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Postdoctoral fellowship position: High-Speed Laser Diagnostics in Internal Combustion Engines

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Development and application of pulse-burst laser diagnostics in optical engines

Pulse-burst lasers allows extending traditional ns-laser diagnostics (PLIF, PIV, Raman, LIGS…) to high-repetition rates (10-100 kHz), enabling time-resolved measurements of combustion during a single engine cycle, and providing greater insight in the underlying physics. The postdoctoral appointee will work on the development of pulse-burst laser diagnostics and its application to heavy-duty and light duty optical engines. Ongoing research focuses on pre-chamber hot-jet ignition, high-pressure isobaric combustion in heavy-duty engines, pre-ignition and knock studies in SI engines.

The appointee will work in an interdisciplinary team with expertise in combustion, chemistry and fluid mechanics. As part of the postdoctoral tenure, the appointee is expected to assist with the supervision of graduate students, and to collaborate with visiting scientists from other institutions. The successful candidate will conduct independent research under the mentorship of Professor Magnotti, and in close collaboration with Professor Johansson’s group.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in engineering, applied physics or other close fields. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international team are required. Candidates should have a proven record of original contributions in laser diagnostics for combustion research. Experience with pulse-burst lasers and in laser diagnostics applied to internal combustion engines is highly desirable.

  • Single Page Cover letter including a description of your research experience and your research interests 
  • CV including list of publications
  • Name and contact details of three referees. Referees will only be contacted for successful candidates. 

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Postdoctoral fellowship position: High-Speed Laser Diagnostics in Internal Combustion Engines
Location
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Published
2020-02-13
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