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► CFD-Based Shape Optimization of Arterial Bypass Configurations, MMU & Manchester Biomanufacturing Centre
   30 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12513
TitleCFD-Based Shape Optimization of Arterial Bypass Configurations
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerMMU & Manchester Biomanufacturing Centre
LocationUnited Kingdom, Manchester
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, May 01, 2015
Title: EPSRC-Funded Research Assistant in CFD-Based Shape Optimization of 
Arterial Bypass Configurations

Salary: £28,695-£32,277 per annum

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first 

Application deadline: 6 March 2015

Interviews: 18-20 March 2015

Start date: no later than 1 May 2015

Host Universities: Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of 

A position exists for a full-time Research Assistant in an exciting EPSRC-
funded collaboration between the Advanced Design and Simulation Group at MMU 
( and Manchester Biomanufacturing Centre at the 
University of Manchester (
institutes/mbc/). The post-holder will benefit from both affiliations and will 
have access to fantastic computational and experimental facilities at both 
institutions but will primarily be based at MMU. 

The overall aim of this multidisciplinary project is to improve the patency of 
the distal graft anastomosis in arterial bypass grafts by investigating 
existing designs and developing a novel and optimised flow-field augmentation 
technique. This project will involve designing and developing shape-optimised 
configurations for improving the hemodynamics in bypass surgical operations. 
The project would combine Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with Genetic 
Algorithm-based optimisation. Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) analysis may 
also need to be conducted for more accurate simulations. 

The key responsibilities and duties are (i) to perform numerical simulations 
using Ansys-Fluent, Ansys-CFX and/or COMSOL (ii) to carry out shape-
optimization using appropriate codes/software (iii) to write up and disseminate 
research results, and (iv) to work with current PhD students in the group and 
advising them in an informal capacity.

The role-holder will attend one or more conferences to disseminate their 
findings. The role-holder will write up their work in one or more journal 
papers. Short visits to other collaborators including the Cardiovascular 
Research Centre in Barcelona (ICCC) and University College London (UCL) may 
also be required.

The successful candidate will have (or will be close to obtaining) a PhD in CFD 
and/or Biomedical Engineering. Experience of working with Ansys-Fluent and 
Ansys-CFX is very desirable. Experience in design optimisation and FSI would 
also be an advantage, but is not essential.

For informal enquiries, or before making an application, please contact the 
project director, Dr Amir Keshmiri, or visit
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► Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
   28 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12460
TitleJunior Research Fellow (JRF)
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerMotilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
LocationIndia, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad
InternationalNo, only national applications will be considered
Closure DateWednesday, February 11, 2015
Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the post of Junior 
Research Fellow (JRF) (on contract) in research project entitled “Flow 
Control in Complex Ducts using Synthetic Jets” sanction order no-SB/FTP/ETA-
24/2013 dated 16/08/2013 sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board 
(SERB), Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Essential Qualifications : M.E./ M.Tech. in Mechanical/ Chemical/ 
Aeronautical/ Aerospace/ Civil/ Power Engineering /Energy/
Applied Mechanics/ Fluids or Thermal Engineering/ Electronics Engineering 
with minimum of 60% aggregate marks or CPI 6.5 at qualifying examination and 
GATE qualified.

Fellowship Amount: Rs. 16000/- per month. However, as per the latest Govt. 
notification in Nov. 2014, the fellowship has been enhanced to Rs. 25000/- 
per month plus 20% House Rent Allowance.Eligible candidate may be entitled 
to register for Ph.D. program of the Institute. Facility of yearly leave
carryover leave, medical benefits etc. may be available as per applicable 
rules of the project staff.

The duly completed application on prescribed format along with copies of 
supporting documents must reach to: Office of the Dean (Research & 
Consultancy), Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad-
211004 on or before 27/01/2015.

