KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The aim of the project is to develop and improve measurement and calibration techniques for dynamic pressures and temperatures. Dynamic measurements are in a key role in several demanding applications, such as automotive, marine and turbine engines, manufacturing, ammunition and explosion safety. Establishing traceability for these measurements through development of dynamic measurement standards and methods, characterized sensor technologies including means of estimating uncertainties in real process conditions, will significantly improve the quality of measurements and thus support innovation and competitiveness of industry.

The successful candidate will join KTH Shock Wave research Group (SWG) that is a partner of a larger consortium within this ongoing EU research project. The candidate will be involved in the following subtasks of the project:


  • Develop and improve methods, based on existing SWG shock tube facility, to generate traceable dynamic (fast events, micro-millisecond timescale) pressure pulses in the amplitude range up to 40 MPa.
  • Develop novel calibration methods for dynamic temperature measurements in the range up to 3000 C.
  • Study influence of various media on dynamic pressure sensor response in the range up to 40 MPa using available SWG exploding wire facility.
  • Report and communicate research results in the project consortium


The candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant scientific field. The successful candidate should have an excellent research and publication record. Extensive experience in shock wave experimental research or related area is of considerable importance. Competence in metrology and sensor technology is also preferred, but not essential. CFD experience and/or CAD software proficiency will be considered a merit. We expect the candidate to be a self-motivated and responsible team player with excellent English communication and documentation skills.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Acording to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-1337
  • Michael Liverts, +46 8 790 7654, liverts@mech.kth.se
  • Nicholas Apazidis, +46 8 790 7148, nap@mech.kth.se
Published 24.Sep.2018
Last application date 31.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

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