NTNU is Norway’s main institution for engineering.
In the Department of Chemical Engineering there is an PhD position in the field of “Machine learning applied to process systems engineering”. The details of the research area has not been decided, and will also depend on the qualifications and interests of the applicants. The process systems group is strong in traditional process systems engineering based on physical models, but there are now several ongoing projects in the group that combines this expertise with machine learning. The goal is to develop tools that contribute towards a digital transformation of the process industries.

Some relevant topics for the PhD research work include

-          Grey box digital twins (combining machine learning and physical models)

-          Autonomous operation of process systems, including startup

-          Modelling, operation and control of microbiological processes, including fermentation

-          Optimization of integrated processes using grey-box-based surrogate models.


Starting date: January 2019 or later.

Period: 3 years + possible teaching duties

Application deadline : 01 November 2018

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