15 PhD positions were available in 5 work packages within the POLKA Network.
Update - November 2022: A 7-month fixed term position is available at Keele University, working on Task 3.2 - now closed.
Eligible candidates have to satisfy two criteria:
Mobility. ESRs need to move to a country where they have not resided for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years. Details can be found on page 4 of the European Commission's Guide to ESR Recruitment.
Early career. ESRs need to be in the first 4 years of their research careers and not hold a doctoral degree. Details can be found on page 7 of the European Commission's Guide to ESR Recruitment.
The research topics of all positions in the POLKA Network are summarised in the table below, together with the corresponding hosts and host countries. Each task is a 36-month PhD project for an ESR (Early Stage Researcher). Click on the links in the table below to find out more.
A grey row indicates that the position has already been filled.
|1.1||Sound absorption mechanisms in micro-perforated plates with grazing flow and under hot conditions||KTH||Sweden|
|1.2||Linear and nonlinear sound absorption mechanisms in flexible micro-perforated plates||TUE||NL|
|1.3||Instability control by acoustic damping devices||SISW||Belgium|
|2.1||Scaling laws for the effect of hydrogen content on flame dynamics and thermoacoustic frequencies||TUM||Germany|
|2.2||Dynamics of hydrogen flames and retro-fitting engines||SISW||Belgium|
|2.3||Influence of increased fuel reactivity on gas turbine combustion dynamics||AEN||Italy|
|3.1||Interaction between thermoacoustic instability and flashback||KU||UK|
|3.2||Nonlinear coupling of thermoacoustic modes modelled by a Green's function approach||KU||UK|
|3.3||Optimisation of a prototype thermoacoustic system with an adjoint approach||UNIGE||Italy|
|4.1||In-situ monitoring of combustion systems with longitudinal thermoacoustic modes||IfTA||Germany|
|4.2||High-fidelity simulation of nonlinear dynamics of turbulent flame||TUM||Germany|
|4.3||Temperature measurement with new generation of optical fibres||PISA||Italy|
|5.1||Instabilities in boilers with complex thermoacoustic properties||TUE||NL|
|5.2||Development of a heat engine for hydrogen-rich fuel mixtures||BEK||NL|
|5.3||Passive instability control by finned tubes||KTH||Sweden|
Each task is part of a work package. See the Research Tasks for more information and a diagram showing how the tasks are interlinked.