A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
Please send a CV to Dr. Don Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you have questions, send an email to NETLinfo@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) this posting seeks a graduate student or post-doctoral researcher to apply for an appointment to assist in the development and testing of a bench scale detonation-based combustion test facility and adjacent shock tube at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). NETL is a multi-disciplinary, scientific and technical-oriented national laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary lab supporting fossil fuel-based energy research.
Pressure gain combustion through detonation technologies such as Rotating Detonation Combustion (RDC) offers the potential for significant efficiency gains when used as a replacement for conventional constant pressure combustion in a Gas Turbine Engine or Direct Power Extraction. The candidate will learn more about these technologies and applications and will be expected to assist with design and installation of the experimental facility, conduct day-to-day testing, and perform detailed analysis of time dependent measurements (pressure, temperature, ion, thin-film heat flux) as well as digital image processing and advanced laser diagnostics (i.e. Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy). Relevant concepts include shock wave dynamics, high speed fluid dynamics, jet mixing, combustion, heat transfer, mechanical design and data acquisition / instrument control. The candidate will also be expected to disseminate the research by preparing and presenting technical papers and reports.
An ideal candidate will have demonstrated completion of coursework pursuant to a Master’s or PhD in science or engineering. The candidate will research for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extending that appointment (up to five years).
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