Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
The student will join a team of other researchers working on wall-bounded flow problems within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. More information about our research work can be found here:
Topic of research: Theoretical and numerical research on the wall-based control of a turbulent boundary layer. The objective is to minimize the mean friction drag, which can result in large energy savings in the aeronautical, turbomachinery and civil engineering systems.
Duration: 4 years, starting in October 2014: 2 years in Sheffield and 2 years at the High Performance Computing Centre in Singapore, website: http://www.ihpc.a-star.edu.sg/. More information on this programme can be found here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/scholarships/a-star.
Nationality The studentships are available for European Union students only.
Education A good 4-year degree or Master degree in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Civil, Chemical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics.
- Fluid mechanics; desirable: wall-bounded shear flows.
- Numerical analysis, in particular Computational Fluid Dynamics.
- Excellent programming skills in Fortran, C or any other high level language.
- Desirable: final-year project on a fluid mechanics problem.
- Self-motivation and passion for research in fluid mechanics.
- Excellent communication of research results and writing skills.
Deadline: Until position is filled.
Apply: please send a letter expressing your interest and a copy of your CV with the contacts of three academic referees as a single pdf file to
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield
or through this website: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIM299/phd-studentship-in-fluid-mechanics/