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PhD student position at the University of Michigan – Dearborn

(from Oleg Zikanov, USA)

A three-year PhD research assistantship is expected to become available starting January 2013. The subject of the project is numerical analysis of convection in liquid metal flows with strong imposed magnetic fields. The work will be conducted under the guidance of Prof. Oleg Zikanov at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Depending on the background, the student will enroll in the Automotive Systems Engineering or Information Systems Engineering program.

The position provides full tuition coverage, a stipend or around $25000 a year and a health insurance plan.

A successful candidate will have a completed MS or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, or a related discipline. The desired qualifications include strong background in physics and mathematics, knowledge of fluid mechanics, and some familiarity with parallel programming in FORTRAN.

Please send applications and address questions to Oleg Zikanov at zikanov(at)umich.edu.

PhD and Scientists’ positions at LIMTECH, Germany

(from Gunter Gerbeth, Dresden, Germany)

29 PhD and 11 Scientist positions offered in frame of the German Helmholtz Alliance LIMTECH

The German Helmholtz Association established a so-called Helmholtz-Alliance in the field of “Liquid Metal Technologies” (LIMTECH), starting on Oct. 1, 2012 for the period of 5 years. Mainly based on the Helmholtz Centres in Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and Karlsruhe (KIT) and in very close cooperation with Universities (Dresden, Freiberg, Ilmenau, Hannover, Potsdam, Goettingen, Aachen, Coventry, Riga) and further Helmholtz partners (Juelich, DLR) the Helmholtz Alliance shall intensify the research in this field. The alliance is coordinated by Dr. Gunter Gerbeth (g.gerbeth(at)hzdr.de). LIMTECH consists of 14 projects and a Young Investigator Group. The experimental and theoretical-numerical research works range from basic studies on turbulence, magnetically induced instabilities and dynamos, to measurement techniques for liquid metal flows, the use of liquid metals in future solar power stations or liquid metal batteries, up to applied investigations for the improvement of metal casting or crystal growth technologies. LIMTECH involves 29 PhD and 11 scientist positions. Details about LIMTECH, the various projects and the corresponding position offers please find at