Postdoctoral Research Positions

in Particle Tracking Velocimetry, Particle Image Velocimetry, Lagrangian Physics, Optical Measurements

Postdoctoral: Research Fellow in Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Company profile: The Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics (AFM) Research Group at the University of Southampton is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our Experimental Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory. The offer: You will be working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Symon on the project “Augmenting flow simulations with experimental data to improve aerodynamic efficiency”. The aim of this research is to use experimental measurements of three-dimensional velocity fields with stereoscopic or tomographic particle image velocimetry (PIV) around a model vehicle to improve simulation-based predictions of mean flow quantities. The experiments will be conducted in the University of Southampton’s wind tunnel facility. The improved mean velocity field will be used to design a control strategy that reduces drag using synthetic jets on the vehicle. There will also be opportunities to supervise post-graduate students and to get involved in other projects in fluid mechanics in the fields of reduced-order modelling, flow control, wall-bounded turbulence, and diagnostics development.Requirement: You will be working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Symon on the project “Augmenting flow simulations with experimental data to improve aerodynamic efficiency”. The aim of this research is to use experimental measurements of three-dimensional velocity fields with stereoscopic or tomographic particle image velocimetry (PIV) around a model vehicle to improve simulation-based predictions of mean flow quantities. The experiments will be conducted in the University of Southampton’s wind tunnel facility. The improved mean velocity field will be used to design a control strategy that reduces drag using synthetic jets on the vehicle. There will also be opportunities to supervise post-graduate students and to get involved in other projects in fluid mechanics in the fields of reduced-order modelling, flow control, wall-bounded turbulence, and diagnostics development.Organization / University: The University of SouthamptonDeadline: 30/09/2022


Postdoctoral (m/f/div): bio-inspired robots to understand individual decision-making in fish school

Max planck institute postdoc position
Company profile: - The offer: Recently, biologists and interdisciplinary teams are using robots as viable platforms to understand animal behaviour. This strategy offers a suitable alternative to traditional biological methods, which have severe limitations, including the feasibility to minimize confounding influences and isolate effects (e.g. the effects of the experiment and the experimenter on the study animal), and other limitations imposed by the behaviour of the animals, etc... For example, a fish-like robot can greatly help biologists collect in-situ data on fish schooling behaviour with limited interferences from human or other factors, explore potential hydrodynamic benefits among individuals excluding psychological effects, and understand mechanisms in collective motion by including the robot in the loop of collective animals. In this project, the candidate will construct and employ a variety of bio-inspired robots, including physical, numerical, and virtual robots, to study individual decision-making, sensory-motor control in collective motion, swarm robotics, and other systems. They would work closely with and/or directly contribute to developing the immersive virtual reality platform with virtual robots and the flow tank platform with physical robots. The experimental component of this project will be controlling those bio-inspired robots acting as neighbours to interact with the live focal system to transfer or receive specific information (e.g. visual or hydrodynamic clues).Requirement: We are seeking an exceptional and highly motivated researcher with a background in several of the following topics: Advanced design and control of mechatronic systems Advanced control of robotic fish Robot operating systems (ROS, ...) Sensor fusion Modeling and control of under-actuated, multi-body systems computational fluid dynamics (CFD) particle image velocimetry (PIV) Deep/reinforcement learning Evolutionary game theory.Organization / University: The Max Planck Institute of Animal BehaviorDeadline: -


M/W Postdoctoral Fellow Position: An Experimental Study Of Hydrogen Combustion

CNRS postdoctoral position
Company profile: CORIA is an academic research laboratory, joint research unit (UMR) attached to the Institute of Engineering and Systems (INSIS) of CNRS, the Université Rouen Normandie and INSA Rouen Normandie.The offer: This experimental study will be done in two steps. Firstly, Chemiluminescence imaging will be implemented in one partner's R&D center in a real-size burner configuration at nominal operating conditions. Modification of flames structures with the variation of H2 content in natural gas – hydrogen blend will show the changes in turbulent flame stabilization modes and heat source locations when progressively transitioning fuel composition from natural gas to hydrogen. In the second part of the study, a similar burner configuration will be downscaled at moderate thermal power (around 25 kW) for the lab-scale experiment in CORIA lab. Flow velocity measurements by Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) will be performed to determine aerodynamics features at the burner exit and in the flame. OH Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) will give instantaneous images of reaction zones in the flame. All the results and their analysis will point out in details the turbulent flame stabilization process and its variation with CH4-H2 blend composition up to pure hydrogen flame. The impact of oxygen addition in air will be also studied with similar methodology and optical diagnostics. Lastly, these results on flame characterization can be linked with the study of the impact of hydrogen on products quality that will be also realized by other partners within the HyDéTOP project.Requirement: Applicants will hold a PhD degree in Physics or Mechanical Engineering. Strong background and experience in experimental study in fluids mechanics (reactive or not) and/or optical diagnostics will be considered. Ability to work in a team on collaborative projects. Finally, fluency in spoken and written French or/and English is a requirement.Organization / University: CNRS, CORIADeadline: 15/01/2022Starting Date: 01/03/2022