The envelope should be superscribed as “Application for the post of Junior 
Research Fellow (JRF) (on contract) in the Research Project “Flow Control in 
Complex Ducts using Synthetic Jets”. A soft copy of the application should 
also be sent to / /, email addresses of Dr. Akshoy Ranjan Paul, Assistant 
Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics & Principal Investigator.
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NameAkshoy Ranjan Paul
Email ApplicationYes
AddressDepartment of Applied Mechanics.
MNNIT Allahabad.
PIN: 211004. U.P. INDIA.
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Last Modified05:15:10, Wednesday, January 28, 2015

► PhD positions in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Network COLLDENSE, University of Vienna
   28 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12512
TitlePhD positions in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Network COLLDENSE
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Vienna
LocationAustria, Vienna
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network COLLDENSE, focused on soft-condensed-matter 
science, is seeking candidates for 15 PhD student positions at the 7 universities and 2 industrial 
laboratories involved. Students will work on experimental and theoretical projects in the physics of 
colloidal materials. They will participate in a cutting-edge training program including a summer school, 
several specialised courses, and industrial internships, enjoying intense interaction with leading 
researchers in the field from both the EU and overseas.
COLLDENSE is the only European Training Network this year to be coordinated in Austria and this presents 
an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in the prestigious area of soft matter research in Vienna. 
We unite 7 academic and 2 industrial partners, and involve 5 associate partners to train 15 ESRs. We aim to 
develop the concept of COLLoids with DEsigned respoNSE, leading to our acronym: COLLDENSE. Scientific 
projects are divided into three main topics (work packages) according to the complexity of the building 
blocks: deformable colloids, hybrid colloids and colloidal mixtures. The subjects vary from soft repulsive 
colloids, magnetic colloids, soft microgel particles, telechelic star polymers, to droplets with interfaces 
stabilised by solid particles and DNA nano-constructs. The detailed analysis of mixtures of these 
components, as well as of their equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics and rheology, is the other 
important facet of the project. In order to obtain a complete understanding of the colloidal behaviour 
under an external drive, we employ the three main tools of the modern natural science: experiment, 
computer simulations and analytical theory. This complete approach will also yield a broad training 
experience for the young members of the network.
Please visit our website to see the full list of international opportunities. 
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Last Modified02:05:11, Wednesday, January 28, 2015

► CFD Development Manager , Altair
   27 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12210
TitleCFD Development Manager
CategoryJob in Industry
LocationUnited States, CA, Mountain View
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
We are looking for an experienced contributor with industry experience to 
manage the development of multiphase capability in AcuSolve. We are a team 
of highly-motivated CFD professionals. This is an opportunity to join 
AcuSolve's core development team in Silicon Valley California and play a 
significant role in the development of Altair's next-generation multiphase 

Altair AcuSolve is a leading general-purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics 
(CFD) solver that is capable of solving the most demanding industrial and 
scientific applications. Based on the Finite Element method, AcuSolve’s 
robust and scalable solver technology empowers users by providing 
unparalleled accuracy on fully unstructured meshes. Applications ranging 
from steady RANS simulations to complex, transient, multiphysics simulations 
are handled with ease and accuracy.

•	Manage the AcuSolve multiphase core development team.
•	Direct the multiphase technology development, including immiscible 
fluids, dispersed fields, Euler models, chemical reaction, diffusion models, 
•	Participate in all aspects of development of multiphase physics, 
including design, mathematical analysis, coding, Q/A, documentation and 
level support.
•	Enhance the usability of current multiphase models.
•	Participate in general code developments, spec writing, code review, 
and other development tasks related to AcuSolve.

Required Skills:
•	Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace or similar engineering
•	Deep understanding of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
•	Deep understanding of multiphase modeling
•	Expertise in numerical analysis and scientific computing
•	Familiar with Finite Element Method (FEM)
•	10+ years of developing CFD codes
•	5+ years of commercial code development in C/Fortran
•	5+ years of developing multiphase technology
•	3+ years of managing commercial software development groups
•	Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•	Willing to relocate to Mountain View California

Altair is an equal opportunity employer

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NameDania Van Hecke
Email ApplicationNo
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Last Modified14:36:55, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

