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Industrial PhD student or Post-Doctoral position in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Aalto University School of Engineering

Date Posted May 3, 2021
Title Industrial PhD student or Post-Doctoral position in Computational Fluid Dynamics
University Aalto University School of Engineering
Espoo, Finland
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline May 28, 2021
Position Start Date available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Sciences - General

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

We believe that people from diverse backgrounds can together reach the best results. Diversity is part of who we are: for example, over 40% of our academic faculty comes from outside Finland. We warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds, especially minorities, to apply, as we want to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. We are committed to equal and transparent recruitment procedures.

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

Industrial PhD student or Post-Doctoral position in Computational Fluid Dynamics related to Large eddy simulation (LES) of compressible flows

The work will be completed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Energy Conversion research group. The research work will be completed as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent flows with applications in heat transfer, combustion, multiphase flow, and energy storage.

The project involves the following topic for an industrial PhD student / post-doc

LES of compressible flows related to mixture formation and combustion concepts in internal combustion engines. The simulations will be mostly performed with the OpenFOAM open source software. The work involves non-reacting simulations on spray jets in engine geometries as well as some reacting simulations.


The applicant should have a good CFD track-record with additional background knowledge in some of the following topics:

Numerical methods in physics and mathematics
Matlab, Python, and other programming languages
The applicant for the position of an Industrial doctoral Candidate must have a Master’s degree and must fulfill the requirements for doctoral students at the Aalto University School of Engineering see…


The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension depends on candidate’s advancement in her/his studies and research. The post-doctoral positions are targeted for a period of 2 years.

The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.

How to apply
Please, submit the applications online through the link provided below no later than May 28th 2021 including

Motivation letter explaining also which of the topics you apply for
Certified copies of the completed degrees certificates and official transcripts of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of them
Copy of Master or PhD thesis, and 2 most important publications (Max file size 10 Mb).

Further information

For additional information on funding and contents of work, please contact D.Sc.(Tech.) Ossi Kaario. In questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR-coordinator Anna-Maija Harju. E-mails:

About Finland

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Contact Information

  • Ossi Kaario
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Aalto University School of Engineering
    Otakaari 4, Espoo


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