PhD on experimental investigation of flash-back in laminar hydrogen flames

PhD on experimental investigation of flash-back in laminar hydrogen flames

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30 Aug 5 Oct Eindhoven

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Job description

The Power and Flow group focuses on clean and efficient process technology, to cater for fast-growing energy demands. Our mission is to perform world-class scientific research on multiphase and reactive flows in the area of energy conversion and process technology. The research is concerned with the development of computational and experimental techniques for the study of hydrogen flames in industrial applications. 

We are interested in studying hydrogen flash-back, fundamentally as well as in practical applications. Studies on hydrogen flash-back have been performed in the past, and in this project we want to improve and extend the current knowledge base. Specifically, we would like to investigate hydrogen flame quenching and flash-back on heated burners. The goal is two-fold: one the one hand we would like to create a deeper insight into the physics of hydrogen flash-back and quenching and propose correlations for industry, and on the other hand we would like to investigate novel measurement techniques that can be used in the industry to study and monitor hydrogen flames. We expect that Machine Learning will play an important part in the analysis and post-processing of the data.

This project is in collaboration with Bosch Thermotechnology, Deventer, but your working location will be the Power and Flow group at TU/e. The supervisors for the project are
prof.dr. Jeroen van Oijen and dr. Nijso Beishuizen.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • A master's degree (or an equivalent university degree) in mechanical engineering, applied physics, aerospace engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience in lab work and measurement techniques.
  • Knowledge of combustion physics, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level).

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale P (min. €2,770 max. €3,539).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self-aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.


  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V35.6870


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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