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Job Record #15378
TitlePostdoc Scholars in Computational Reacting Flows
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerUniversity of Minnesota - Twin Cities
LocationUnited States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, August 27, 2019
Prof. Suo Yang’s research lab ( in 
the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Minnesota 
(UMN) is looking for 2 Postdoc Scholars starting in Spring 2019 or later. 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 

Required qualifications:  
•	A PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other 
closely-related discipline. 
•	Demonstrated experience in the mathematical modeling and numerical 
simulation of turbulent combustion, including large eddy simulations (LES) and 
turbulence-chemistry interactions.
•	Demonstrated experience with chemical kinetic modeling using platform 
such as Cantera, ChemKin, and FlameMaster.
•	Demonstrated Experience with scientific computing using C++, Fortran 
90, and MPI in parallel computing.
•	Strong publication record as a first author in peer-reviewed journal 
•	Ability and high self-motivation to work productively both 
independently and as part of a diverse team.
•	Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Preferred qualifications: 
•	Prior experience and training in OpenFOAM and/or KIVA for combustion 
CFD of internal combustion engines.
•	Experience using OpenMP and/or CUDA in high performance computing 
•	Experience in writing research funding proposals.
•	Experience in helping to supervise undergraduate and/or graduate 

How to apply:
A successful candidate will demonstrate strong work ethic and productivity. 
Positions are generally limited to a period of two but up to three years, 
depending on funding. The preferred starting time is January 2019, but 
applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. For more 
information, please contact Prof. Suo Yang ( Interested 
prospective candidates should send Prof. Yang a detailed academic CV (including 
a list of publications), a brief statement highlights the research interests 
and skills, and contact details of two/three references.

About UMN, ME Department, and Twin Cities, Minnesota:

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.
Contact Information:
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NameSuo Yang
Email ApplicationYes
Address111 Church Street SE
Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Record Data:
Last Modified20:13:28, Saturday, October 06, 2018

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