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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Magneto-Hydrodynamic Stability of Aluminium Electrolysis Cells Sektor Material- og Prosessteknologi, Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE)

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The department of Computational Materials Processing (MatPro) conducts research and development on industrial processes, reactors and devices based on mathematical modelling of the underlying physical and natural phenomena. Numerical methods, especially the Finite Element Method, are important tools employed by the department. The department has more than 30 years experiences with the Finite Element Method and we have developed own mathematical models in various projects with national and international industries. Our tools are used worldwide.

The positionis with the department of Computational Materials Processing associated with a long-term cooperation with Norwegian industry. The topic of the work will be within the field of Magneto Hydrodynamics (MHD). More precisely it will be concerned with the interfacial instability phenomena occurring in Hall-Héroult cells (production of Aluminum) as well as in liquid metal battery cells. The department has developed a mathematical model for these phenomena based on linear stability theory. The efficiency of the cells depends on the MHD stability which is limited by the thickness of the electrolyte layer in combination with the electrical current density and the magnetic field distribution. Thus, assessing the cell stability accurately is important for the Aluminum industry as well as for the development of large-scale liquid metal batteries. The focus of the PostDoc will be to extend the present stability model by not yet included phenomena and to participate in the specification and design of a next generation stability model that should cover nonlinear effects as well.The PostDoc will work in close collaboration with the researchers in the department of Computational Materials Processing as well as with the research staff of our industry partners.

Duties and resposibilities

  • The PostDoc will be involved in the tasks related to:
  • Extend the stability model
  • Participate in the maintenance of the existing stability model
  • Specification and design of a next generation stability model

Qaulifications

  • PhD in physics, mechanics or numerical methods
  • Strong theoretical background in electromagnetism and fluid mechanics
  • Knowledge of linear stability theory and numerical methods, the finite element method (FEM) in particular, is preferable

We can offer

  • The PostDoc position is for 2 years. The salary is according to the salary grade in the Norwegian State salary scale, depending on qualifications
  • After the completion of the PostDoc period, we envisage to offer a permanent position to the candidate
  • Social benefits including pension with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse), life insurance and accident insurance
  • A stimulating work environment with skilful, experienced, and creative colleagues
  • Well-established national and international scientific and industrial networks
  • A large degree of autonomy and flexible working hours
  • We use background checks as a part of our recruitment process

Contacts

Magne Rudshaug, Principle Scientist, Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon, Magne.RLogg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon
Dag Mortensen, Department head, Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon, Dag.MLogg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon

Location

Instituttveien 18
2007 Kjeller

Apply for position:

Key information:

Employer:Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE)

Reference number:Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon25 Percentage of full-time: 100% Application deadline: 06/03/2019




Adresse: Skedsmo

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IFE is an independent research foundation based in Norway at Kjeller and in Halden. We are in the forefront internationally in several fields within digital technologies, material and process technology, flow and analysis technologies, radiopharmaceutical technology and nuclear technology. IFE develops new solutions for the industry and public sector in over 30 countries. IFE is host to the international OECD Halden Project. We are about 600 employees and the annual turnover is about NOK 1 billion. Read more about IFE at www.ife.no/en

Sector Material and Process Technology.

Sector Material and Process Technology performs research within renewable energy systems, solar energy, batteries and hydrogen as the future's energy carriers, energy materials and nanotechnology, advanced material characterization by use of neutrons, material processing, as well as within environmentally friendly industrial processes.

IFE hosts two of Norway's eight Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME), the FME Research Centre for Sustainable Solar Cell Technology (SuSolTech), and the FME Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems (MoZEES), covering battery and hydrogen research.

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The department of Computational Materials Processing (MatPro) conducts research and development on industrial processes, reactors and devices based on mathematical modelling of the underlying physical and natural phenomena. Numerical methods, especially the Finite Element Method, are important tools employed by the department. The department has more than 30 years experiences with the Finite Element Method and we have developed own mathematical models in various projects with national and international industries. Our tools are used worldwide.

The positionis with the department of Computational Materials Processing associated with a long-term cooperation with Norwegian industry. The topic of the work will be within the field of Magneto Hydrodynamics (MHD). More precisely it will be concerned with the interfacial instability phenomena occurring in Hall-Héroult cells (production of Aluminum) as well as in liquid metal battery cells. The department has developed a mathematical model for these phenomena based on linear stability theory. The efficiency of the cells depends on the MHD stability which is limited by the thickness of the electrolyte layer in combination with the electrical current density and the magnetic field distribution. Thus, assessing the cell stability accurately is important for the Aluminum industry as well as for the development of large-scale liquid metal batteries. The focus of the PostDoc will be to extend the present stability model by not yet included phenomena and to participate in the specification and design of a next generation stability model that should cover nonlinear effects as well.The PostDoc will work in close collaboration with the researchers in the department of Computational Materials Processing as well as with the research staff of our industry partners.

Duties and resposibilities

  • The PostDoc will be involved in the tasks related to:
  • Extend the stability model
  • Participate in the maintenance of the existing stability model
  • Specification and design of a next generation stability model

Qaulifications

  • PhD in physics, mechanics or numerical methods
  • Strong theoretical background in electromagnetism and fluid mechanics
  • Knowledge of linear stability theory and numerical methods, the finite element method (FEM) in particular, is preferable

We can offer

  • The PostDoc position is for 2 years. The salary is according to the salary grade in the Norwegian State salary scale, depending on qualifications
  • After the completion of the PostDoc period, we envisage to offer a permanent position to the candidate
  • Social benefits including pension with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse), life insurance and accident insurance
  • A stimulating work environment with skilful, experienced, and creative colleagues
  • Well-established national and international scientific and industrial networks
  • A large degree of autonomy and flexible working hours
  • We use background checks as a part of our recruitment process

Contacts

Magne Rudshaug, Principle Scientist, Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon, Magne.RLogg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon
Dag Mortensen, Department head, Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon, Dag.MLogg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon

Location

Instituttveien 18
2007 Kjeller

Apply for position:

Key information:

Employer:Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE)

Reference number:Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon25 Percentage of full-time: 100% Application deadline: 06/03/2019




Adresse: Skedsmo

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