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MT August 15, 2005 11:26

IGERT-CFD: (see Jobs Section)
Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, has been chosen by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive $3 million for an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT). According to the NSF, the IGERT program is designed to offer training for doctoral-level graduate students, in order to provide them with "the interdisciplinary background and the technical, professional and personal skills needed to address the global questions of the future." LSU's IGERT program will be a unique, multidisciplinary program that will require "collaboration between engineers, biological and physical scientists and computational scientists" and will focus on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). CFD has applications in many different fields, ranging from engineering to medicine. LSU's IGERT program will integrate 12 different disciplines from the Colleges of Engineering, Basic Sciences and Arts & Sciences, as well as the School of the Coast and Environment and the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT). Key CFD applications that will be emphasized in the IGERT program will include: 1. Biological/bio-medical flows 2. Astrophysical flows 3. Oceanic/coastal flows 4. Reservoir flows 5. Fluid transport in engineering systems. Focus areas involving flow visualization, CFD algorithms, interdisciplinary applications and multi-scale/multi-physics challenge problems will be addressed. Students can be in any discipline that pertains to simulation of fluid flows, e.g., engineering, biology, physics, computer science, mathematics, oceanography, etc. The student must work in an interdisciplinary environment and have at least two co-advisors from two different disciplines. The IGERT program will provide annual stipends of $30,000 per year plus tuition to the graduate students for two years. Support for the remaining years will be provided by the student's co-advisors. The program will also arrange international and industrial internships for the students, in order to broaden their educational and cultural experiences. Some 30 doctoral students are expected to graduate from LSU's interdisciplinary IGERT over the course of five years. Applications are currently being sought from students with a B. S or M. S degree for the Spring 2006 or Fall 2006 term. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Interested applicants should send their CV (including their educational background, GPA, GRE, publication list, work/research experience, and other relevant qualifications, and a list of at least three references), transcripts, and statement of research interests as a single .pdf file to both:

Prof. Sumanta Acharya Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1419B CEBA Bldg. Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 e-mail:

Dr. Mayank Tyagi Center for Computation and Technology (CCT), 318 Johnston Hall Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 e-mail:

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