PhD Position TU Darmstadt (Germany)

The department of Mathematics/Analysis at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for a PhD position offering a fixed-term contract for up to 4 years as part of a collaborative framework involving ENGYS. Due to the nature of this role, EU citizenship or a valid working visa for Germany are required.

Applicants interested in this position, please click here to open the job vacancies page at TU Darmstadt and follow the instructions to submit your applications with the Dean of the Department of Mathematics by post or via encrypted mail.


Field of Research:

The PhD candidate will work in an interdisciplinary and distinguished environment in the Computational Multiphase Flow group, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. The research project is embedded into a collaborative framework involving ENGYS – one of the leading specialists in the development and provision of cutting edge open-source technologies for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and design optimisation. The Computational Multiphase flow group has extensive expertise and experience with the use, extension and development of OpenFOAM technology.

The project involves the further-development and work on latest concepts for Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of interfacial flows using the ALE/GIB interface-tracking approach which is to be extended developing and exploiting a novel node displacement algorithm. The research focus is on novel conceptual aspects to preserve local accuracy and computational efficiency of the methodology likewise. Against this background, an essential aim of the project is the development, implementation and application of a high-performance and high-fidelity numerical method using local dynamic adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) with conservative flux reconstruction.


  • Completed Master's degree in an engineering or natural science discipline.
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in high-level programing languages (favorably with the OpenFOAM C++ library, substantiated by related programming/development projects).
  • Very good knowledge of numerical methods (e.g. Finite Difference /Finite Volume Method) and specialisation in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
  • Highly motivated, efficient individual.
  • English (fluent).
  • Excellent computer skills (Unix, Linux).

TU Darmstadt Offers:

  • Prestigious funded position in collaborative industrial environment.
  • An exciting project with broad scientific impact and industrial relevance.
  • Excellent job perspectives both in academia and industry.
  • Excellent computational resources (e.g., access to simulation software, development environment, as well as to an high-end workstation with access to high-performance computer clusters).
  • Integration into a team of motivated researchers with an interdisciplinary background.

The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.


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