The position will be open at the Fluid Dynamic division of Mechanical and Maritime Science department. The research at the division covers turbulent flow (both compressible and incompressible), multiphase flows, aero-acoustics and turbomachines. Our tools include both computations and experiments. The research covers a wide range of topics. In some research projects the smallest turbulent scales are studied whereas in others the function of a complete gas turbine is analyzed and modelled. The Division of Fluid Dynamics is part of Chalmers Sustainable Transport Initiative, Chalmers eScience Initiative and Chalmers Energy Initiative.

Project description
Current urban design fairly addresses noise and wind comfort but do not consider thermal comfort and impact of green areas to reduce local temperatures and improve air quality. This project aims to investigate future urban design to achieve thermal and air quality comfort for the majority of urban residents using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The research plan is developed in close collaboration with the division of Building Physics at Chalmers and the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre for applied mathematics.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment for nine months
Extent: Up to 20% of full-time
Location: Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences
First day of employment: 2023-08-01 or according to agreement

Major responsibilities
As an amanuens/research assistant, you will support the ongoing research in the area of CFD simulations of urban flows. In particular, you will employ commercial CFD softwares to calculate the wind and heat comfort of an urban area. You will be working with data analysis and postprocessing of the outputs of the numerical simulations. The job includes the writing of brief reports and presentations.

To be qualified for the positions, you are an active student at Chalmers University of Technology, preferably studying in one of the institution’s BSc or MSc level programmes in Mechanical and Maritime engineering, Mobility Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering physics or related fields. Knowledge of at least one programming language to analyze the data.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20230321  and be attached as PDF files, as below:


Personal letter

Other documents (optional):
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 5 June, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Gaetano Sardina, Fluid Dynamics, +46737176687

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