University of Luxembourg

Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy Technology (M/F)

University of Luxembourg

Leuven, Belgium

The research team Applied Thermodynamics carries out applied research in energy technology and fluid dynamic code development. Research projects typically carried out with industrial, governmental and international cooperation partners. The research team is embedded of international Computational Fluid Dynamic networks developing application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling and simulation technology

Your Role

The successful candidate is expected to perform the following tasks:

• Investigating challenging issues related thermal energy conversion system, Energy Efficiency Analysis and Energy Storage Systems
• Developing novel techniques/algorithms to address some of the identified critical issues
• Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
• Coordinating research projects and preparing project deliverables
• Preparing new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects
• Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students

For further information, please contact: Prof. Dr. Stephan Leyer (

Your Profile

• A PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields
• Sound publication track record in the areas related to Energy Technology
• Knowledge of one or multiple areas listed below is highly desirable:
o Thermal Power Plant Designs with various fuel types
o Energy storage
o Power to X
• Experience with optimization and/or machine learning tools
• Strong programming skills in MATLAB, Python or C++ is a plus
• Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects related to resource management is highly desirable
• Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Application submission: Before proceeding with the submission of your application, please prepare the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of certificates
- Track Record
- Letter of motivation

Please upload all documents in PDF format by 1st November 2019.

We offer

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

Gender policy: UL strives to increase the proportion of female researchers in its faculties. Therefore, we explicitly encourage women to apply.


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