Projects

Project Descriptions and Recruitment

TUSAIL has vacancies for 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), open to applicants of all nationalities. We particularly encourage women and other underrepresented groups in engineering to apply for these positions. Each project involves substantial academic–industry collaboration. Each ESR will spend a minimum of 6 months in industry: either being hosted by an industrial partner or through secondments. Projects are funded for 36 months by TUSAIL. Certain partner universities are required to fund PhDs for a minimum of 48 months and hence those projects have an additional year of funding to satisfy this requirement.

All 15 projects have two eligibility requirements in common, set by the European Commission for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in all Innovative Training Networks. The requirements below have been summarised from Version 2 of the Information notes for Fellows in Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

Each host institution will establish its own eligibility requirements in addition to these; full details are contained in the individual ESR project descriptions.

What do I need to do before applying?

Your application information, submitted to one partner, may be shared with other partners in the consortium to facilitate consortium-level management of the recruitment process.

 

  • Check that you meet the eligibility requirements for an Early-Stage Researcher.
  • Carefully read the individual project descriptions linked to below, and identify one or more projects that interest you. You are permitted to apply to a maximum of 3 projects.
  • Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements stipulated for these projects and the transnational mobility requirement stated above.
  • Follow the specific instructions for each project to submit an application.

Projects list

DEM–CFD and PBM for dynamic process simulation of fluidized bed agglomeration
ESR 1

DEM–CFD and PBM for dynamic process simulation of fluidized bed agglomeration

Hamburg University of Technology
Process Systems Enterprise

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Multiscale models for reconstitution of compacted powders
ESR 2

Multiscale models for reconstitution of compacted powders

Hamburg University of Technology
Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

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CFD–DEM and PBM simulation of fluidized bed opposed jet mills for particle micronization
ESR 3

CFD–DEM and PBM simulation of fluidized bed opposed jet mills for particle micronization

Technical University of Braunschweig
DCS Computing

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Mechanistic and predictive population balance models for particle comminution size reduction mill
ESR 4

Mechanistic and predictive population balance models for particle comminution size reduction mill

Technical University of Braunschweig
Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

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Multi-scale modelling of particle agglomeration through sintering
ESR 5

Multi-scale modelling of particle agglomeration through sintering

University of Edinburgh
Johnson Matthey

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Meso-scale particles for quantitative prediction of powder transfer by pneumatic conveying
ESR 6

Meso-scale particles for quantitative prediction of powder transfer by pneumatic conveying

University of Edinburgh
Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Ltd

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Meso-scale description of wet powders for industrial-scale modelling
ESR 7

Meso-scale description of wet powders for industrial-scale modelling

University of Twente

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DEM and CFD–DEM meso-particle modelling of mixing processes
ESR 8

DEM and CFD–DEM meso-particle modelling of mixing processes

University of Twente
DCS Computing

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Meso-scale DEM for flowability assessment of weakly consolidated fine powders in industry
ESR 9

Meso-scale DEM for flowability assessment of weakly consolidated fine powders in industry

University of Salerno
University of Edinburgh

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DEM (meso-)particle property calibration with powder rheometry and other flow characterization techniques
ESR 10

DEM (meso-)particle property calibration with powder rheometry and other flow characterization techniques

University of Salerno
University of Twente

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Mixed discrete–continuum modelling of dense granular flow
ESR 11

Mixed discrete–continuum modelling of dense granular flow

University of Edinburgh

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Continuum–DEM modelling of fluid–solid transition in weakly compacted systems of polydisperse particles of varying shapes
ESR 12

Continuum–DEM modelling of fluid–solid transition in weakly compacted systems of polydisperse particles of varying shapes

University of Twente
Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Ltd

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Fundamental development of structure- and rotation-related coarse graining for micro-polar continuum theories
ESR 13

Fundamental development of structure- and rotation-related coarse graining for micro-polar continuum theories

University of Twente
University of Edinburgh

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Discrete particle zoom in continuum Two Fluid Model (TFM) simulations of spout fluidized beds
ESR 14

Discrete particle zoom in continuum Two Fluid Model (TFM) simulations of spout fluidized beds

Johannes Kepler University Linz

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Time-extrapolation of continuum Two Fluid Model (TFM) simulations of spout fluidized beds
ESR 15

Time-extrapolation of continuum Two Fluid Model (TFM) simulations of spout fluidized beds

Johannes Kepler University Linz
Hamburg University of Technology

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Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for recruitment, you must, at the date of recruitment, be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you obtained the degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained, or in the country in which you are recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

You are required to undertake transnational mobility in order to be eligible for recruitment. As such, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g., work, studies) in the country where you have been recruited for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date, not counting holidays. This mobility rule applies only to your first recruitment within the project, and not to other organisations to which you might be sent on secondment or at which you may subsequently also be recruited. The mobility rule is related to your residence or main activity and not to your nationality.