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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

For strengthening our research activities in the Vehicle Energy Technologies Group regarding remote sensing, we are looking for a

PhD candidate in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations

The ReMoVeS project will employ roadside stationary remote sensing (RSD) measurements of NOx concentrations in the wake flow in the downstream of moving vehicles. These measurements are planned in different measurement sites in Switzerland. Based on the RSD measurements, exhaust gas concentrations in the wake of different vehicles will be compared, however, there do not exist any correlations with the emissions in the tailpipe of each individual vehicle. The new PhD tendered herewith aims in analyzing the distribution of a specie in the wake flow downstream of a vehicle. The simulations should enable the association of the specie concentration as measured by the RSD in the vehicle wake with the concentration in exhaust tailpipe. Numerical simulations of the air flow around the moving vehicle and the diffusion effects of pollutants in this environment will deliver substantial understanding of the dilution physics and the main impacting parameters and dependencies. These simulations should be tuned by a selective validation through experiments and measurements.


The activities of the 3-years limited position include

Requirement Profile

For further information about the position please contact Dr.Panayotis Dimopoulos Eggenschwiler Panayotis.Dimopoulos@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s504 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

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