Doctoral student in Fluid and Climate Technology

Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 23, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job description

KTH, School of Architecture and Built Environment is looking for a Doctoral student candidate to the division of Fluid and Climate Technology. The position is initially up to Licentiate degree.

The purpose of this research is to develop technical solutions for novel heating and cooling systems in buildings. Of particular interest is to evaluate energy efficient and easy to install heating/cooling solutions with ability to benefit geothermal support in retrofitting. Low-temperature heating and high-temperature cooling technologies are given special interests. The project focus on European buildings stock with a wide range of building typologies and climate. The modeling - heat transfer and numerical simulations - will be the main method in the present research work. Thermodynamic and building energy performance simulation is also important for the research work.


Formal education:

You are expected to have a Masters degree in energy/mechanical/physical engineering or an equivalent degree, which includes (advanced) courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics and control technology.

Experiences and competence:
  • Experience and interest in heat pump technology, heating, cooling and ventilation systems are essential.
  • Proven programming skills and familiarity with heat transfer/computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling tools.
  • High degree of motivation for scientific research and independent working abilities
  • Well-developed analytical capacity and numerical modeling skills,
  • Good communication abilities and social ability to work in a team.
  • Good language skills in English and proven experiences working in international environment


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  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Transcripts of college/university degrees
  • Abstract of master thesis in English
  • Brief summary of why the applicant wants to pursue a Ph.D. position

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    Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
    Contract type: Full time
    First day of employment: According to agreement
    Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH.s Doktoral student
    Number of positions: 1
    Working hours: 100 %
    City: Stockholm
    County: Stockholms län
    Country: Sweden
    Reference number: A-2018-0330
  • Maja Maurin, 08-7909424
  • Prof. Sture Holmberg, 08-790 9775
  • Dr. Qian Wang, 070- 688 12 18
  • Published: 2018-02-22
    Last application date: 2018-03-15 Continue reading