Here are some information, if you would like to join us:
for your doctorate/PhD
First, please consider that we do not offer a structured PhD program! So, if you want to pursue a PhD at our department, it would have to be an individual doctorate. You can find basic information on the individual doctorate e.g. on the Research in Germany website. In general, there are two possibilities to do a doctorate at our department:
- a research assistant position
- a scholarschip
From time to time we have vacancies for paid research assistant positions. We are then looking for motivated employees who want to work in our fields of research numerically and/or experimentally. Your tasks would include the handling of research projects, but also close cooperation with industrial partners and the implementation of industrial projects. A participation in teaching, e.g. conducting tutorials or supervising lab courses, is also part of your activities. The possibility of a doctorate is part of your work at the department.
If no positions for research assistants are available, you can apply for a scholarschip e.g. from the DAAD or from other scholarschip providers. However, if you would like to pursue this option, please get in contact with us early on to discuss your ideas for a research proposal and if there are free capacities to supervise your doctorate.
The prerequisite for both options is a graduate level university degree in engineering or physics. Knowledge in the field of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, metallurgy, combustion technology or heat transfer is an advantage. Independent scientific and team-oriented work as well as good English skills and the willingness to learn German are required.
as a visiting researcher
We already had the pleasure to host a number of visiting researchers, e.g. from Finland and South Korea, and are always open to discuss possibilities of a research stay at our department. Please feel free to contact us, if you are interested in our work and would like to discuss a research visit.