PhD position in Computational Modeling of Biofluid Dynamics

PhD position in Computational Modeling of Biofluid Dynamics

Published Deadline Location
6 Mar 15 Apr Enschede

Job description

The Challenge

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) are local dilatation of the abdominal aorta. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a procedure in which a stent graft is placed in the aneurysm to block blood flow in the aneurysm. Type II endoleaks are a persistent problem after an EVAR procedure. They are characterized by the reversal of blood into the aneurysmal sac from side branches and growth of the aneurysm thereof. The reasons for the occurrence of type II endoleaks in some patients is an open question fundamentally, the fluid mechanical aspects that lead to reverse flow to the aneurysm sac from side branches remain an enigma.

In this project you will develop a computational model within the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) based framework Musubi to incorporate aspects related to flow reversal. You will apply the simulation model to answer a complex question in physiology. Direct collaboration with the R&D department of Medtronic and the Rijnstate hospital in Arnhem will be available. You will be employed at the Engineering Fluid Dynamics group of the University of Twente (UT). You will have exposure to high performance computing resources, clinical data as well as flow experiments conducted in collaborating groups within UT like the Multi-Modality Imaging (M3i) and Physics of Fluids (PoF) groups. Your doctoral advisors will be Asst. Prof. Dr. Kartik Jain and Prof. Dr. Michel Reijnen.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You have a master's degree;
  • You have a background in mechanical or computational engineering;
  • You have experience in programming and a thorough understanding of fluid mechanics are highly desirable;
  • You speak fluent English;
  • You desire to work in a challenging interdisciplinary environment are prerequisites.

Conditions of employment

  • A full-time 4-year PhD position;
  • We provide excellent mentorship and a stimulating international research environment with excellent facilities;
  • A professional and personal development program within Graduate School Twente;
  • A starting salary of € 2.541 in the first year and a salary of € 3.247 in the fourth year gross per month.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • A minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of fulltime employment;
  • A dynamic and international environment, combining the benefits of academic research with a topic of high industrial relevance;
  • Excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment, and a green and lively campus.

Additional information

You can apply for this position before April 16, 2023 by clicking the 'apply now' button below. Please include:
  • Curriculum Vitae (including contact information for at least two academic references).
  • Title and abstract of your Master's project/thesis.
  • A motivation letter.
  • Bachelors and Masters transcripts.
For more information on this position, please contact Kartik Jain (

The first (online) job interview will take place on April 26, 2023.


  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €2541—€3247 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1117


University of Twente (UT)

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Make sure to apply no later than 15 Apr 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).