The Institute of Applied Geometry at Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria) has openings for three 1-year Post-Doc positions (experienced researcher 4-10 years experience) under an EU Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP) on "Exact and Adaptive Modeling and Simulation of the Air Passage of Aircraft Engines" (EXAMPLE).
The interaction between the processes of design and analysis of mechanical components is at the core of industrial engineering. In particular in the very specialized and competitive field of designing highly efficient aircraft engines, a large number optimization loops is required to fully exploit the entire potential of efficiency with respect to various mechanical, aerodynamic and thermal objectives. On the one hand, the design process is performed with the help of suitable software tools, which represent the field of Computer Aided Design (CAD). In aircraft engine design, a combination of commercial products with highly specialized in-house software tools is used. On the other hand, the analysis process relies on software from the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). The interaction of these tools, which is needed for optimizing the engineering design with respect to various criteria, is not very well supported by the currently used mathematical technology for geometric design and numerical simulation. The main objective of the EXAMPLE project is as follows:
Improve the design and analysis processes for the air passage of aircraft engines by enhancing the existing mathematical technology using the new approach of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) which was proposed T.J.R Hughes et al. in 2005.
This objective will be achieved by combing expertise of the academic partner on IGA, with the experience on design and analysis of aircraft engines which is available at the industrial partner. The two main work packages in EXAMPLE will address the following two topics:
The suitable candidates for the Post-Doc positions will have a PhD degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related subject. The candidates are expected to possess a strong background in isogeometric analysis.
Yearly reference rate: Experienced Researchers (€ 58.500,-- * 1,062 fulltime including
all employer’s duties) and mobility allowance depending on family status.
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Eligibility requirements to the Marie-Curie ITN scheme include that the candidates have not spent more than 12 months in Austria in the 3 years immediately preceding the appointment for this position. For further details on eligibility see Work Programm 2011-People
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The Institute of Applied Geometry at Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria) has openings for two 3-year PhD student positions (early stage researchers) and for one 1-year Post-Doc position (experienced researcher 4-10 years experience) under an EU Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN) on "Integrating Numerical Simulation and Geometric Design Technology" (INSIST).
The objective of the INSIST ITN is the development of the next generation design/simulation methods based on isogeometric analysis. The idea of isogeometric analysis is to use the same functions that are used to approximate CAD models to approximate the unknown fields for engineering analysis and simulation. The key outcome of this research is a system/methodology that allows the analysis, simulation and design of engineering products in a more efficient way. We aim to extend the isogeometric analysis concept of Hughes and co-workers who focused on the unification of CAD and CAE whereas we aim to generalize this idea to unify pre-processing (in general) and analysis. The research programme is structured into 4 main subprogrammes:
Programme A: CAD Feature Processing (2 projects).
Programme B: Pre-Processing and Mesh Generation (4 projects).
Programme C: Numerical Analysis/CAE (6 projects).
Programme M: Voxel-Based Analysis (1 project).
The two students will be working in programmes B "Pre-processing and mesh generation" and C "Numerical analysis/CAE." The postdoc will be working in programme A "CAD Feature Processing". Suitable candidates for the PhD student positions will have masters (or equivalent) degrees in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related subject. They must have proven excellent programming and mathematical skills, and experience in discretisation techniques. Experience with numerical methods for solving partial differential equations is an advantage.
The suitable candidate for the postdoc position will have a PhD degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related subject. The candidate is expected to possess a strong background in isogeometric analysis.
The successful candidates will participate in a research training network of an EU-funded Marie Curie ITN and will work in a highly interactive international environment with other Marie-Curie PhD students, researchers and industry. They will execute a part of the work during extended visits at the partner institutions outside of Austria.
Eligibility requirements to the Marie-Curie ITN scheme include that the
candidates have not spent more than 12 months in Austria in the 3 years
immediately preceding the appointment for this position. For further details on
Please send your application (a letter describing your motivation to apply
for this post, CV, names of two referees) to
For information on the Marie-Curie program, check:
The EU-funded Initial Training Network SAGA http://www.saga-network.eu/ is looking for promising candidates to fill its available positions. These positions include
- 1 individual 3-year PhD position and
- 1 early Post Doc position, 1 year maximum
which are available at the Institute if Applied Geometry, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria (www.ag.jku.at).
SAGA aims at advancing the mathematical foundations of CAD technology, which can be greatly enhanced by exploiting new techniques from many different mathematical fields such as Algebraic Geometry, Symbolic Computation, Numerical Analysis, Approximation Theory.
SAGA offers an environment of researchers from different areas with a common vision, and tailor-made opportunities to learn geometric modelling both from the industrial and the fundamental mathematics perspective.
The consortium consists of universities from Norway, Austria, Spain, Greece and Lithuania, research institutes from Norway, France and Italy, and CAD industry partners from France and Austria.
Each individual research project will incorporate a longer stay at a cooperating partner from a different sector (i..e. if the project is hosted by a university, the cooperating partner is a research institute or industry, and vice versa). The training program also incorporates training in complementary skills, such as presentation skills, proposal writing, project management, etc., and annual training events for the whole consortium. Sketches of possible individual project can be found on the web site
For in-depth information about the project, the consortium, and research projects,
candidates are invited to attend the
SAGA Autumn School
November 17-21, 2008
International Center of Mathematical Meetings
Castro Urdiales, Spain
There is funding for travel and local expenses available for a limited amount of candidates that will be interviewed during the school.
For further information about these positions, (including participation information for the Autumn School), please contact
Institute of Applied Geometry, Johannes Kepler University
Altenberger Str. 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
Phone | Fax: +43/0 732 2468 9178 | 29162
Email: bert.juettler AT jku.at