Postdoctoral: Research Associate

University of Edinburgh Postdoc position
Company profile: - The offer: This appointed Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA, grade UE07) will develop and apply numerical methods to design and interpret laboratory measurements of transport in geophysical materials and analogues under simultaneous high pressure and high temperature conditions, similar to those occurring in Earth’s interior. They will work closely with an interdisciplinary team performing experiments on minerals and melts, assisting in data reduction and interpretation, including through on site analytical support during experiments at international central facilities. Commensurate with experience, they will also assess implications of measurements for deep Earth geodynamics.Requirement:
  • Finite Element Models applied to thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and continuum mechanics.
  • Other relevant numerical modelling including statistical analysis, deep Earth geodynamics (core or mantle).
  • Scientific programming for data analysis, advanced data handling techniques, machine learning experience.
  • Laboratory automation and control
  • GUI development
  • Image processing, tomography, or particle velocimetry
Organization / University: University of EdinburghDeadline: 20/12/2021

Link: Offer/CandidateExperience

Research Fellow: Airflows and Facemasks

University of Leeds Research Position Fluid mechanics
Company profile: -The offer: Are you interested in developing and understanding face masks? Do you have experience of experimental and computational approaches in understanding airflows within non-woven media? Can you bring innovation to the design of masks? This project is part of the PROTECT COVID-19 National Core Study on Transmission and Environment, further details can be found here. The whole programme is split into 6 themes, with this element sitting across theme 2 (Transmission Modelling) and theme 4 (Tools and Methods). The focus of this work is to explore the flow of air within and around masks using a mixture of experimental and computational techniques. There is good opportunity to interact closely with external partners, as well as the local investigator team.Requirement: Holding a PhD in the area of Fluid Mechanics, you will have a strong background in using a blend of computational and experimental techniques to address fluid-mechanic related phenomena.Organization / University: University of LeedsPosted date: 20/11/2021Deadline: 23/11/2021

Link: research-fellow-in-airflows-and-facemasks

Postdoctoral: Development of Lagrangian tracking techniques (LPT)

The Pprime Institute postdoc position PTV
Company profile: The CNRS, within the Pprime institute, based at the Futuroscope, this post-doctorate position is working on a new prototype of innovative gravity filter, as part of a European Grinfil contract. The offer: The agent's main mission will be to develop and finalize a Lagrangian tracking technique to measure the velocities of particles or bubbles. This volumetric technique based on laser or diode volume illumination and several cameras will allow with a good resolution to follow the trajectories. The objective of the work that the candidate will have to provide is to reconstruct a three-dimensional displacement field of particles from images of these particles at short time intervals and in different directions (typically 3). The concentration of particles will be as high as possible. For this, the candidate will rely on existing camera calibration and triangulation libraries, developed in C++. He will have to develop a particle matching algorithm on several successive instants in order to obtain particle trajectories. The main difficulty lies in the fact that particle localization errors are amplified during the matching process, leading to the appearance of "false" particles and the disappearance of "true" particles. This is all the more true when the particle concentration is high. The candidate will therefore have to introduce regularization constraints on the displacements to reduce the uncertainties on the location of the particles and allow the verification of the continuity equation. He will also have to take into account the particles that enter or leave the measurement volume. The developed algorithms will be validated on synthetic data and applied to experimental data already obtained elsewhere. A comparison can be made with commercial software. The candidate will be expected to perform the following activities
  • Developing a Lagrangian tracking technique with existing tools and libraries in the team
  • Validating the algorithms on synthetic data - Applying the method to two-phase measurements in the pilot developed for the project
  • Working in close collaboration with the scientific leader of the project
  • Validating the work in conferences and scientific journals
Requirement: The candidate should have strong skills in : - applied mathematics - fluid mechanics - object-oriented programming, preferably in C++, optimization and image processing.Organization / University: The Pprime InstitutePosted date: 22/11/2021Starting date: January 2022Deadline: 13/12/2021


Postdoctoral: Scholar in Sediment Transport, Stanford University

Stanford University Open Position Fluid Mechanics
Company profile: -The offer: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to lead a series of low-pressure wind tunnel experiments to understand the formation of eolian ripples under a range of atmospheric pressures. This work is funded by a NASA Solar System Workings grant. The postdoctoral scholar will be appointed at Stanford University under the supervision of Dr. Mathieu Lapôtre, lead and conduct the experiments at the NASA Ames Research Center, and collaborate with Drs. Ryan Ewing (Texas A&M) and Christy Swann (Naval Research Laboratory). Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate expertise in sediment transport and flow hydrodynamics/aerodynamics. Previous experience with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is strongly desired.Organization / University: Stanford UniversityPosted date: -Starting date: 15/01/2022 or later (up to April)

Contact: Please contact Dr. Mathieu Lapôtre ( with a CV for more information.

