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Job Record #17351
TitlePh.D. Assitantship in CFD of Combustion and Engines
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
LocationUnited States, Massachusetts, Lowell
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, December 31, 2021
The Multi-phase and Reacting Flows Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML)
is looking for one or more new Ph.D. students to join the lab starting Spring 2022.
Well-qualified students may be considered for Fall 2022 start. All new positions are funded.

New students are sought to work in particular on simulations of advanced combustion modes using
low- or no-carbon fuels in transportation applications. Multiple projects are available.
Students' responsibilities may include developing new combustion models appropriate for advanced
multi-mode combustion strategies, optimizing engine performance/efficiency with low-carbon fuels,
participating in regular research meetings, and generating research outputs such as conference
presentations and journal publications. Students will be collaborating with experimentalists, and
may have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing Machine Learning model development work.

New students will be funded through 1/2 Reseach-1/2 Teaching assistanships. These assistantships
cover tuition and include a stipend. Good English language skills are required to satisfy
teaching assistanship funding requirements.

Reviews of candidates will begin immediately with a desired start date of Spring Semester
(January) 2022. A delayed start of Fall (September) 2022 may be available for highly-qualified candidates.

Required qualifications:
 * Excellent communication and collaboration skills
 * Good English language skills
 * Prior background in at least one of: CFD and numerical modeling, Combustion, Multi-phase flows
 * Programming experience in at least 1 scientific computing language

Candidates will also be required to meet the admissions requirements of UML
(e.g. GPA/GRE/TOEFL scores, please see for more information).

Desired qualifications:
 * An MS degree in engineering, mathematics, or other closely related field
 * Experience working in a Linux computing environment
 * Prior work with CFD of sprays and/or combustion
 * Significant programming experience, especially in the context of a CFD code
 * Proficient programming with Python, Matlab, or similar for data analysis and plotting
 * At least 1 publication in an internationally recognized journal or conference proceedings

Interested candidates should email the following to Prof. Noah Van Dam at Noah_VanDam [at]
 * A statement of interest/cover letter summarizing your qualifications and specific project
   interests. Please include your desired start date in this letter.
 * A professional resume/CV
 * A programming sample (this may be a subroutine or component of a larger project, including
   class projects; programming language does not matter)
 * A writing sample (journal or conference publication, if available, but class project
   reports or similar are also acceptable; The purpose is not to check English-language
   skills, but for organization and presentation of technical content). Works written with
   co-authors are acceptable, but the document should be primarily the work of the applicant.

UML is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university ranked in the top tier of US News'
National Universities and is strategically located 30 miles northwest of Boston in the northeast
Massachusetts high-tech region, and includes a well-recognized program in Energy Engineering.

The UML Multi-phase and Reacting Flows Laboratory focuses on high-fidelity, computational
fluid dynamics modeling of complex flows, focused primarily on energy applications.
The goals of the laboratory are to advance the state-of-the-art of modeling in multi-phase and
reacting flows, to quantify the accuracy of current and new numerical methods, and to use the
developed tools to reduce the environmental impact of combustion and energy conversion devices.
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17351 when responding to this ad.
NameProf. Noah Van Dam
Email ApplicationYes
Phone(978) 934-5872
AddressDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Dandeneau Hall
1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854
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