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Job Record #19116
TitlePhd position
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerPortland State University
LocationUnited States, OR, Portland
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSaturday, February 01, 2025

Fall 2024/Spring 2025 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Ph.D. Position at 
Portland State University
(Published: April 2024)

Professor:Dr. Xiaowei Zhu    Website: 

About Portland State University (PSU):
Established in 1946, Portland State University (PSU) is a beacon of educational 
excellence in Portland, Oregon, USA. As the largest and most culturally diverse 
institution in the Oregon university system, PSU is uniquely situated in an 
urban center, offering a rich, vibrant academic experience. Currently, the 
university boasts a dynamic student body of approximately 27,000, including over 
2,000 international students. In the prestigious 2020-2021 QS World University 
Rankings, PSU is ranked 110th in the United States, reflecting its commitment to 
academic excellence and innovation.

About Portland, Oregon:
Known as the "City of Roses," Portland is the most populous city in Oregon and 
the 19th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. It is the second 
largest city in the Pacific Northwest, following Seattle. Renowned for its 
pleasant climate and high per capita income, Portland has consistently been 
rated as one of the most livable cities in the United States.

Faculty Profile - Dr. Zhu:
Dr. Zhu, an esteemed assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and 
Materials Engineering at PSU, boasts an impressive academic background. With a 
bachelor's degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University, a master's from Chongqing 
University, and a PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Zhu has also 
completed postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University and Princeton 
University. His research primarily focuses on computational fluid dynamics, 
particularly in turbulence modeling, urban turbulence, and wind energy. Dr. Zhu 
has made significant contributions to his field, with publications in leading 
journals such as the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Physical Review Fluids.

PhD Recruitment - Research on Urban Environmental Turbulence: We are excited to 
announce the recruitment of a PhD candidate to explore the application of 
turbulence in urban environments. This includes atmospheric turbulence, heat 
islands, and pollutant diffusion. The Urban Environment Lab at PSU utilizes 
advanced numerical simulations to tackle the complexities of modern urban 
environments. Our research delves into fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and air 
pollution within cities, aiming to enhance our understanding of human-
environment interactions and contribute to the development of sustainable urban 

Admissions Requirements:
*Has a master degree;
*Ideal candidates should possess a passion for scientific research, a strong 
drive, and enthusiasm for problem-solving. We welcome applicants from related 
science and engineering fields, particularly those with a background in 
mechanical engineering, physics, thermal energy/fluids, atmospheric sciences, or 
environmental studies. 
*Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in 
fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and programming. 
*Interested individuals should 
submit a cover letter, personal CV, and transcript to our email address.

Recruitment Period:
Enrollment is open for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. We offer a comprehensive 
scholarship package, including tuition assistance and a living stipend.
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #19116 when responding to this ad.
NameXiaowei Luke Zhu
Email ApplicationYes
Record Data:
Last Modified03:14:03, Friday, April 26, 2024

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