PhD Position in CFD and Optimal Design

Andritz Hydro Schweiz SA

Andritz Hydro Schweiz SA


Key information

  • Publication date:

    30 March 2023
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  • Contract:

    Permanent position
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We are worldwide leading supplier of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. Water stands for sustainable energy production with natural, renewable resources. We offer our around 250 employees in Vevey and Kriens challenging jobs on high-quality products.

In the frame of an MSCA ITN-DN project, we offer a fully funded 3 years PhD position in Vevey, Switzerland, with enrollment in a PhD program of Technical University Hamburg Harburg Germany, under the supervision of Pr. Thomas Rung. 

Your mission :

  • Develop an optimization framework based on the lagrangian numerical method SPH by deriving and implementing an adjoint version of the ANDRITZ in-house SPH software
  • Use the optimization framework for improving design of Pelton hydraulic turbines

Your profile :

  • Excellent Master'degree in mechanical engineering, Industrial/Applied Mathematics or Scientific Computing 
  • Applicants have to adhere to the eligibility requirements of the European Union Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctorat Network regulations. In particular, candidates must not have been employed in Switzerland for more than 12 months during the immediate 36 months before the recruitment date and must not possess a doctorat degree at the day of recruitment 
  • Clear focus on Computational Fluid Dynamics using SPH method and fluid dynamic optimization approaches. Experience in industrial CFD is an asset
  • Background and knowledge of High-Performance Computing methods, sound background in physics of fluids, proven background in different programming paradigms
  • Excellent communication as well as proven language capabilities and team working skills. Applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English, in oral and written form
  • Experience in the use of HPC-systems , coding competencies in C/C++/CUDA.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact :

Lobna Abou-Aly

HR Manager



  • Andritz Hydro Schweiz SA