Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Structural Mechanics.

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    01/07/2020 13:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Antonio Moñino Ferrando, from the Department of Department of Structural Mechanics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The Environmental Fluid Dynamics Research Group is experienced for more than 20 years in the research of ocean engineering, river dynamics and interaction with coastal morphology and atmospheric interaction with oceanic and coastal environments. The research lines developed by the Group are based upon integrated management of ports, coasts and marine structures, focusing on risk analysis and reliability. The Group enjoys an international position in terms of coordination of research contracts with public authorities and companies (more than 90), coordination and participation in projects supported by national and international authorities (more than 40), publications in indexed journals (more than 100), participation in international congresses (more than 180 presentations). The Group staff is made of 7 teachers (3 full professors and 4 assistant professors), 10 researchers (post-doc and PhD candidates) and several students participating in Erasmus, Erasmus+ and other exchange programmes. There are two major research guidelines in the Group: 1) Processes and evolution in coastal and shelf systems; 2) Integrated management of marine Works and resources. Inside those two main guidelines, there are included research topics of interest in Applied Science and Engineering: coastal morphodynamics, beach evolution, coastal protection, ocean energy and its development, wind interaction with marine and coastal structures, experimental and numerical research of marine, coastal and atmospheric processes, river dynamics and interaction with coastal processes and estuaries.

Project description

Research line: Wave energy extraction based on Oscillating Water Column (OWC) technology.

Project description: The project focuses on the enhancement of the OWC, one of the technologies applied in wave energy converters for clean energy extraction from the ocean. The main goal is to take a step ahead in the development of guidelines and knowledge for the efficient deployment of off-shore OWCs, accounting for two essential key features concerning technology and management: the improvement in their efficiency and the ease of their design, deployment and performance monitoring.

Tasks involved and related topics: air processes inside the chamber, air thermodynamics and real gas formulation, theoretical formulation not included in the classical OWC theory, experimental simulation of a simple OWC in wave tank (lab facility), experimental simulation of Wells turbine energy converter in wind tunnel under real gas conditions (lab facility), numerical simulation of a simple OWC problem in different scenarios.

Research background excerpt:

• Medina, Borthwick & Moñino, 2019. Analytical and numerical simulations of an oscillating water column with humidity in the air chamber. Journal of Cleaner Production, 238, 117898.

• Medina, Moñino, Bergillos, Clavero & Ortega, 2019. Oscillating Water Column Performance under the Influence of Storm Development. Energy, 166 pp.765-774.

• Moñino, Medina, Clavero & Benslimane (2017). Numerical simulation of a simple OWC problem for turbine performance. International Journal of Marine Energy, 20, pp. 17-32.

• Medina, Moñino, Borthwick & Clavero, 2017. Thermodynamics of an OWC Containing Real Gas. Energy, 135, pp. 709-717.

• Medina, Moñino, Clavero, Del Pino, & Losada (2015). Note on a Real Gas Model for OWC Performance. Renewable Energy, 85(2016), pp. 588-597.

Research Area

Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Antonio Moñino Ferrando (amonino@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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