Research Assistant/Associate (f/m/d) (TME-No.: 177_220500)

PhD position in the field of PEM fuel cells/systems

Contact

Name

Marco Günther

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-48080

E-Mail

Institution

Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik mobiler Energiewandlungssysteme und Institut für Thermodynamik

Our Profile

At the Chair of Thermodynamics of Mobile Energy Conversion Systems (TME) and the Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP) under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. (USA) Stefan Pischinger, research on all topics concerning the vehicle powertrain is conducted. Core focus is still the research on conventional combustion engine development like the implementation of innovative engine designs, fundamental research on more efficient combustion processes also in combination with alternative fuels or the improvement of the engine mechanics and aftertreatment systems. Additional research areas include virtual engine development, hybrid powertrains, electromobility as well as fuel cells and mechatronics for combustion engines. At any time research is closely associated with the ongoing development of intelligent methods for test procedures and engine calibration. The Chair of Thermodynamics of Mobile Energy Conversion Systems employs more than 260 scientific, technical and administrative employees as well as student assistants.

Your Profile

  • University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of modeling/simulation of fuel cell (systems), preferably in Matlab/Simulink or Modelica, experience in measurement data evaluation and test bench operation advantageous
  • Basic knowledge of PEM fuel cells/systems and electric powertrains advantageous
  • Good computer skills
  • Fluent in english
  • Ability to work independently and scientifically
  • Creative, flexible and team-orientation

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of fuel cell systems for mobile applications
  • Modeling and (3D CFD) simulation, especially of:
    • Flow fields and gas distribution. Optimization of the bipolar plate
    • Water transport phenomena within the fuel cell and the membrane electrode assembly
    • Ice formation during cold start
  • Validation of simulation at the single cell and stack test bench.

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term to 1 year.
An extension up to 4 years is provided.
This is a full-time position.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
The position corresponds to a pay grade of EG 13 TV-L.

About us

RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. Employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements and civil servants have access to an extensive range of further training courses and the opportunity to purchase a job ticket.
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Application
Number:V000002904
Application deadline:19/07/2022
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik Mobiler Energiewandlungssysteme (TME)
Dr. Marco Günther
Forckenbeckstrasse 4
52074 Aachen
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