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RWTH Aachen - Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer

The Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 129 “Oxyflame” is a research cooperation of 11 institutes at RWTH Aachen University, Ruhr University Bochum and Technical University Darmstadt and is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The overall objective is the investigation of the physico-chemical foundations of solid fuel combustion in oxy-fuel atmosphere and the interactions between burner aerodynamics, flame and combustion chamber.
The vacant position is at the Institute of heat and mass transfer (WSA) within the faculty of mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University.

Research Assistant/Associate

Work­ing field:

Rese­arch topic:
Mode­ling of Par­ti­cle Radia­tion in pul­ve­ri­zed solid fuel com­bus­tion.

Scope of Work:
  • Mode­ling of par­ti­cle radia­tion based on mathe­ma­ti­cal methods for the app­li­ca­tion in nume­ri­cal simu­la­ti­ons.
  • Detai­led inves­ti­ga­tion of radia­tive heat trans­fer to derive gene­ra­li­zed models for app­li­ca­tion in large scale simu­la­ti­ons.
  • Expe­ri­men­tal deter­mi­na­tion of mate­rial pro­per­ties.
  • Inte­gra­tion of expe­ri­men­tal data and models in a pro­gram for the cal­cu­la­tion of radia­tive heat trans­fer.


  • Uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in mecha­ni­cal or che­mi­cal engi­nee­ring with above aver­age scores.
  • Inte­rest in inno­va­tive and inter­di­sci­pli­nary topics as well as in pro­ces­ses of solid fuel com­bus­tion.
  • High level of res­pon­si­bi­lity, initia­tive and team spi­rit.
  • Expe­ri­ence in radia­tion model­ling is highly wel­come.

What we of­fer:

The posi­tion is until June 30th, 2021 and is to be fil­led as soon as pos­si­ble. There is an option to extend the posi­tion for a term of up to 5 years. This is a full-time posi­tion. It is also avail­able as part-time employ­ment per request.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date has the oppor­tu­nity to pur­sue a doc­to­ral degree.

The salary cor­re­sponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity is cer­ti­fied as a "Family-Fri­endly Uni­ver­sity". We par­ti­cu­larly wel­come and encou­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons from women, disa­b­led per­sons and eth­nic mino­rity groups, reco­gni­zing they are under­re­pre­sen­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. The prin­ci­ples of fair and open com­pe­ti­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit.

How to ap­ply:

For further details, please contact
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 95400

Dr.-Ing. Oliver Hatzfeld
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 95405

For further information, please visit our website at:

Please send your application by February 28, 2018 to
Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer (WSA)
RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer
Augustinerbach 6
52056 Aachen, Germany

You can also send your application via email to Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.