► CFD Applications Engineer, EC Power
   27 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12511
TitleCFD Applications Engineer
CategoryJob in Industry
EmployerEC Power
LocationUnited States, Pennsylvania, State College
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
As a CFD Applications Engineer with EC POWER, your essential duties will be to 
carry out and take ownership of activities such as:
•	using our Li-ion and fuel cell software to solve internal and external 
        client problems
•	working with our partners and clients in a technical support role, to 
        help troubleshoot technical and software issues which may arise
•	assisting our model development and research staff in designing and 
        creating commercial computer software for lithium ion batteries, fuel 
        cells, and other electrochemical devices
•	working with EC Power engineers and scientists, as well as directly 
        with clients, to understand customer wants and needs; helping decide 
        how to adapt the software and its pre- and post-processing to meet 
        customer wants and needs
•	helping to prepare documentation and user manuals
•	marketing and selling our commercial products at conferences, trade 
        shows, and other venues
•	other related duties

Please visit to read the full job posting.
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NameRecruitment Manager
Email ApplicationYes
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Last Modified08:45:11, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

► LES of shock/boundary layer interaction control, ISAE-SUPAERO
   27 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12510
TitleLES of shock/boundary layer interaction control
CategoryPhD Studentship
LocationFrance, Toulouse
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateThursday, April 30, 2015
Shock/boundary layer interactions occur in many situations of practical interest
in the field of aerodynamics. The control of such flows is of fundamental
importance in order to get rid of undesirable effects such as flow separation
and buffeting. In this context, several attemps have been previously conducted
in order to control the shock/boundary layer interaction system using vortex
generators: see e.g. Bo et al. [Phys. Fluids 24, 2012] and Souverein & Debiève
[Exp. Fluids 49, 2010]. In the present work, Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of the
above-mentionned flow configurations will be conducted using an unstructured,
massively parallel code available in the laboratory. The main objective of the
work is to evaluate the potential of this numerical approach in such complex flows.

Successful applicants have a strong background in Fluid Dynamics (turbulence in
particular) and a specific interest in High Performance Computing. Python/Bash
scripting is essential to manipulate the created databases, which are typically
several Tera-bytes large. A good knowledge of parallel implementation will also
be appreciated.

Only applications from EU citizens are eligible for the funding. To be
considered for this position, please send your CV and a short description of
your interests, to Stephane Jamme ( Only the shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. 

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NameStéphane Jamme
Email ApplicationYes
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Last Modified06:52:11, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

► Faculty Positions in Mech. Engineering at University of Chile, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering / University of Chile
   27 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12509
TitleFaculty Positions in Mech. Engineering at University of Chile
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerDept. of Mechanical Engineering / University of Chile
LocationChile, Santiago
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, March 31, 2015
The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( at University of Chile invites applications for three full time tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must have deep interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as the purpose to conduct long-term, externally funded research programs at international level. Candidates are also expected to maintain fruitful work relationships with industry in their respective areas through R&D initiatives. According to qualifications, they may be ranked at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates are sought in: 1. Mechanical Engineering (2 positions, Code FM-1506): preferred areas are solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, multiphase flow, heat transfer, experimental mechanics, computational mechanics, mechatronics, biomechanics/bioengineering, smart structures, structural health monitoring, mechanics of materials and systems for energy applications, renewable energy and sustainability. 2. Materials Engineering (1 position, Code FM-1507): preferred areas are microstructure and its relation with metal alloys or metal composite materials, particularly with respect to mechanical behavior, failure analysis and design of components made of materials of interest to mechanical engineering. In addition, applicants are expected to have strong knowledge on relevant experimental techniques. Applicants must possess a Ph. D. degree with strong theoretical and practical abilities, a wide spectrum of interests and proven experience in research and a keen interest in teaching. Their research record must be attested by previous participation in externally funded research that has led to refereed ISI journal articles. Applicants must submit online at a cover letter, their full curriculum vitae, research statement, and graduate/undergraduate teaching statement, copies of their three most relevant publications, and degree certificate. In addition, three letters of recommendation from acknowledged experts in the field must be sent by e-mail within the application deadline to Dirección Académica y de Investigación ( indicating the reference code that identifies the position. The successful candidates must be able to start as soon as possible but no later than 2015. Application Deadline: March 31, 2015. Before Application: Any enquiries can be sent to Prof. Rodrigo Palma (Department Head)
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NameAlejandro Ortiz-Bernardin
Email ApplicationNo
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Last Modified06:46:06, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

