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Job Record #15398
TitlePhysics or Fluid Mechanics (turbulence, particles)
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerSun Yat-Sen University (Zhuhai)
LocationChina, GuangDong, Zhuhai
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
Type of positions: 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); numerical simulation and fundamental analysis of turbulent flows, with or 
without particles; designing new experimental tools or techniques to observe 
particle/droplet dynamics in atmospheric clouds; designing and/or conducting wind-tunnel 
experiments to observe pollution dispersion turbulent environments (or via simulation) etc. 
Exact project to be designed based on interest/ability of candidates. 

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). He previously 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 in well respected scientific journals 
such as Nature-communications, Physical Review Letters, BAMS etc. Dr. Saw is a fluent 
speaker in English and Mandarin (non-technical) and have a flexible working style 
influenced by European/American characteristics.


- Chinese language proficiency is required for foreign students (HSK 4 certificate, score at 
least 180 points). For more details:
Or call +86-020-84110819
*Please pass these tests OR make sure that you are confident that you could satisfy these 
proficiency tests before applying (in this case you must present a convincing case in the 
email, otherwise you will not be considered). 

- Candidate’s background: Mechanics/mechanical engineering, Physics, Atmospheric 
science, Computational Science/engineering, or related field. Candidate with strong 
background in programming (Python, Fortran etc.) and/or experimental or engineering work 
are encouraged to apply. For computationally inclined applicants, prior experience with 
numerical simulations (DNS, LES, lattice Boltzmann) of turbulence and/or parallel 
computation would be helpful. 

- Successful candidates should be a proactive, responsible person with keen interest in 
scientific research and/or academic success. Candidates should have decent 
communication and writing skills in English. 

(Age limitation may apply to all programs.)

- Standard national remuneration for graduate students (full tuition, salary, subsidized 
hostel) + additional allowance. (typically this is sufficient by "Chinese standards" but will 
not be competitive when compared to standards in some advanced countries. However, 
student with esteemed background could be qualify for extra allowance)

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:
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