Selection based on academic qualifications and interview for the conferment of a fellowship financed by the National Research Council and Chiesi Farmaceutici to follow the PhD course in Theory and Numerical Simulation of the Condensed Matter.
Industrial doctorate to be held at SISSA (Trieste) with the possibility of carrying out part of the activities in the company laboratories in Italy (Parma) or abroad (Chippenham)
Academic title required: Italian "Laurea Magistrale" or equivalent degree obtained abroad (i.e. MSc.) in Physics; Chemistry; Mathematics; Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental, Biomedical, Materials, Aerospace Engineering; or related subjects.
Other requisites (not necessary but desirable): Physical / engineering skills should preferably be in the area of fluid mechanics, (computational fluid dynamics) or mechanics of granular solids, powders or bulk solids (molecular dynamics, discrete element method).
The candidate should be able to perform the assigned activities independently and to share results in group work, to tele-work with colleagues from other companies / universities, in multidisciplinary teams involved in the Research. At the request of the candidate, or based on the development of the research project, it will be possible to carry out part of the activities directly in the research and development laboratories of Chiesi Farmaceutici.
Description: Multi-phase flow simulations, where fluids transport dispersed solid particles, are fundamental for the understanding, designing and optimization of industrial applications and products.
The aim of the thesis is to exploit coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and discrete element method (DEM) to unravel the physics of dispersion/aerosolization of powders in confined geometries (inhalers, medical devices, production plants). Part of the research activity, coordinated in collaboration with Chiesi Farmaceutici, could be directly carried out at their R&D Labs.