Hydrogen will play an important role in achieving climate neutral aviation. Safe and efficient on board storage of hydrogen poses an important challenge for civil aviation.
The aim of this PhD project is to design, manufacture, and test a demonstrator composite pressure vessel for the storage of hydrogen on board of the flying V concept aircraft, which is under development at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the TU Delft.
The main goal of the work will be to investigate how to integrate hydrogen storage safely and efficiently into the primary structure of the aircraft. The focus will be on the certification requirements and design methodology of the hydrogen storage tank.
The work will be carried out as part the Smart Flying V Project of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher with excellent qualifications with a university degree (Master or equivalent) in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related subject. An affinity to experimental work relating to composite manufacturing, as well as profound system engineering knowledge is a prerequisite. The candidate should have a very good command of English language, in direct communication as well as writing skills and should enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment.
Conditions of employment
TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2395 per month in the first year to € 3061 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.
TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.
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Faculty Aerospace Engineering
The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.
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For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Ir. Julien van Campen, Lecturer, email: email@example.com, tel: +31 15 27 85321.
Your application shall include a motivation letter, your CV with two reference letters and two further references, and a vision document concerning research, education and valorisation, all compiled into a single pdf file named: lastname_firstname_yearofbirth.pdf.
Applications not complying will not be taken into consideration.
Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 15 June 2021 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.
- A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
- Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
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