This position is part of a large project recently funded by the European Union's IPCEI program. Here, the University of Twente together with academic/research organizations and industrial partners join forces in the development of a sustainable data center.
Motivated by the need for greater sustainability in data centers, the adoption of heat reuse has the potential to enhance organizational energy efficiency, reduce global energy consumption, and optimize services. In this context, our collaborative team aims to bring about a paradigm shift in the computer-aided design, physics of fabrication, and functionalization of 3D-printed structures to create an innovative thermochemical heat transformer. These will assist in temperature boosting of low-grade data center waste heat using an innovative process.
One challenge involves designing and manufacturing new materials to create mechanisms with unique functional properties across multiple length scales. A potential solution to address these limitations is employing 3D printing methods, also known as additive manufacturing, to produce 3D architectures based on a digital model. This technology can fabricate structures ranging from micro to macro scales using various materials such as polymer, metal, ceramic, and composites. The advantage lies in the ability to create complex geometries in a single production run, offering operational scalability and design flexibility. Thus, this Ph.D. focuses on exploring the benefits and challenges of additive manufacturing in developing efficient structures for thermochemical materials and heat exchangers for heat transformers.
To achieve this task, you will advance current additive manufacturing techniques and conduct best manufacturing practice tests to create hierarchical structures. Using state-of-the-art experimental methods, you will explore various design concepts for this system. Your task involves gaining insight into how micro- and macro-structural changes affect the performance of the heat upgrade system. Your responsibilities also extend to the prototype scale demonstration of the upgrade system.
You will work with other Ph.D. students and postdocs in a team to accomplish this goal. Your first responsibility is to carry out the research and publish your work in scientific journals and proceedings. You are expected to present your work during regular project meetings. We support you to broaden your knowledge by joining international exchange programs, by participating in national and international conferences and workshops, and by visiting industrial companies and research institutes.Your profile
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The first (online) jobinterviews will take place March 18, 2024.About the department
The project at the University of Twente brings together scientists from the Faculties of Engineering Technology (ET).
ET: The Faculty of Engineering Technology engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes?Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.About the organisation
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.Want to know more Jafari, D. (Davoud)
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