The Division of Optimization and Systems Theory, Royal
Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Division of Optimisation and
Systems Theory, Royal Institute of Technology has an opening for a Post Doctoral Fellow
within the research program "Process modeling, operator training simulation and
optimization applied to paper board manufacturing".
The project is a joint project between the Division of Optimization and Systems Theory;
the Division of Automatic Control, Royal Institute of Technology, Dynasim Ltd, Lund; and
Solvina Ltd, Gothenburg, all in Sweden, and is partially funded by the Swedish National
Board for Industrial and Technical Development:
The aim of the proposed research is to integrate existing models of the
paper board manufacturing process at AssiDomE4n Carton Board AB, together with on-line
identification routines, into a comprehensive Modelica model, with the purpose of
interactive operator simulation and operator assisted optimization of important quality
Dynamic models based on
physical and grey-box principles will be developed for those sub-processes for which
suitable models do not exist. A library of reusable model components for process
applications will be developed in the new modeling language Modelica. A Modelica tool will
be extended with features for operator training simulation.
Such a simulation tool will
enable the paper board industry to validate proposed process modifications, test control
strategies, train operators, and enhance process understanding resulting in less raw
material usage and
decreased environmental impact.
The Post-Doctoral position is
open for immediate occupancy, The salary is tax free for non-Swedish nationals. The
Post-Doctoral Fellow will be stationed at the Royal Institute of Technology, or Dynasim,
or AssiDomE4n Development, depending on his/her research interests, while maintaining
intimate contact with the other partners.
A suitable candidate should
have a Ph.D.-degree in Automatic Control, or
Process Control or Systems Theory or Optimization, or Mathematical Modelling or
Identification or Paper Chemistry or Paper Manufacturing. The research work, leading to
publications in internationally renowned journals, may get an applied or theoretical
emphasis, according to the interests of the Post Doctoral Fellow. In any case, the
research is meant to significantly contribute to the integration of advanced methods in
the chosen area with real life carton board manufacturing process control.
Hence the suitable candidade
should be fascinated and have a keen interest in this integration.
For more information, please
Professor Per-Olof Gutman,
Dr. Hilding Elmquist, Dynasim
Professor Anders Lindquist,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory, Royal Institute of Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org).