Postdoctoral Researcher Position Experimental investigation and performance optimization of the chaotic heat exchanger at IMT Nord Europe

Job description


Public establishment belonging to IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom), placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry, IMT Nord Europe has three main objectives: providing our students with ethically responsible engineering practice enabling them to solve 21st century issues, carrying out our R&D activities leading to outstanding innovations and supporting territorial development through innovation and entrepreneurship. Ideally positioned at the heart of Europe, 1 hour away from Paris, 30 min from Brussels and 1h30 from London, IMT Nord Europe has strong ambitions to become a main actor of the current industrial transitions, digital and environmental, by combining education and research on engineering and digital technologies.

Located on two main campuses dedicated to research and education in Douai and Lille, IMT Nord Europe offers research facilities of almost 20,000m² in the following areas:

- Digital science,

- Processes for industry and services,

- Energy and Environment,

- Materials and Processes.

For more details, visit the School’s website :

Objectives :

Within the framework of an ANR-Chaire Industriel, at the beginning of 2021 IMT and elm.leblanc

launched the Corenstock Industrial Chair to address issues in energy and digital transition in the domestic heating industry. The principle of Corenstock Chair (Lifecycle design systemic approach for energy efficiency of water heating and storage devices) is to consider an equipment of the everyday-life to be optimized and used as a model for the transformation of an entire industry. The objective is to present within four years a demonstrator for an innovative hot water tank, more energy efficient, more sustainable and more connected to its users. The project is however not limited to the design of a new domestic hot water tank : it covers the transition problematics of the heating industry as a whole. In line with new business models development, the underlying interest is to redefine the dedicated design methodologies, to generalize sustainable production and end-of-life recovery to implement new economic balances.

In this context a postdoctoral position will be open in order to optimize the performance of a chaotic heat exchanger (CHE) developed in the framework of Corenstock Industrial Chair. At the second time a thermal stratification study of optimized CHE inside of a storage unite will be considered. The Postdoc candidate will be required to deal with the following tasks.


The work will be carried out in Energy and Environment Center of Institut Mines Télécom Nord Europe at Douai, France. The work will be supervised by Amir Bahrani ( The project is funded by the ANR chaire Industriel CORENSTOCK.

Job requirements


A candidate (F/M) with an experimental expertise in fluid mechanics and thermal engineering

is welcome. Additional expertise in conjugate-heat simulations with OpenFOAM is highly desirable.


The job is to be filled as to 01/06/2023 for a period of 18 month (temporary contract).

Interested applicants should send their CV, description of their research experience, and contact information of three referees to supervisor.


For any information on the missions, please contact BAHRANI Amir,

For any administrative information, please contact the Human Resources Department:

The positions offered for recruitment are open to everyone with, on request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities.