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Job Record #18027
TitlePhD research assistantships working on swirl combustion
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerLouisiana State University
LocationUnited States, LA, Baton Rouge
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
Two Graduate Research Assitantship (GRA) positions (preferred starting date: 
Spring 2023-open until filled). Three years of fully-funded positions.

Opportunity: The GRA will work on one of the following topics with a focus on 
swirl combustion of bioderived sustainable aviation fuels: 

(1) Experimental work involving measurement of combustion performance and 
fundamental studies on reacting flow using laser diagnostics
(2) Reduced-order modeling of swirl combustor operation using detailed reacting 
flow simulations coupled with reactor network modeling, both with detailed 

Required Qualifications: 

(1) BSc/MSc degree in one of the following engineering disciplines: Mechanical 
engineering, Aerospace engineering.
(2) Demonstrated competencies in one or more of these categories:
a. Experimental work on any or all of the following topics: fluid flow, heat 
transfer, combustion
b. Numerical simulation work using Ansys Fluent or OpenFOAM or Chemkin or other 
CFD packages
(3) Published at least 1 peer-reviewed publication as a first author

Required skills: 

(1) Proven programming skills in MATLAB and Python (other programming languages 
like C, C++ are acceptable)
(2) The ability to work in a team, take initiative, and be result-oriented and 
(3) Proficiency in oral and written English that supports working on project 

Preferred Qualifications: 

(1) Strong background in thermal-fluids sciences
(2) Strong background in programming and numerical simulations

DOCUMENTS: The following documents should be emailed to Dr. Menon:
(1) CV (2-page maximum)
(2) Cover letter (1 page) elaborating the applicant’s interest and background in 
the above 

research areas, demonstrating required qualifications as well as 
required/preferred skills)
(3) Unofficial transcripts 

(4) Sample publications
(5) Related certifications and courses
(6) Any other documents that support your application
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #18027 when responding to this ad.
NameShyam Menon
Email ApplicationYes
Address3261 Patrick F Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Record Data:
Last Modified16:06:28, Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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