Postdoc Hybrid modeling for Monitoring and Control of Thermal Systems

Eindhoven University of Technology
April 15, 2024
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Postdoc Hybrid modeling for Monitoring and Control of Thermal Systems


(Post-doctoral) Researcher

Irène Curie Fellowship



Electrical Engineering



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Job description

The Control Systems Group at the Electrical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology has an opening for a Postdoc position for 1 year in Hybrid dynamic modeling and control of heat exchanger networks in the dairy industry. This research is part of the project The Heat is On, which aims to make processes of dewatering, drying, and heat integration more energy efficient.

Position Description:

The position is related to hybrid modeling (first principles + data-driven model) and model-based control of heat exchanger networks in the dairy industry. The ideal candidate should have the expertise and a relevant track record in one or more of i) dynamic process modeling (physics-based), ii) data-driving modeling (system identification, machine learning), iii) advanced process control and optimization. Demonstrated knowledge of using commercial process modeling software such as gPROMS is a plus.

The post-doc position is for 1 year, and the work will be executed at TU/e, collaborating closely with an industrial partner and researchers from other academic institutions.

G roup Description:

The research mission of the Control Systems Group is to master the complexity present in mechatronics, power systems, automotive systems, and industrial processes. The group focuses on fundamental research in model reduction, spatial-temporal systems, Lyapunov methods for real-time control and distributed systems, and system identification. Furthermore, many industrial projects are being carried out in the areas of automotive, process control, wireless sensor networks, and power systems. The group actively participates in the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). For more detailed information on the activities of the group, please check https://

Job requirements

We are looking for candidates that match the following profile:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Chemical, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with excellent grades.
  • Good publication record.
  • A team player who enjoys coaching PhD and Master students in multicultural teams.
  • Good communication and organization skills.
  • Excellent English language skills (writing and presenting).
  • Conditions of employment

    We offer an exciting job in the group Control Systems of the Eindhoven University of Technology:

  • A full-time employment for 1 year.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility', which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure and sports facilities, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.
  • Information and application

    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact dr. Leyla Özkan [email protected]. Have a look in our lab: https: // www.

    Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact HR Services, [email protected]. Are you inspired to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit www.


    Interested candidates with a background in systems and control, (applied) physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply using the ‘apply now'-button. You should upload the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work.
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position.
  • A list of publications and key achievements in research project(s)).
  • Contact information of two references.
  • Copies of diplomas with course grades.
  • Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, please combine files.

    We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

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