18 May 2023

PhD position on heat pumps and mathematical optimization

Dear community,

Our research group at the KU Leuven in Belgium is hiring a new PhD student!

Are you passionate about heat pumps and mathematical optimization? Do you want to conduct research that can 𝗿𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺? We at IDEAL are looking for a motivated 𝗣𝗵𝗗 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝟯𝗗 𝘁𝗼𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀 to minimize the amount of refrigerant in the manifolds of the heat pump evaporators and condensers made by additive manufacturing. The reduction is crucial in the transition towards refrigerants with lower global warming potential, since the introduction of several candidate refrigerants is hampered by their flammability that imposes a maximal refrigerant charge on the heat pump.

The 4 year position is fully funded (full time employment at the KU Leuven). Find more details about the position and the opportunity to apply here: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/60202328
You can apply for this job no later than June 09, 2023.

Kind regards,
Martin Sollich