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Job Record #16815
TitleLow-pressure Marine Burner Simulations
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
LocationUnited States, Massachusetts, Lowell
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The Multi-phase and Reacting Flows Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML)
is looking for a Ph.D. candidate to work on simulations of low-pressure burners for general 
propulsion and energy applications, with a focus on fuel and marine environment effects.
The position is funded, including tuition and a stipend, through a grant from the Office of
Naval Research, a research organization within the United States Military. The project is
non-secret, does not require any security clearance or project-specific background check,
and is not for weapons development. However, the sponsor has requested strong preference be
given to individuals within the following categories: United States citizens; United States
permanent residents (aka green card holders); Citizens of NATO member nations; Citizens of
Australia or New Zealand.

Position duties will include performing computational fluid dynamics simulations of fuel sprays
and combustion to understand burner performance, and predict long-term reliability. The student
will be collaborating closely with researchers working on experimental measurements also as
part of this effort.

Reviews of candidates will begin immediately with a desired start date of Spring Semester
(January) 2021.

Required qualifications:
 * Excellent communication and collaboration 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 (i.e. combustion or multiphase flow modeling).
 * 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 is fine, 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:
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NameProf. Noah Van Dam
Email ApplicationYes
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