Postdoc in the area of thermal energy storage, physical modelling and technology evaluation

Country: Switzerland;

City: Dübendorf

Vacancy added: 23.12.2018

Employer: Empa

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;


Empa - the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

The Urban Energy Systems Laboratory investigates into novel cooling and energy storage solutions for application in buildings with a particular focus on sorption processes with thermochemical materials. They offer the possibility for compact, high energy density, loss-less storage or solar cooling. To strengthen our scientific team we are looking for a

Postdoc in the area of thermal energy storage, physical modelling and technology evaluation


Your tasks

  • Simulation based feasibility checks and evaluation of novel cooling and storage concepts/approaches to start new projects
  • Systematic technology evaluation for cooling application in buildings
  • Physical modelling of storages, heat pumps, heat exchangers, ...
  • Building simulation for integration of cooling and storage technologies in buildings
  • Physical modelling of thermochemical reactors with coupled fluid flow and heat and mass transfer phenomena
  • Project acquisition
  • Scientific publishing



Your profile

  • PhD in physics, engineering or related fields
  • Expertise in heat and mass transfer phenomena and fluid dynamics
  • Experience in fluid dynamics / multi-physics numerical simulation
  • Experience with multi-physics software tools such as Comsol, Ansys or similar
  • Some familiarity with building energy and system simulation tools (TRNSYS, Modelica or similar) desired
  • Scientific track record with publications in related fields/Topics


We are offering a multifaceted and challenging position for at least 24 months, in a modern research environment with excellent infrastructure.


For further information about the position please contact Dr Luca Baldini and visit our websites and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Patricia Nitzsche, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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