PhD Scholarship Announcement: Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

Postdoctoral Fellow in Belgium
PhD Scholarship Announcement: We are offering a PhD position in the Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department to perform experimental analysis of two-phase flows in water electrolysis cells on a micro-scale. This 4-year project aims to analyze multiphase/multi-species phenomena in electrolyzer cells, developing experimental tools to improve understanding and performance of green hydrogen production.

PhD Scholarship Announcement: Performing Experimental Analysis of Two-Phase Flows in Water Electrolysis Cells


PhD Position

Research Area

Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics


Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium (Option for remote job)


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field for the research project
  • Analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Good scientific writing and speaking skills in English
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Previous laboratory experience and basic knowledge in multiphase flows are a plus
  • Must meet general VKI eligibility criteria
  • Open to citizens of VKI partner countries (See eligibility here)

Job Description

The main objectives of the PhD project include:

  • Understanding the effect of different parameters on multiphase flow transport in porous media.
  • Designing and constructing an experimental setup for visualizing multiphase flow in microporous media using refractive index matching materials.
  • Developing measurement techniques for flow visualization in micrometer-sized complex geometries.
  • Providing a large experimental benchmark for validating numerical codes.
  • Producing experimental data to validate numerical results and developing measurement techniques to characterize multiphase flow in porous microstructures.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online (do NOT send your application by email) and include the following documents:

  • CV detailing exact dates of previous positions held and countries of residence in the last 5 years.
  • Motivation letter
  • Publication list
  • Contact information of two referees
  • Copy of Degree and Master’s title

For further information, contact:

  • Delphine Laboureur (
  • Sara Gonzalez Ruiz (

Last Date for Apply

2nd of August 2024

Join VKI and contribute to advancing green energy technologies while becoming part of an expert network in fluid dynamics, aerospace, propulsion, and energy conversion.



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