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Job Record #18034
TitleGraduate Research Assistant Positions in Fluid Mechanics
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Texas at Dallas
LocationUnited States, TX, Richardson
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
Description:

Positions Description

The Flow Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (FDT Lab) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is seeking motivated M.S. and Ph.D. students to start in the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2023. These positions are focused on studying turbulent air-sea interaction processes and flow physics above/‌below ocean surface waves using laboratory measurements and experimental techniques. The prospective students will conduct fundamental research to (1) study the turbulence above wind waves, (2) examine the interactions between wind turbines and surface waves, and (3) develop numerical models for air-sea fluxes in high wind conditions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering, or an equivalent terminal degree by the date of hire.
  • Prior experience working with particle image velocimetry (PIV) or other flow visualization techniques.
  • Proficient in at least one of the programming languages, such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Research interests in fluid dynamics, turbulence, turbulent boundary layer flows, air-sea interactions, free surface processes, and surface gravity waves.
  • Capability to work independently and as part of a team with excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering, or an equivalent terminal degree by the date of hire.
  • Demonstrated experience working with LabVIEW and data acquisition (DAQ) systems.
  • Research experience with a record of peer-reviewed publications in fluid dynamics, turbulence, turbulent boundary layer flows, air-sea interactions, free surface processes, and/or surface gravity waves.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should meet the minimum admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Education and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to UT Dallas and email the PI, Dr. Kianoosh Yousefi, at kyousefi@utdallas.edu with their CV, unofficial transcripts, and 1‑page research statement that briefly discusses their research interests, experience, and future work they intend to complete. Prior to contacting the PI, you are also advised to read the FDT Lab participation manual and recent publications to ensure the PI's mentoring and research philosophies are truly in line with your passions. Please note due to the large volume of incoming applications, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted back.

About UT Dallas and DallasFort Worth Area

Located in the heart of the 4th largest metropolitan area of the nation, UT Dallas enrolls over 30,000 students. UT Dallas is among the top universities in the country and highly ranked in value, ethnic diversity, and low student debt, based on the US News & World Report. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Dallas was founded in 2008, offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and, according to US News & World Report, is ranked third in Texas. The department is home to more than 1,100 undergraduate students, 200 graduate students, and 34 faculty. It is also home to a unique Boundary Layer and Subsonic Wind Tunnel (BLAST) for renewable energy research and supports UTD Wind and WindSTAR research centers.

The Dallas‒Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the nation’s largest urban areas, with shopping, entertainment venues, museums, art galleries, and places for outdoor running, biking, hiking, and skating. Foreign Policy magazine named Dallas one of only five US cities in the top 25 in its projection of the most dynamic cities in the world in 2025.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and FDT Lab are all committed to providing an educational and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

Contact Information:
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NameKianoosh Yousefi
Emailkyousefi@utdallas.edu
Email ApplicationYes
URLhttps://utdallas.edu/~kyousefi/
Record Data:
Last Modified23:01:50, Monday, October 10, 2022

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