I’d like to call you attention to the „International Female Research Internship Program” of the cluster of excellence “SE2A-Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation” at TU Braunschweig, Germany:
Within my project “Fundamentals of ElectroFuel Synthesis for Aviation”, the following project on MD simulations using Lammps is available:
The project “Fundamentals of ElectroFuel Synthesis for Aviation” is an interdisciplinary approach - combining experimental and molecular dynamics studies - aimed at laying the groundwork of electrochemical synthesis for the systematic and tailored generation of liquid aviation fuels. As case study, the hydrogenation of furfural and 5- HMF is investigated, and MD simulations are performed to study various properties of these compounds. A systematic study on the diffusivity of different molecules in the electrochemical cell is essential to understand the behaviour and impact of the electrolyte. The topic of the “Female Research Internship” is the computation of the diffusion coefficients of different moieties in the electrochemical system in the bulk phase and near the electrodes. The diffusivities will be computed for various working conditions of the electrochemical cell, e.g., various voltages, different electrolyte compositions and different electrode materials.
Details on the Female Research Internship Program:
it is open to female academics from abroad at the very beginning of their career after graduation with a master`s degree. Participants will work for six months on a research project of the hosting institute. Payment is based on half-time employment on a TVL E13 position (approx. 1200 € per month after deductions). Beside the scientific work, the program also offers the opportunity to partake in intensive German language courses, which are paid for by the hosting institute. After completing the research internship, successful participants are expected to have accumulated sufficient research experience and German language skills to become eligible as doctoral researchers within the SE²A cluster.