PhD scholarship in Marine technology, Coastal or Offshore engineering, Fluid mechanics

    PhD scholarship in Marine technology, Coastal or Offshore engineering, Fluid mechanics

    Marine technology, Fluid mechanics jobs – PhD scholarship to develop strong competencies in marine hydrodynamics, structural dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics, in the Section of Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 19, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD scholarship 
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaMarine technology, Coastal/Offshore engineering, Fluid mechanics
    ScholarshipAccording to Standard Norms
    WorkplaceSection of Fluid Mechanics
    Coastal and Maritime Engineering
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years


    You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree, preferably in marine technology, coastal/offshore engineering, or fluid mechanics; emphasising, however, that applicants with a specialization in water waves and computational fluid dynamics will be prioritized. 

    The candidate is expected to describe their relevant experiences in the cover letter.


    Moreover, the following skills will receive additional consideration:

    • Experience with theoretical and/or numerical modelling of ocean waves
    • Experience with numerical implementation of Laplace and/or Navier-Stokes equations solvers
    • Experience with programming in FORTRAN, Python or similar.


    Your overall focus will be to strengthen the department’s competences within theoretical and numerical modeling of the hydrodynamic and structural dynamic responses of the components of the floating kelp-farming system, and their coupling effects. Your primary tasks will be (but not limited to):

    • Extending in-house hydrodynamic models at the department
    • Structural modeling of flexible seaweeds and netting structures
    • Developing a rational hydrodynamic model to describe effects of the kelp canopy
    • Coupling of hydrodynamic and structural modules
    • Teaching assistant and applying for small travel funds if needed

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

    Documents Required

    • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
    • Contact information of two referees

    About DTU Mechanical Engineering

    DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

    You will be part of the DTU-NTNU dual PhD programme, with a 2-year stay at DTU and a 1-year stay at NTNU, Norway, and will be jointly mentored by supervisors from both universities. The project also cooperates with the SFI-BLUES center coordinated by SINTEF Ocean.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.


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