School of Engineering Sciences at KTH
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Third-cycle subject: Engineering Mechanics
We are looking for a doctoral student in turbulent flow modeling, fluid-structure interaction, and aeroacoustics. The purpose of this project is to create a model-driven method for the assessment of airway disorders and voice. Due to the multifactorial complexity of airway conditions and voice disorders, there is a limited knowledge on relevant physics associated with the relationships between the intermittent fluid flow, the upper respiratory tract, and the generated sound.
This research project involves high-fidelity simulations in both idealized configurations and subject-specific geometries; machine-learning algorithms for error assessment and generating a model with improved prediction accuracy.
The project will enable development of more robust patient-specific non-intrusive assessment methods, that are using correlations between imaging data, the fluid flow and wall dynamics, as well as aeroacoustics data. This versatile methodology can be applied in areas of use and research such as diagnostics and treatment of respiratory disorders, as well as speech and voice disorders.
Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Professor Mihai Mihaescu and Associate Professor Susann Boij
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
- passed a degree at advanced level,
- completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
- acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
- MSc degree or equivalent
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:
- independently pursue his or her work
- collaborate with others,
- have a professional approach and
- analyse and work with complex issues.
- You have knowledge in CFD, CAA or FSI, as well as programming (e.g., C ++, Python, Matlab). Experience of relevant programming environments for machine learning are meritorious.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
- CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
- Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
- Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.
- Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
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