Industrial PhD student - Advanced Modelling

Industrial PhD student - Advanced Modelling

Do you want to have an impact on our environment? - Scania is now looking for a PhD Student for advanced modelling of state of the art exhaust treatment systems.

For Scania, the exhaust treatment system is an essential building block in a sustainable powertrain for heavy duty vehicles of the future. By developing robust exhaust treatment systems, adaptable to a broad variety of renewable fuels, Scania will be in the forefront of the development of transport solutions with minimal climate impact.

Catalysts are the essential parts in exhaust treatment systems and advanced modelling is an important tool in developing optimized systems. The scope of this project is to develop efficient models and modelling tools able to handle complex properties.

In cooperation with the Competence Center for Catalysis (KCK) at Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Scania is looking for an industrial PhD student who will develop advanced models for catalyst behavior that may be used for e.g. optimal control of exhaust treatment systems.

Project description

The project contains experimental testing to investigate and define fundamental phenomena, formulating models, planning and performing experiments for estimation of model parameters as well as conclusive validation of the model.

Several master thesis work will be connected to the project, and the project is aimed to start Q42018 and will lead to a PhD degree.

You will be employed by Scania and your position will be at the department for Emission Solutions Development at Scania R&D where the major part of the studies/experiments will be performed. The final result should be feasible to implement in Scania control systems. Hence the project is in close cooperation with Scania’s department for powertrain control system development.

The project is connected to and financed by Scania through KCK at CTH. It will be possible to attend courses at CTH and KTH.


We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who has strong analytical and problem-solving skills. As a PhD student you are expected to work independently and challenge yourself and others as well as pushing the research frontier forward.

MSc degree in engineering is required. Academic background or at least strong interest in advanced modelling techniques and applied mathematics is necessary. Previous experience from work with emission control and catalysts is a plus.

You should be an experienced user of Matlab.

Good communication and writing skills in English are required as you are expected to publish results in journals and present at international conferences.

For more information please contact

Dr Björn Westerberg, industrial supervisor,, + 46 (0)70 0815764

Karl Rejnö, Head of Catalytic Converter and Particulate Filter,, +46 (0)70 7889942

Prof Magnus Skoglundh, Director Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK,, +46 (0)70 3088074.

Send your application at latest on 17june2018 including CV, personal letter and certificates as well as 2-3 references if available. Please apply through our website HR Inline/Job search at Scania, and refer to job id 20180625.
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Om arbetsgivaren

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2016, we delivered 73,100 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 7,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totaled nearly SEK 104 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 46,000 people. Research and development are concentrated to Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centers in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit