|Postdoctoral – Numerical Modeling of Electric Field Effects on Weakly Ionized Plasmas…|
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Postdoctoral position available in
Numerical Modeling of Electric Field Effects on Weakly Ionized Plasmas in Laminar Flames
The Reactive Flow Modeling Laboratory (http://www.rfmlkaust.org) within the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at KAUST has a postdoctoral position on numerical modeling of weakly ionized plasmas in combustion available starting immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
Project description: The project aims at developing and validating a suitable numerical approach for the simulation of steady and unsteady effects of electric fields on weakly ionized plasmas in laminar flames. As part of the project, the post doctoral appointee will be expected to implement the numerical approach in a working code that solves for the coupled transport of reactive species, electrons and ions, as well as for the electric field. The project will entail both numerical code development as well as model building. The appointee will work in an interdisciplinary team with expertise in combustion, chemistry and fluid mechanics. As part of his/her postdoctoral tenure, the appointee is expected to assist with the supervision of graduate students.
Qualifications: A successful candidate must have a PhD in engineering with emphasis in the area of fluid mechanics, numerical combustion, or plasma physics. Alternatively, a PhD in applied mathematics or applied physics with emphasis in the area of numerical methods for PDEs are also suitable. Experience in code development for the solution of fluid flow transport equations is a strong advantage given the nature of the project.
Appointment period: Two year appointment.
Salary and benefits: USD 50,000 to 90,000 12-month stipend, depending on qualifications and seniority. Free housing up to a 2 bedroom unit, medical, dental and life insurance, air transportation to KAUST and return after the end of contract. No income tax is paid in Saudi Arabia.
Application: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Send (i) a detailed academic CV; (ii) a research statement; (iii) contacts of three referees; and (iv) three articles in electronic format to the CCRC Executive Secretary, Ms. Linda Sapolu (email@example.com). Please include the keyword “RFML-POSTDOC” in the email subject field.
About the Clean Combustion Research Center: The Clean Combustion Research Center conducts basic and applied research in the field of combustion. Topics of interest include: fuel formulation, oxy-fuel combustion, carbon capture, turbulent combustion, laser diagnostics, soot formation, sprays, flame-based nanoparticle synthesis, turbulent aerosols, and novel combustion concepts. The CCRC research program synergistically combines experimental and computational approaches.
In addition to experimental facilities, the CCRC disposes of several engineering grade workstations, a dedicated cluster, and it has access to campus wide computational resources, including Linux clusters and Shaheen, a IBM Blue Gene/P system capable of 222 Teraflops (currently ranked second in academia and fourteenth worldwide). The center also holds licenses for a wide array of software suites.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university located on the Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement that will benefit the region and the world, KAUST aims to contribute to the very best of future research.
Read more at http://www.kaust.edu.sa.
To apply: Application: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Send (i) a detailed academic CV; (ii) a research statement; (iii) contacts of three referees; and (iv) three articles in electronic format to the CCRC Executive Secretary, Ms. Linda Sapolu (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include the keyword “RFML-POSTDOC” in the email subject field.