Assistant Professor Materials for Energy Applications

Assistant Professor Materials for Energy Applications

Published Deadline Location
1 May 31 May Enschede

Job description

The Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering at the University of Twente is currently seeking for an assistant professor in the areas of advanced energy materials. We are concerned with questions related to advanced applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, reactions, heat and mass transport and energy storage. Using a combined approach of theoretical analysis, numerical calculations and experimental investigations, the department aims to develop new and advanced knowledge for applications in industry and the built environment. Priority is given to the efficient use of energy and the minimization of environmental impact of our future energy systems.

THE CHALLENGE

New materials are crucial for efficient heat conversion and storage systems. The application of such new composite materials with improved thermal properties requires advanced processing (fabrication, synthesizing, upscaling) and high resolution characterization techniques. The mainly experimental research will focus on characterization and fabrication of these new advanced energy materials by investigating the physical-chemistry of materials in order to improve the properties for thermal conversion and storage applications and to provide data for mathematical modelling.

Specifications

University of Twente (UT)

Requirements

  • You hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Engineering or a comparable field with provable affinity to energy and materials;
  • You have a strong interest in operating at crossroads of different disciplines;
  • You have knowledge of and experience in fabrication, synthesis and characterization of new materials for energy applications;
  • You have good communication skills;
  • You have a passion for, or the ambition to become a creative teacher;
  • You have motivation to work in the energy field.

Are you up for the challenge to improve the world with your research as well as teaching on this state of the art technology?

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

For further information, please contact Prof.dr.ir. G. Brem. Email: g.brem@utwente.nl or phone +31 53 489 2530.

Interested candidates can upload their application, including a CV, research and education vision, and list of publications before 31th of May 2019.

Conditions of employment

You will be appointed for two years, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation. The university offers a very stimulating scientific environment and a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 3.255,- to € 5.656,- depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Assistant Professor);
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.

Employer

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET)
is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.

Specifications

  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Natural Sciences; Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €3255—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1040875

Employer

University of Twente (UT)

Learn more about this employer

Location

Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB, Enschede

View on Google Maps

X

Apply for this job

Apply for this job

Apply for this job via the employer's website.

This application process is managed by the employer (University of Twente (UT)). Please contact the employer for questions regarding your application.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 31 May 2019.