University of Liege (ULiège), Belgium - Faculty of Applied Sciences -Post-doctoral Full time 3...
Universite de Liege
Liège, Belgium
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In order to ensure a smooth continuation of the EMSHIP program, enabling ULiège to be recognized at an international level, as an active player in the field of marine and offshore structures, the University of Liège is advertising the engagement of a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 3 years (2021-2024) - contract at fixed term.

This researcher will have to collaborate with the Faculty of Applied Sciences of ULiège (A&M and ARGENCO departments), and particularly with the ANAST research unit, chaired by Prof.

Ph. Rigo. Within ANAST, the selected candidate will be responsible for some courses of the EMSHIP Master ( and

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the field of Marine and Offshore Structures at the level of education, but also in terms of scientific research.

ULiège (ANAST) is the main coordinator of the ERASMUS MUNDUS EMSHIP - Advanced Design of Ships and Offshore Structures Master (

Education

In terms of education, the doctrine of ship and offshore structures constitutes an essential and characteristic asset of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (Engineering) at the University of Liège.

In fact, ULiège is the main coordinator of the ERASMUS MUNDUS EMSHIP - Advanced Design of Ships and Offshore Structures Master (

Research

In terms of research, ULiège is an active player at regional (Greenwin COLL-FOWT project), national (SPF projects granted by the Energy Transition Fund PHAIRYWIND , MAXWIND ), and international levels (H2020 HOLISHIP project).

Offshore renewable energy supports the energy transition from fossil fuels to green energy. In Belgium, offshore wind energy remains a main priority within the national strategy for the development of renewable energy, as described by the Belgian National Integrated Energy Climate Plan (2021-2030), and in particular, through the 200 M€ Federal Transition Fund (2019-2029).

In addition to promoting offshore wind power, the energy transition momentum is driving a renewed interest in other devices able to harness the energy from tides, waves or marine currents (ocean energy).

From an industrial perspective, offshore wind energy, and especially floating wind power, are however, not yet mature. Besides environmental and societal concerns raised by the further development of offshore wind farms, remaining scientific challenges still demand innovative solutions in order to reduce investment and operational costs, decreasing the levelized cost of energy to fossil fuel levels.

By addressing the aforementioned challenges, the European Commission is leading a smooth transition from a fossil fuel market to a clean and sustainable energy market.

Candidate profile and mission

The candidate should hold a PhD in Engineering (or equivalent) along with extensive expertise and research experience at an international level in one or more of the following fields :

  • mechanics and analysis of structures;
  • design of offshore wind turbines;
  • multi-physics simulations of marine and offshore structures;
  • experimental analysis of marine and offshore structures;
  • estimation of hydrodynamic loads (wave, swell, current, etc.).
  • The postdoctoral fellow will also contribute to the ongoing research at the ULiège towing tank.

    The lectures assigned to the selected candidate are available on the website of the faculty.

    The full programme of the EMSHIP Erasmus Mundus master (join master between the Master in Mechanics of ULiège and masters proposed by ECN, URO and UPM) is available on :

    The selected post-doc candidate will have specifically to :

  • Supervise the on-going research being performed by ULiège researchers in the MAXWIND project (
  • Supervise (with prof. P Rigo) the following PhDs :
  • O&M optimization of offshore wind turbine support structures using digital twins ;
  • Optimal inspection and maintenance planning of offshore wind substructures subjected to corrosion-fatigue ;
  • Real-time hybrid modelling for floating offshore wind turbines ;
  • Publish papers in peer-reviewed international journal (1 paper / year);
  • Submit research projects in collaboration with the ANAST group at ETF / SPF, EU H2020, plan Marshall (RW), ...
  • General context : The ULiège’s towing tank manager, who is deeply involved in the EMSHIP master's degree education (with 18 course credits) is going to retire in the near future.

    The Uliège Faculty of Applied Sciences is therefore looking for a new colleague in order to satisfy its formal agreements with regard to the international Advanced Design of Ships and Offshore Structures EMSHIP program (

    In order to ensure a smooth continuation of the EMSHIP program, enabling ULiège to be recognized at an international level, as an active player in the field of marine and offshore structures, the University of Liège is advertising the engagement of a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 3 years (2021-2024) - contract at fixed term.

    This researcher will have to collaborate with the Faculty of Applied Sciences of ULiège (A&M and ARGENCO departments), and particularly with the ANAST research unit, chaired by Prof.

    Ph. Rigo. Within ANAST, the selected candidate will be responsible for some courses of the EMSHIP Master (

    Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD Engineering Mechanical engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1 - 4
  • Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL Engineering : PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES ENGLISH : Excellent
  • Skills / Qualifications

  • Hold a PhD in Engineering (or equivalent) before the contract starts (in principle Sept 1st 2021 or latest Oct 1st, 2021).
  • The PhD thesis must be submitted before June 30th, 2021.
  • Be fluent in English as all the lectures are taught in English.
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