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Job Record #14598
TitlePostdoc, turbulent-droplet/particles dynamics (experiment, DNS)
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerSun Yat-Sen University
LocationChina, Zhuhai
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
Description:
Type of positions: research fellow type I & II (特聘研究员/特聘副研究员), 
postdoctoral fellow 
(博士后),Phd studentship.

Research area:  Experimental and/or computational and/or theoretical fluid 
mechanics 
related to turbulent flows, droplet/particle interaction with turbulence, 
microphysics of 
turbulent atmospheric cloud, atmospheric turbulence.

Brief introduction: Fluid turbulence is often quoted as the last unsolved problem 
in classical 
physics, a statement usually associated with R.P. Feynman (Nobel prize in 
Physics). 
Turbulent flows and interaction between turbulence and particle/droplets is at the 
heart of 
many processes in nature such as in the atmosphere (clouds, pollutants motion, 
weather-
climate feedback etc.) and many engineering processes such as inside combustion 
engines, chemical and food processing, aircraft flights etc. However fundamental 
understanding of these subject is challenging and represents the forefront of 
scientific 
inquiry, owing to the non-linear and complex nature of these problems. Our lab 
aims at 
better understanding turbulence and particle-turbulence interaction (with emphasis 
in 
either atmospheric or engineering processes) using cutting-edge experimental 
and/or 
computational methods and theoretical considerations. 
Sample projects: observing droplet/particle motion and collisions in turbulence 
chamber 
via cutting-edge experiments or numerical simulation (e.g. using the Tianhe-2 
supercomputer); high precision numerical simulation and fundamental analysis of 
turbulent 
flows, with or without particles (DNS, LES etc.); designing and/or conducting 
wind-tunnel 
experiments to study various turbulence, atmospheric boundary layer problems (or 
via 
simulation); developing/conducting field experiments to observe particle/droplet 
dynamics in 
atmospheric clouds(e.g. using Helium-ballon or drones) etc. Candidates are 
welcomed to 
discussed his own ideas for projects (we have wide interest in the general field 
of physics, 
fluid dynamics, turbulence, atmospheric science).

About the institution: Sun Yat-Sen University is among the top-ten universities in 
China and 
is included in the ambitious national initiative by the Chinese Government to 
create a rank 
of “first class” universities by international standard. The position will be at 
the School of 
Atmospheric Science in the beautiful coastal Zhuhai campus. The School is a focal 
point of 
the current phase of development of SYSU and thus continuously receives generous 
investments. The city of Zhuhai, next to Macau and Hong Kong, is a top tourist 
destination 
in China thanks to its coastline and “balanced” development.

About the research advisor: Ewe-Wei Saw, Thousand-Young Talent professor at the 
School 
of Atmospheric Science, Sun Yat-Sen University (Zhuhai), obtained his Phd. in 
Physics from 
Michigan Tech. University (USA), Bac. in Physics from University of Malaya. He 
previously 
visited/worked at research institutes such as Cornell University (USA), Max Planck 
Institute in 
Germany and Commission of Atomic Energy (CEA), Observatoire de La Cote d’Azur in 
France. 
Dr. Saw research interest pertains to Fluid Dynamics of Turbulent Flows, 
Droplet/particle 
Dynamics in turbulent flows and Cloud Microphysics. He has published research 
articles 
scientific journals such as Nature-communications, Physical Review Letters, BAMS 
etc. Dr. 
Saw is a fluent speaker in English and non-technical Mandarin and have a flexible 
working 
style influenced by European/American characteristics.

Requirements:

- Candidate’s background: Mechanics/mechanical engineering, Physics, Atmospheric 
science, Computational Science/engineering, or closely related areas. Candidates 
with strong 
background in building/conducting experiments and/or programming skills (Python, 
Fortran 
etc.) are encouraged to apply. Doctoral degree is required for application of 
research/postdoc 
fellow. For computationally inclined applicants, prior experience with numerical 
simulations of 
turbulence such as DNS, LES, or Lattice Boltzmann^  and/or parallel computation 
would be 
highly desired. Candidates with interest to be somewhat involved with experimental 
work will 
be given some priority.

- Successful candidates should be a proactive, responsible person, able to work 
independently, with keen interest in scientific research and/or academic success.  
Candidates should have decent communication and writing skills in English. 
Knowledge of 
Mandarin might be helpful.

^We do not have prior experience with LB simulation, but is a new direction we 
will be 
interested to explore together with any experienced candidates. 

Remunerations:
(Age limit may apply to each program)

Research fellow type I: Competitive annual salary RMB 220-260,000+, social 
security coverage^. 3 years contract with possibility of extension. Details: 
http://www.sysu.edu.cn/2012/en/jobs/jobs05/index.htm .

Research fellow type II: Competitive annual salary RMB 160-200,000**+, social 
security coverage^. 3 years contract with possibility of extension. Details: 
http://www.sysu.edu.cn/2012/en/jobs/jobs05/index.htm .

Postdoctoral fellow: competitive annual income (up to about RMB 340,000 for holder 
of 
PhD from top-200 university worldwide [THE ranking] obtained within the last 2 
years^); 
otherwise about RMB 240,000 + housing/food subsidy +**, with possibilities to 
apply for 
various governmental incentive programs), social security coverage^. 3 years 
contract with 
possibility of extension as fellows. Subsidized rental housing will be provided.

^Applicant with prestigious background but come short of satisfying these 
requirements 
may still qualify for other (intermediate) salary boost package. 

**Additional bonus  (possibly up to ~50K/year, depending on performance 
and funding situation).  

^Coverage system changes based on nationality.

Research assistant: please enquire.

Contacts: For enquiries and to apply, please used the website's tool or email (in 
English or 
Mandarin) to ewsaw3##gmail[dot]com (change ## to @, [dot] to "."). For application 
of 
research fellow and postdoc, please submit a short cover letter (describe 
background, 
interest etc.) and a CV (specify current age and citizenship).

Deadline: continuously hiring...

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #14598 when responding to this ad.
Nameewe-wei saw
Emailewsaw3##gmail.com (replace ## as @)
Email ApplicationYes
AddressSYSU, Zhuhai.
Record Data:
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