PhD student Computational fluid dynamics in Ecotrons

The present work is on mathematical models and their numerical implementation related to flow from soil to the atmosphere and vice versa, thereby passing a layer of vegetation.

Job content

For more information, refer to here. The research will be carried out in the Compuational Mathematics (CMAT) group at UHasselt, in close collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Sciences (CMK). In particular, the necessary calibration and validation of the mathematical models is done via supporting experiments at the Ecotron Hasselt University research infrastructure in Maasmechelen.


  • You obtained a MSc in mathematics or computational engineering science (or equivalent)
  • Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
  • You have preferably knowledge on numerical methods for partial differential equations.
  • An additional education in biology is an advantage, but not necessary.
  • You are interested in doing research in applied mathematics, in particular the mathematical modelling and numerical simulations of biological processes.
  • You are cooperative and can work well in teams, also in collaboration with partners from biology.
  • You have good knowledge of the English language and you communicate fluently, both written and orally.


You will be appointed and paid as PhD student. Appointment of 2x2 years. Extension after positive evaluation. UHasselt offers its employees numerous staff benefits.

Selection procedure

Preselection based on CV. Interview with the selected candidates.


You can only apply online up to and including 15 July 2018.

Further information

Content job responsibilities: Prof. dr. Jochen SCHUETZ, +32-11-268315, jochen.schuetz@uhasselt.be More about working at Hasselt University? Check www.uhasselt.be/vacancies!

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