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Job Record #15377
TitlePh.D. Students in Computational Reacting Flows
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Minnesota - Twin Cities
LocationUnited States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSaturday, December 15, 2018
Prof. Suo Yang’s research lab ( in 
the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Minnesota 
(UMN) is looking for 2 or more Ph.D. Students starting in Fall 2019. Prof. 
Yang’s lab conducts research broadly on the first-principles based modeling and 
simulation of reacting flows, including combustion, turbulence, soot aerosols, 
plasma physics, and their multiscale interactions. The goals are developing and 
utilizing high-fidelity and computationally efficient predictive tools (1) to 
gain fundamental understanding of the physico-chemical processes in reacting 
flows; and (2) to design and control advanced propulsion and power-generation 
systems (primarily reciprocating engines and gas turbines) for energy 

UMN is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul (i.e., Twin Cities), which is the 13rd 
largest metropolitan area in the United States with very convenient 
transportation, life, and job opportunities. A lot of Fortune 500 companies and 
17 headquarters of them reside in the Twin Cities area.

UMN is ranked 8th in research among all public universities according to the 
National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Research and Development. UMN 
faculty and alumni have won 25 Nobel Prizes (30 if including researchers), 
which is ranked 2nd among all public universities in the United States. 
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) is one of the top 5 university-owned 
supercomputer centers in the nation.

ME at UMN is one of the top 10 in the United States in the most recent National 
Research Council (NRC) Assessment of Doctoral Research Programs. Interested 
bachelor or master students in (mechanical, aerospace, chemical, energy, 
automotive) engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or other closely-related 
discipline are encouraged to submit their applications to the Department of ME 
at UMN before the Ph.D. program application deadline of December 15, 2018 
( Note that the 
application to the UMN ME Ph.D. Program is very competitive: successful 
applicants are expected to have a very strong academic background (GPA and 
ranking in class are often used as the evaluation metrics), be highly 
motivated, and have strong interests in performing top-quality research and 
publishing in top-tier journals.

To join Prof. Yang’s lab, a solid background in thermo-fluids & numerical 
methods and a strong computer programming skill are required. Previous 
experience with high-performance parallel computing (HPC) is desired but not 
necessary. Prospective candidates are welcome to email Prof. Yang (suo- with the following materials: a detailed academic CV (including a 
list of publications if applicable), transcripts, a brief statement that 
highlights the research interests and skills, and contact details of two/three 
Contact Information:
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NameSuo Yang
Email ApplicationYes
Address111 Church Street SE
Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Record Data:
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