Sunday, July 6, 2008

PhD in Math & Computer Science, Univ. Eindhoven, The Netherland

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The Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) has the following vacancy
PhD Student Reaction-diffusion systems multiple spatial scales(V
32.023) at CASA Department of Mathematics and Computer science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides
undergraduate and MSc programs in Mathematics and in Computer Science.
The department has research collaborations with other departments at
the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven as well as with a large number
of other universities and companies, both at home and abroad. The
Department has approximately 350 employees and more than 700 students.

The Centre for Analysis, Scientific computing and Applications (CASA)
combines all activities related to analysis at the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology
(TU/e). Its major research objective is to develop new and improve
existing mathematical (both analytical and numerical) methods for a
wide range of applications in science and engineering.

A particular interest is paid to the accurate modeling, analysis and
simulation of reactive flows in porous media, including the upscaling
from the pore scale to the macroscopic, core scale. This work is done
in both national and international research groups. Detailed
information can be found at:

Project description:

At this PhD position you will work on the analysis, modeling and
simulation of “Reaction-diffusion systems on multiple spatial scales”.
Typical examples of such problems are the distributed-microstructure
models obtained by periodic homogenization from an exact micro-model.
An important feature of this class of problems is that the homogenized
system recognizes the distributed-concentration exchange across the
internal fixed and/or moving boundaries. The
“distributed-microstructure” methodology will be applied to a
dissolution/precipitation/flow scenario arising in the transport of
salts in unsaturated porous media.

As a PhD Student Reaction-diffusion systems multiple spatial scales
you will forfill the following task:
perform scientific research;
present results on international conferences;
publish results in scientific journals

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
* a M.Sc. in Mathematics,
* strong affinity with partial-differential equations,
* good communication and writing skills in English.

Prior knowledge of homogenization and modeling of reaction-diffusion
scenarios is an advantage but not a must.
Appointment and Salary

We offer:
·A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university.
·A full-time employment for 4 years (starting September 2008), with an
intermediate evaluation after 1 year.
·A salary of Euro 2,000 per month (gross) in the first year,
increasing to Euro 2,558 per month (gross) in the fourth year.
Moreover 8% holiday allowance is provided annually.
·Assistance in finding accommodation can be given.
·Support with your personal development and career planning.
·Attractive secondary labour conditions (including excellent work
facilities, child care, excellent sports facilities).

·More information about CASA can be found at:
·Information about the position: dr. Adrian Muntean, e-mail: phone: +31(0)40-2472702.
·Further information: mrs A.D. Boekema, personnel officer, phone

Interested candidates are requested to send their application to:
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer
Personnel Department, HG 6.22
PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

You can send your application by e-mail to

The application should consist of the following parts:
* a detailed curriculum vitae,
* an explanation of your interest in the proposed research field,
* a complete list of the courses you have attended and
corresponding grades, references, and all other information that might
be relevant to your application.

Please mention the vacancy number V32.023 in the subject.

You can apply for this job before 15-07-2008