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Job Record #18696
TitlePhD positions in unsteady flow dynamics for UAV applications
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
LocationUnited States, Maryland, Catonsville
InternationalNo, only national applications will be considered
Closure DateThursday, November 09, 2023
One new Ph.D. position is now available in the Computational Mechanics Lab at 
the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Prospective students will 
work on unsteady aerodynamics of small-scale uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) 
with high-order CFD methods, and perform quantitative comparison with 
turbulence-resolved wind tunnel experiments. The expected starting date is 
01/29/2024. Only domestic students with the U.S. citizenship will be considered 
for this position.

The ideal candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

•	A Bachelor or equivalent degree in engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, 
Scientific Computing, etc.), applied mathematics, or related fields. Applicants 
with an MS degree are preferred.
•	Strong programming skills with C/C++ or equivalent languages.
•	Good mathematical background, and basic understanding of CFD.
•	Self-motivated, mature, and good communication and writing skills.

The UMBC campus is located on 500 acres in the suburban Baltimore-Washington 
corridor, which is a hub for public and private innovation and research. The 
campus’s proximity to Washington, DC offers opportunities to engage in both 
technology and policy development with governmental agencies and nongovernmental 
organizations. The bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, a 71-acre community 
housing over 110 companies engaged in research, entrepreneurship, and economic 
development is located on the UMBC campus. BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and 
regional train stations are a 10-minute drive from campus.

Graduate fellowship with full tuition coverage and competitive stipend will be 
provided, contingent on satisfactory performance. Applicants should send a cover 
letter summarizing their qualifications, a CV, unofficial transcripts for their 
undergraduate and graduate (if with an MS degree) studies, and contact 
information of three references as a single pdf document via email with the 
subject line “Graduate Research Assistant application” to Dr. Meilin Yu 

Contact Information:
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NameMeilin Yu
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