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Job Record #17984
TitlePhD in Computational Heat Transfer
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Kentucky
LocationUnited States, Kentucky, Lexington
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, November 01, 2022
The University of Kentucky is seeking two highly qualified candidates for a 
Ph.D. position to lead the computational heat transfer efforts underway at the 
university as part of the Computational Thermophysics and Fluids Laboratory 
(CTFL). The candidate will be part of an inter-disciplinary engineering group 
comprising of ten graduate students and get an opportunity to collaborate with 
the computational mechanics and methods group and the gas-surface interaction 
laboratory at the university. The candidate will be part of several 
publications, attend review and conference meetings, and interface with subject 
matter experts from various Federal agencies. 

Job Description
Two positions are available in the group. Both topics will focus on 
computational heat transfer and coupling to fluid dynamics. The first topic 
focuses on heat transfer through composite materials and the second topic 
focuses on coupling the heat transfer tools to fluid dynamics solvers. Both 
positions are computational in nature, and a candidate is expected to have 
significant computational expertise with prior skills in developing codes 
written in C or Fortran or having worked with large-scale research codes that 
are developed in C or Fortran. 

This Ph.D. position is funded, which covers tuition, health, and fringe 
benefits, in addition to an annual salary of $21,000. The lab provides 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, U.S. 
DoD, other national laboratories and research centers in U.S. and Europe. We 
will 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 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 the 
students spend 10% of research project time towards developing personal research 

Interested applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, names of at least 
three references, and a summary of recent work and interests. All applications 
should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to:

Prof. Savio Poovathingal
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA 40506. 

For additional information about the research activities, visit

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is 

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NameSavio Poovathingal
Email ApplicationYes
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