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Job Record #16708
TitlePh.D. in Fluid Dynamics - CFD for Fall 2021
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Houston
LocationUnited States, Texas, Houston
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateMonday, March 15, 2021
The environmental fluid mechanics group at the University of Houston has 1 open 
Ph.D. position in fluid mechanics/computational fluid dynamics to start in Fall 
2021. The position will be fully-funded including tuition and a 

The Ph.D. student will be responsible to conduct state-of-the-art large eddy 
simulations of turbulent environmental flows with various urban, coastal, and 
energy applications. Furthermore, the Ph.D. is expected to perform postprocessing 
of big environmental data and derive simplified analytical or statistical models 
to describe different fluid dynamics phenomena.

Required qualifications:
- A BS or MS degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, or other closely related 
- A strong background in numerical methods, mathematical modeling (especially 
differential equations), and fluid dynamics
- Experience in developing numerical models and computational algorithms
- Strong hands-on experience with programming in Fortran, C/C++, Python, MATLAB, 
or other languages
- Strong motivation to perform cutting-edge research and to publish high-impact 

Preferred qualifications:
- Experience with parallel computing (e.g. MPI) 
- Experience with machine learning in Python or other languages.
- Proficiency in Linux computing environment
- In-depth knowledge of turbulence, hydraulics, and dynamics
- Publication in an internationally recognized journal

Experience with OpenFoam/Fluent or conducting meteorological measurements will be 
The position is available for January 2021/September 2021. Interested candidates 
should send their up-to-date CV, unofficial transcripts, unofficial English 
language test results (if applicable), and a short cover letter (maximum 1-page) 
to Dr. Mostafa Momen Please note that the title of your email 
should start with "PhD-EFM-CFD". In the cover letter, please include relevant 
projects, your research interests, as well as your future career goals. The review 
of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The civil engineering program at the University of Houston is ranked #62 in the 
USA according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings. The civil 
engineering program also is ranked 101-150 in the world according to 2018 
Shanghai Ranking. The University of Houston is located in a park-like campus a few 
minutes from downtown Houston. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. and 
is the “energy capital of the world”. The greater Houston area offers state-of-
the-art recreational facilities, world-class arts and cultural activities, and 
affordable housing.

Contact Information:
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NameMostafa Momen
Email ApplicationYes
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