Submission #169

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Wed, 01/11/2017 - 20:54
PhD fellowship within Geometric Numerical Integration for Particle Dynamics in Turbulent Flows
PhD Thesis
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
PhD fellowship within Geometric Numerical Integration for Particle Dynamics in Turbulent Flows

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About the research project

A new PhD fellowship in computational science is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU. The successful candidate will join the activities of the project Geometric Numerical Integration for Particle Dynamics in Turbulent Flows. This is an interdisciplinary project, where experts in fluid dynamics and in geometric numerical integration collaborate to improve models of non-spherical particle dynamics in turbulent flows. The problems to be considered are highly complex and of a multi-scale nature, in fact, suspension flows are almost always chaotic, i.e. turbulent. The impact of this research ranges from a great variety of engineering processes such as pulverised combustion and sprays to study of particulate pollution and related health hazards as well as the dynamical behaviour of micro-organisms in the sea.

The main focus is the design of new structure-preserving numerical methods specifically tailored to accurately track translational and rotational motion of non-spherical particles in complex flows simulated by direct numerical simulation.


We seek candidates with a good mathematical background at master level or equivalent. The ability to work in teams and to collaborate with other scientists with a different background are essential, as well as strong motivation for working on the project.

The successful candidate must have a strong background in numerical mathematics of differential equations and mathematical modelling, as well as basic knowledge of rigid body dynamics, fluid mechanics and scientific computing. Knowledge of differential geometry is desirable. Good programming skills are essential.

The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).

Applicants must have a master’s degree in mathematics, or a corresponding education, and must also satisfy the requirement for entering the PhD programme at NTNU; see for information about the PhD programme at NTNU.

The regulations for PhD programmes at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least five years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the last two years of the MSc is required, and C or higher for the BSc.

MSc students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2017 are encouraged to apply.

Terms of employment

The PhD fellow will be part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU and will have her/his workplace there. See The Department currently has around 60 PhD fellows. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The Department may offer a six to twelve months extension as a teaching assistant.

The PhD fellowship is placed in salary code 1017, with a gross salary of NOK 435 100 per year before tax. A pension contribution of 2% of the salary will be deducted as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment of the PhD fellow will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study

The successful candidate will be required to enroll in a PhD programme within the period of employment, and must sign a contract regulating the starting date and duration of employment as well as the required duties.

The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact

Professor Elena Celledoni, , phone (+47) 73593541.

The application

Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page. Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file. The application must include:

Information about educational background and work experience.
Relevant publications. Joint work will be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant's contributions is attached.
Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the programme of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
Contact information for two references
Reference no: IE 011-2017.

Closing date: 05.02.2017.
435 100 Gross salary
Norwegian krone
Sun, 02/05/2017