Doctoral Student or Postdoctoral Researcher for Modeling Wood Microstructure at High Temperatures Aalto University School of Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering Finland

Doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher for modeling wood microstructure at high temperatures


Aalto University is a community of courageous thinkers, where science and art meet with technology and economics. We identify and solve the great challenges of society and build an innovative future. The university has six university colleges, nearly 20,000 students and over 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki.


At the Aalto University School of Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering has the




of postgraduate or post-doctoral research to model microorganisms at high temperatures


The Department of Building Engineering is applying for doctoral or postdoctoral researcher to model pyrolysis of wood and other bio-based materials. Further details on the research and personnel of the department can be found on the department's website: . Information on the operation of fire safety technology can be found at .



The aim of the study is to investigate the behavior of microstructures of wood and other bio-based materials, changes in mechanical properties and cracking. The study simulates the microstructure of the tree and its changes by the GIMP (Generalized Interpolation Material Point Method).


The work is part of a research project on pyrolysis modeling funded by the Academy of Finland, focusing on multi-scale modeling of pyrolysis and fire protection. The results of the work are utilized, for example, when developing safer bio-based materials.


The applicant is expected to be able to cooperate in Finland and abroad, as well as a presentation of the research in international forums. The project includes a few months' research visit to the University of Luxembourg, Computational Engineering.


Research group A


doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher becomes part of an internationally renowned fire and pyrolysis research group led by Prof. Simo Hostikka. The numerical part of the work is led by Prof. Wojciech Solowski, who has years of experience in numerical methods and algorithms, and in particular on material-based methods.


For a study on the professors who work, see the following pages: , .




Earlier Education : A doctorate degree is expected to be a Master's degree and Postdoctoral Researcher from a doctorate in physics, applied mathematics, construction engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mechanics or other related field.


Core Skills Requirements : The applicant should have an understanding of the basics of mechanics and numerical methods of solid matter and of heat and moisture transfer. The skills of programming (C ++) and computational methods are important for work success. Algorithmic programming and development skills are also needed in this work. This work requires skills in an international researcher and developer community. Written and oral communication skills in English are essential.


Detailed information and application guidelines in English (Open Positions, Doctoral Candidate or Posidocular Position in Modeling Wood Micro-Structures at High Temperatures)


The application period expires 15.10.2017

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