Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

Subject description
A novel GPU-Monte Carlo code has been recently developed at the Division of combustion Physics, for the modelling of light propagation in scattering/absorbing media. This new computational model is aimed at providing predictive and reliable information related to the propagation of light through turbid media. Thus, the GPU-Monte Carlo model needs now to be accurately validated against experimental results.

This validation work should be done by recording a number of images for various controlled scattering media, where the size and concentration of the scattering particles is accurately know. This validation work is the goal of this project.

Work duties

1) Creating a number of various scattering media using particles suspended in water of different size and concentration and recording a series of images for each cases considering three wavelengths (473 nm; 532 nm; 671 nm). 

2) Simulating the exact same situations using a recently developped GPU-Monte Carlo simulation code.

3) Comparing the results between the experimental and simulated results.

4) Writing a small reports summarizing the findings of the results comparison.

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have:

  • A M.Sc. in Physics
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Good skills in the experimental arrangements of optical imaging setups
  • Very good skills in Matlab image processing
  • Strong knowledge in Monte Carlo simulation

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a 3 months temporary position.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position shorter than 3 months
Contract type Full time
Employment expires 2017-12-31
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2693
  • Edouard Berrocal, Biträdande universitetslektor, +46462220354,
Published 04.Sep.2017
Last application date 14.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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