► Modeling of Solidification of TiAl Alloys in Hypergravity, CNRS, Institut Jean Lamour
   26 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12506
TitleModeling of Solidification of TiAl Alloys in Hypergravity
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerCNRS, Institut Jean Lamour
LocationFrance, Nancy
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, March 31, 2015

PhD Project: Modeling of Solidification of TiAl Alloys in Hypergravity

The Solidification Group of Institut Jean Lamour is hiring a PhD student to work on the crossroads of Materials science, Thermal science and Fluid dynamics.

The Research Project


Future aircraft must offer reduced environmental impact, reduced operating and maintenance cost, and more comfort for passengers. One of the ways to achieve this is an increase of the thrust-to-weight ratio of aircraft engines. In low-pressure turbine blades of turbofan engines, traditionally used nickel-based superalloys are being replaced by two times lighter titanium aluminides (gamma-TiAl).

The fatigue strength of metallic materials depends on the size, the morphology and the chemical composition of the crystalline microstructures. These parameters are largely determined by the solidification process during casting. Since TiAl alloys are highly reactive, centrifugal casting is used. Solidification in this process depends substantially on the strong artificial-gravity forces. To advance knowledge in this emerging technology, the ESA project Gradecet investigates the gravity dependence of solidification structures in TiAl alloys. The main questions are the transition between columnar and equiaxed microstructures, the texture evolution and the segregation of chemical elements. A series of experiments are being performed in different gravity conditions: microgravity (close to zero g) in sounding rockets, terrestrial gravity on the ground and hypergravity (up to 20 g) in ESA's large diameter centrifuge. The experiments are supported by dedicated modeling ranging from the microstructure to the casting-process scale, all converging to a multiscale representation of structure formation.


The objective of the PhD is to build and validate multiscale modeling tools that will be able to simulate the effects of gravity on the formation of microstructures and segregations in TiAl alloys at the process scale. Once established, the models will be used to simulate the Gradecet experiments and support the experimental characterizations. The PhD project will interact closely with a parallel experimental PhD project, which is funded by Snecma.

The process-scale models that will be employed are based on CFD finite-volume modeling of the macroscopic phenomena (multiphase fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer) fully coupled with models of the microscopic phenomena (nucleation of solid grains, solidification of columnar and equiaxed grain structures). In order to provide a full picture of the physics, a combination of two complementary CFD models will be used:

  • Solid ®, the most sophisticated industrial-scale model of solidification today, will be adapted for the application to centrifugal casting of TiAl and will cover the full complexity of the physics in 2D.
  • A new, somewhat simpler model that will cover the 3D aspects of the physics will be developed on the OpenFOAM® platform.

The thesis is a part of the Gradecet project and will interact with the activities of other project partners. Meetings of all partners are organized biannualy.


36 months, starting date between May 1 and June 30, 2015

Scientific Supervisors

Hervé Combeau, Professor at Ecole des Mines de Nancy
Miha Založnik, Associate Scientist CNRS


The PhD thesis will be funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). The project Gradecet (GRAvity DEpendence of Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in peritectic TiAl alloys) is funded by ESA, by national space agencies, and by Snecma - one of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft and rocket engines. The project consortium consists of seven partners from five countries: Access - RWTH Aachen, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institut Jean Lamour, Trinity College Dublin, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Snecma, and Wigner Research Center for Physics.

