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Job Record #18079
TitlePh.D. Positions in CFD of Hurricane Flows
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Houston
LocationUnited States, Texas, Houston
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateWednesday, February 15, 2023
The environmental fluid mechanics group at the University of Houston has 1-2 open 
Ph.D. positions on an NSF-funded grant in fluid mechanics/computational fluid 
dynamics to start in Fall 2023. The position will be fully-funded including 
tuition and a stipend. 

The Ph.D. student will be responsible to conduct state-of-the-art large eddy 
simulations of turbulent rotating hurricane flows. 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 related fields
- 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, boundary layers, and dynamics
- Publication in an internationally recognized journal

Experience with OpenFoam/Fluent/WRF (Numerical weather prediction) will be 
beneficial. The position is available for August 2023. 

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 at 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 in late-November 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 University of 
Houston is located on 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. More information 
about the research group can be found here: 

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