INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education

How to apply

The project INSPIRE will recruit 15 ESRs in the eight institutions forming the network which are spread over four countries (France, Germany, Italy and Sweden). In addition, six partner organizations (including gas turbine and aeroengine industries and US Universities) will support training and secondments for the ESRs.

Benefits
The position will permit to carry out research in a stimulating group with the chance to join high-level training events. You will get a very attractive salary plus an allowances package in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) rules and the personal circumstances of the applicant. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). For further information please visit the EU MSCA website.

Eligibility criteria
European and non-European students are invited to apply to any of the fifteen fellowships.

To be eligible, the candidate:

  • must be in the first four years of her/his research career. Candidates should ideally possess a Master's degree in a relevant academic field or a degree that allows them to embark in a PhD (applications from candidates who already possess a doctoral degree cannot be considered).
  • must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the institution that recruits the student for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.
  • must be willing to spend a prolonged time in another institute/country of the network during the PhD thesis period.

For further details on eligibility criteria please check in the Information Note for ITN Fellows.

Selection process
In order to apply, it’s mandatory to send an expression of interest by email to info@inspire-etn.eu. The mail subject has to be INSPIRE ESR X (X being the number of the project). Please include a letter of interest, a CV and at least one recommendation letter as one pdf file (max file size 5 MB). Some host institutions may require additional submission of the application documents via the host's submission system.

Skills/Qualifications
Candidates should possess a Master's degree in a relevant academic field (Mechanical, Energy or Chemical Engineering or closely related) or a degree that allows them to embark in a PhD. Additional requirements could be necessary according to specific institution’s rules.
Must have great interest and be willing to work in the field of gas turbine technologies and related disciplines. Required language is ENGLISH (GOOD).

ESR1: Constant volume combustion and its reduced order model - ENSMA (FR), Supervisor: Prof. M. Bellenoue
ESR2: Experimental investigation of an industrial constant volume combustion system - SAFRAN Tech (FR), Supervisors: Dr D. Mejia
ESR3: Simulation of CVC combustor - CERFACS (FR), Supervisors: Prof. T. Poinsot)
ESR4: Experimental characterization of ignition events in CVC like conditions - ENSMA (FR), Supervisor: Prof. J. Sotton
ESR5: Control and impact of RDC wave direction - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. M. Bohon and Prof. C. O. Paschereit
ESR6: LES of flow and combustion in a rotating detonation engine coupled to a turbine - CERFACS (FR), Supervisor: Prof. T. Poinsot
ESR7: Experimental investigation of rotating detonation combustors including ignition processes and turbine-integration effects - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. M. Bohon and Prof. C. O. Paschereit
ESR8: Computational aeroacoustics of the exhaust flow for noise assessment and control - KTH (SE), Supervisor: Prof. M. Mihaescu
ESR9: Deflagration-Autoignition-Detonation transition - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. N. Djordjevic
ESR10: Numerical modelling and optimization of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Andreini
ESR11: Experimental study of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. B. Facchin
ESR12: Unsteady numerical simulation of the interaction between pressure-gain combustors and high-pressure turbine stages - POLITO (IT), Supervisors: Prof. D. A. Misul and Dr. S. Salvadori
ESR13: PGC power plant analysis and cycle thermo-economic optimization - UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Sorce
ESR14: PGC propulsion application with part load and dynamic analysis - UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Traverso)
ESR15: Full gas dynamic and exergetic analysis of PGC cycles with rotating detonations - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. P. Stathopoulos