Requirements for Applicants

  • Master's degree in mechanical engineering, materials science, or physics
  • Good notions of heat & mass transfer, fluid dynamics, numerical methods
  • Experience in numerical modeling (finite volume method appreciated)
  • Proficiency in computer programming (Fortran 90, C++, OpenFOAM)
  • Proficiency in technical report writing and presentation
  • Good personal initiative, problem-solving and teamwork skills

Additional Information

Work location Institut Jean Lamour, Campus ARTEM, Nancy, France

Institut Jean Lamour consisting of more than 450 researchers, PhD students and technical staff, is the largest materials science research center in France. We work in metallurgy, nanomaterials, plasma physics, surface physicochemistry. The Department of Science and Engineering of Materials and Metallurgy (SI2M) works mainly in metallurgical processes ranging from liquid metal treatment over solidification to solid transformation processes; all with the objective to control the formation of the structure of the final product. In the Solidification Group we study the formation of the structure during solidification of aluminum alloys, steels and titanium aluminides, by modeling and experimentation. We work in tight collaboration with the industry and with international academic partners on a wide spectrum of projects, integrating industrial and fundamental problems. The SI2M department is comprised of about 90 people, thereof 35 PhD students from 11 countries.

Nancy has a population of 400 000 (metropolitan area) and is a major city in the region of Lorraine in the east of France. It is a strong center of higher education and research, with a total of 50 000 students. It has a flourishing student life and offers many social, cultural and sports activities.

How to apply

Send us a short statement of your interests and your CV, including the names and contact details of two referees. For additional information contact

Dr. Miha Založnik
Phone: +33 (0)3 8358 4141

Prof. Hervé Combeau
Phone: +33 (0)3 8358 4265

Institut Jean Lamour
Parc de Saurupt, CS 50840
F-54011 Nancy CEDEX

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NameMiha Zaloznik
Email ApplicationYes
Phone+33 3 83 58 41 41
AddressInstitut Jean Lamour
Parc de Saurupt, CS 50840
F-54011 Nancy CEDEX
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Last Modified10:59:26, Monday, January 26, 2015

► Master thesis projects, Ecole centrale de Nantes (ECN)
   26 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12472
TitleMaster thesis projects
EmployerEcole centrale de Nantes (ECN)
LocationFrance, Nantes
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSunday, February 08, 2015
Several Master thesis projects (6 to 8 months periods) are available at the
DyRaC research group in LHEEA laboratory of the Ecole centrale de Nantes (ECN),
France. The successful candidates will use the state-of-the-art Computational
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques for the study of wide ranges of academic and
industrial problems. The type of the problems are vide and range from multiphase
to turbulent flows using both meshless and mesh dependent methods and will be
assigned based on the specific candidate research background.

You will join to a team that has a strong collaboration with energy industries
and aims to develop and validate a variety of numerical methods and models that
will be used to predict and study the complex industrial phenomena.

The deadline for applications is at the end of the first week of February 2015,
however, positions will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are found. All
qualified candidate will receive (partially) stipend by the DyRaC research group.

To be considered for one of these positions, please send your CV and a short
description of your interests, to Dr. Shadloo ( with
email subject “Master-project-2015”. Only the shortlisted candidate will be

IMPORTANT NOTE: the accepted candidate will have the opportunity to continue
their PhD degree in the same group subjected to produce the satisfying results
during their Master projects period.

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NameM.S. Shadloo
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Last Modified07:26:17, Monday, January 26, 2015

► Postdoc position -- GPU porting, LHEEA Lab. of Ecole Centrale Nantes
   26 Jan, 2015 
Job Record #12508
TitlePostdoc position -- GPU porting
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerLHEEA Lab. of Ecole Centrale Nantes
LocationFrance, Nantes
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateMonday, June 01, 2015
We are proposing a postdoctoral position (one year) located at LHEEA Lab. of
Ecole Centrale Nantes (France), to start the GPU porting of an in-house CFD code
dedicated to naval applications. Applicants should have, at least, a solid first
experience in GPU programming. GPU porting experience gained during PhD would be
preferred, but any serious engineer experience in this field is accepted.
This position will imply strong interactions with PhD students and other scientists.
Experience in numerical solution of PDEs and/or Xeon Phi architectures and/or
MPI would be appreciated but is not absolutely necessary.
This position is open immediately. If you are interested, please submit an
application to Dr. Oger (
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NameGuillaume Oger
Email ApplicationYes
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