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Job Record #17930
TitlePostdoc on CFD Modeling of Turbulent Plasma Assisted Combustion
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerUniversity of Minnesota
LocationUnited States, MN, Minneapolis
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateThursday, December 01, 2022
The University of Minnesota seeks outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral 
associate to carry out research in the Physical Modeling and CFD Simulation of 
Turbulent Plasma Assisted Combustion (PAC) for flare gas reforming to achieve 
near-zero methane emissions. Positions are generally up to two years but can be 
further renewed, depending on funding. The start date is the earlier the better, 
but applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Description of Tasks and Duties: Develop advanced physical models, numerical 
schemes, and CFD techniques for the DNS and LES of turbulent plasma assisted 
combustion. The postdocs will also have opportunities to participate in other 
exciting research conducted by both labs.

Basic qualifications:  
•	A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other 
closely-related discipline. 
•	Strong publication record as a first author in peer-reviewed journal 
•	Ability and high self-motivation to work productively, both 
independently and as part of a diverse team.
•	Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Required Qualifications:
•	Demonstrated experience in the modeling and simulation of turbulent 
combustion and/or 2D/3D PAC/nonequilibrium plasma (laminar is OK).
•	Demonstrated experience with object-oriented programming using C++, 
Fortran 90, and MPI.
•	Demonstrated coding experience with chemical kinetics using OpenSMOKE++, 
Cantera, ChemKin, or FlameMaster.

Preferred Qualifications:	
•	Prior experience of coding in OpenFOAM and/or Pele for turbulent 
combustion CFD.
•	Prior experience of modeling and simulation of PAC or nonequilibrium 
plasma (0D/1D is OK if also has experience in turbulent combustion modeling and 
simulation): e.g., ZDPlasKin
•	Prior experience using OpenMP and/or CUDA and/or OpenACC.

Application Materials:
•	A detailed academic CV (including a list of publications).
•	A statement that highlights the research interests and skills (coding 
skills and experience must be described in detail with evidences).
•	One to three publications that you are most proud of. 
•	Contact details of two/three references.

How to Apply
Interested prospective candidates should email the above application materials 
to Prof. Suo Yang (

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its 
programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, 
religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, 
disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local 
commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran 
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17930 when responding to this ad.
NameSuo Yang
Email ApplicationYes
Record Data:
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