Mag 072014

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: More information on this programme can be found here:

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.

Knowledge, skills

  • 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.

Other requirements

  • 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

Pierre Ricco
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield
or through this website:


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