The Propulsion & Energy Research Laboratory at the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida is currently seeking exceptional doctoral candidates for state of the art research opportunities (Graduate Research Assistantship and/or Teaching Assistantship) in reacting and non-reacting turbulent flows for advance aero-propulsion and combustion energy conversion systems.
The research will focus understanding the fundamental interactions between fluid and flame dynamics for multi-phase turbulent reacting flows, clean combustion strategies and alternative renewable biofuels through experimental research and physics-based reduced order models.
Candidates must have the following in order to be considered for this position:
- A recent M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
- A strong background and training in thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, and combustion sciences
- A demonstrated accomplishment in experimental and numerical research
- A working style demonstrating initiative and willingness to take on individual responsibility
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- The ability to work effectively with others
- Experience with advanced laser-based optical diagnostics (PIV/PLIF) and experience with combustion research.
To apply, send a resume/C.V. (GPAs, GRE scores and list of references) to the Director Dr. Kareem Ahmed.