designs, fundamental research on more efficient combustion processes also in combination with alternative fuels or the improvement of the engine mechanics and aftertreatment systems. Additional research areas include virtual engine development, hybrid powertrains, electromobility as well as fuel cells and mechatronics for combustion engines. At any time research is closely associated with the ongoing development of intelligent methods for test procedures and engine calibration. The Institute for Combustion Engines employs more than 260 scientific, technical and administrative employees as well as student assistants.
Application and further development of methods of optical flow diagnostics
Experimental work on different component test benches
Use of advanced optical measurement methods
Various possibilities for specialization (turbochargers, cylinder heads, air paths etc.)
Extension of the task area with 3D CFD simulations possible
Supervision and conduction of courses in English
University degree (Master or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or physics with a focus on "thermodynamics", "fluid mechanics", "optics" or equivalent
Good knowledge of fluid mechanics
Experience with optical measurements
Basic knowledge of laser-optical methods (PIV, LIF etc.) for flow diagnostics desirable
Experience in the use of analysis software (e.g. MATLAB) is desired.
Good written and spoken English
Ability to work independently as a scientist
Creativity, flexibility, team orientation
The position is limited to 1 year and is to be filled as soon as possible. An extension up to 4 years is provided. The standard weekly hours will be 39,83 hours.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
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For further details, please contact
Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 48080
Fax: +49 (0) 0241 80 22994