Assistant Professor in Magnetic Imaging Velocimetry for multiphase flows

Research / Academic

Particle-laden flows occur in many industrial applications and natural processes. For dense particles systems, the flow behavior changes drastically: the suspension may start behaving non-Newtonian, and phenomena such as the transition to turbulence will be modified.

As these flows are non-transparent, conventional optical flow measurement techniques are not suitable. We therefore aim to study these using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This technique can provide a variety of important parameters (e.g. velocity, concentration, and temperature fields) that will be crucial in the understanding of many processes. This understanding, in turn, will allow us to design and construct better processes for the sustainable production and conversion of materials and energy. To support this effort, the department has recently acquired a pre-clinical MRI scanner, dedicated for flow measurement studies.

The Department of Process and Energy (P&E) of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands, announces an open position for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the field of Magnetic Resonance Velocimetry for Multiphase Flows.
Domain of research
The research area of the position will be oriented towards experimental work in one or more of the following fields (non-exhaustive list):

  • Particle-laden flows,
  • Development of MRI measurement protocols/sequences
  • Cavitation,
  • Cardiovascular flow,
  • Transition behavior in multiphase flows,
  • Rheology (in particular of suspensions)
  • or any other similar or related topic along these lines that falls into the field.

Prospective research activities involve the development of accurate measurement techniques based on MRI and the application of these techniques to (multiphase) flows that are - ultimately - relevant for the activities of the department to enable the energy transition. Collaboration with other departments and faculties is strongly encouraged.


We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related field, and with expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and/or multiphase flows. You should have a proven track record in conducting innovative fundamental or applied research, demonstrated by the ability to publish in leading international journals. You are expected to have an ambitious vision on the development of your own research program and to establish cooperation with other groups at the university, national, and international level.
You should also have the didactic abilities for teaching fluid mechanics and related courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and for supervising MSc projects. Experience with teaching and mentoring is considered an advantage. The ability to work in a team and inspire others, to take initiative, to be results-oriented, as well as good communication skills in verbal and written English are essential requirements.
In accordance with the equal opportunity policy of Delft University of Technology, female candidates in particular are encouraged to apply.

Salary Benefits:

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, between € 3.974,00 - € 5.439,00. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Adviceto assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language.


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