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Vacancies in the CoMo Group

Feodor Lynen Fellowships:

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationIn 2016, Prof. Markus Kraft was awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award and is therefore eligible to host Feodor Lynen Research Fellows sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship covers the salary and travel expenses of researchers from Germany to work at the host institution for 6-24 months. In addition, the fellowship enables the successful candidate to apply for alumni sponsorship from the Humboldt Foundation after the end of the fellowship and become part of their international network of academics.

If you are interested in working at the University of Cambridge and in joining the CoMo group as a post-doctoral researcher, please check your eligibility on the official Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship website and familiarise yourself with the application procedure. You will need to write a research proposal that aligns with your professional expertise. The topic might be of computational or experimental nature but should lie within the research areas of the CoMo group.

PhD projects:

Projects are available in the field of Computational Chemical Engineering. The interests of the CoMo Group centre on the development and application of mathematical and computational models to solve problems related to the following topics:

  1. Modelling of turbulent combustion
  2. Simulation of NOx and soot in gas turbines or other internal combustion engines
  3. The fundamentals of non-premixed turbulent diffusion flames
  4. Modelling regulated emissions in turbulent flames and engines
  5. Simulating advanced operation modes in internal combustion engines
  6. Modelling of soot formation and the production of carbon black
  7. Developing new numerical algorithms
  8. Modelling the synthesis and growth of inorganic nano particles
  9. Investigation of reaction mechanisms through computational chemistry
  10. Coupling populations balances to CFD
  11. Processing of granular material, e.g. granulation

For the simulation of these problems numerical algorithms based on stochastic particle systems have to be applied, tested, and developed. Potential candidates should have an interest in applied mathematics or numerical analysis with computer skills. Mathematicians, physicists and chemists are encouraged to apply, in addition to chemical or mechanical engineers with a strong interest in theory.

Applying for Admission as a Graduate Student

It is sensible to apply for admission as early as possible. It is not possible to give opinions on the probability of success of applications without the information and references on the formal admissions form. You are therefore advised to submit an application as soon as possible. Further information on the procedure that is adopted is available from the Board of Graduate Studies. The application forms can be obtained online or by writing to:

University of Cambridge
Board of Graduate Studies
4 Mill Lane
Cambridge CB2 1RZ
United Kingdom

Further information on the Department and the admissions processes can be obtained by consulting the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology web-site, or by e-mail to the Departmental Administrator.

UK applicants are normally expected to visit the department to view the facilities and to discuss the proposed research. They will be invited to do so after the application has been received. This is not expected of overseas applicants, although a visit to the department can be arranged given sufficient notice. Please arrange any such visit by sending an e-mail to Dr Markus Kraft.


UK and EEC applicants

It is anticipated that EPSRC research studentships may be available for work in any of the above areas. These are awarded by the Head of Department in competition with other applicants for admission to the department. EEC applicants who are not UK citizens should note that the Research Councils will sometimes only cover the costs of University and College fees; maintenance costs have to be sought from alternative sources (see below).

Non-EEC applicants

The CoMo Group has no personal studentships for distribution and most overseas students who work in the group have either obtained studentships from their home countries or have been successful at obtaining one of a variety of schemes administered by the University. You should consult the Board of Graduate Studies' Prospectus for further information. Remember that proof of funding is one of the pre-requisites for admission as a graduate student at Cambridge.

Follow the links to find information on the application procedure and on possible funding. For further questions on these issues please contact the Departmental Administrator.