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Job Record #17323
TitlePhD Studentship in Radiation Modeling for High-Speed Flows
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Kentucky
LocationUnited States, Kentucky, Lexington
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The computational thermophysics and fluids laboratory (CTFL) in the Mechanical 
Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky is looking for motivated 
candidates to pursue a Ph.D. degree in numerical method development of radiative 
transport in high-speed flows. The candidate is expected to be proficient in 
Fortran and C/C++ programming languages, high-throughput parallel computing, and 
a solid background in numerical methods. A master’s degree in mechanical or 
aerospace engineering with a thesis focused in a thermo-fluid area is also 

Details of the position: The primary research will focus on developing a highly 
scalable parallel radiative transport solver that needs to couple to CFD codes 
that can simulate high-temperature, high-speed flows. This Ph.D. position is 
fully funded, which includes tuition, stipend, health, and additional fringe 

The CTFL lab is a dynamic environment where you will work at the forefront of 
cutting-edge research. The research will provide opportunities to collaborate 
with partners at NASA, AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory), other national 
laboratories and research centers in U.S. and Europe (Sandia National Labs and 
Von Karman Institute, Belgium). We publish new research in top-tier journals in 
fluid and thermal sciences, attend annual conferences hosted by American 
Institute of Aerospace and Astronautics (AIAA), NASA, U.S. Air Force, and you 
may also have internship opportunities to develop a core peer and mentor network 
in your professional field. Personal growth is an important component of your 
academic training at CTFL, and 10% of your research project time is dedicated 
towards developing your personal research idea. 

Details on the lab: CTFL uses multi-scale approaches to solve challenging 
problems at the nexus of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. You 
will spearhead research that addresses critical needs of space exploration 
(NASA), planetary protection (NASA), national defense (U.S. Air Force and Navy) 
and energy (Department of Energy, National Science Foundation). You can read 
more about the projects in the CTFL lab and PI here: 

To apply: Please send a CV to the listed address highlighting your programming 
skills and relevant publications. The start date is anticipated to be in January 
2022 (Spring 2022). 

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17323 when responding to this ad.
NameSavio Poovathingal
Email ApplicationYes
Address287 Ralph G Anderson Building,
506 Administration Drive,
University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40506
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