Postdoctoral: Two openings from the Flow Field Imaging Lab

Company profile: -The offer: We are looking for two postdoc researchers who are interested in conducting fundamental and applied research on turbulence and/or microfluidics using advanced optical diagnostics. The postdocs will be supervised by Prof. Jiarong Hong at the University of Minnesota. They will also have opportunities to participate in other exciting research conducted by the lab.Requirement: The candidates should have a background related to experimental fluid dynamics. Candidates with training in optical imaging and machine learning are strongly encouraged. Please get in touch with Prof. Jiarong Hong ( for detailed information
Organization / University: University of MinnesotaPosted date: 13/10/2021Deadline: -


Postdoctoral: 3-year in How do copepods react to a turbulent flow?

Institut de recherche sur les phénomènes hors équilibre’ (IRPHE) postdoc position fluid mechanics
Company profile: The ‘Institut de recherche sur les phénomènes hors équilibre’ (IRPHE) is located in Marseilles, France. IRPHE is one of the leading French laboratories in fluid mechanics, with a strong interdisciplinary history.The offer: The objective of the project is to link the flow information sensed by copepods to their motor behavior. For this purpose, we will track copepods in different flows. The experiments will be performed in simple model flows (shear flow, Taylor-Green vortices), as well as in a turbulent flow (von Karman flow). The challenge is to infer, from 3D tracking data, a behavioral relationship between the local flow sensed by the animal and its action. This behavior will be compared to what is expected from a copepod model trying to catch a prey or escape a predator.Requirement: Candidates should hold a PhD in fluid mechanics, soft matter, or biophysics, and have an outstanding track-record. Candidates with a taste for interdisciplinary research will receive a particular attention.Organization / University: ‘Institut de recherche sur les phénomènes hors équilibre’ (IRPHE)Posted date: -Starting date: 01/01/2022 or later


Postdoctoral: Trapping of heavy flexible disc within vortical flow

Company profile: -The offer: Particle clustering is a key parameter to model aggregation in turbulent flows. For heavy spherical particles, it has been shown that this phenomenon is mainly due to centrifugal forces which expel particles form high vortical regions. For thin flexible particles, the situation seems more complex. Their deformability allow the particle to wrap around the vortex core to follow the streamline. This shape is related to a difference of pressure from each side of the particles, the pressure being higher farther from the vortex core. This pressure difference is responsible of a net force that push the particle toward the vortex core. The balance of this net force and the centrifugal force might be at the origin of a new equilibrium distance from the vortex core. The aim of this project is to characterize this phenomenon both theoretically and experimentally. The flow will be generated in the Cube facility, already used in previous studies on Lagrangian turbulence. However, the forcing will be different and a series of experiments will be performed at the beginning of the project to characterize accurately this new flow. This will be done using classical Particle Image Velocimetry or Particle Tracking velocimetry methods. Then, a systematic study of the dependence of the equilibrium radius on the particle density and flexibility will be lead. Finally, our results will be compared to the theoretical model derived in parallel with F. Candelier.Requirement: The duration of this proposal is of one year. The hired student will have a PhD in Physics (Fluid Mechanics) and preferentially have some expertise in particle tracking. She/He will be in charge of the experiments: to manufacture particles, to run the experiments and to post-process the experimental data at IRPHE. She/He will also work in collaboration with F. Candelier to derive theoretical model of this phenomenon. She/He will be host at IRPHE and, as funded by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering of AMU, will have to supervise undergraduate students for 2 months and/or give lectures within the master Fluids and solids.Organization / University: Aix-Marseille universityPosted date: 06/10/2021Deadline: -

Link: Position_postdoc.pdf

Postdoctoral: HBOI Fellow Optics

Florida Atlantic University open position
Company profile: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Ft. Pierce, FL is inviting applications at all professorial levels in ocean engineering and technology. The successful applicant will develop and manage a research program concentrating on prototype development, testing, and scientific application in the field of marine optics. The offer: Summary of Responsibilities Include:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow will work on one or more closely related projects at the interface of optics, fluid dynamics and physical/biological oceanography, with the primary focus on developing and deploying novel optical instrumentation to characterize particles/plankton and small-scale flow interactions in laboratory settings as well as diverse marine environments.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in designing optical systems for fluid, particle and/or plankton imaging, field work, data acquisition/analysis, and developing data post-processing routines.

  • Individual projects in which the Postdoctoral Fellow might participate include: (a) Developing a technique to estimate refractive index of individual oceanic particles in situ; (b) Developing submersible, low-cost particle imaging velocimetry systems; and/or (c) Developing an integrated holography-cum-fluorescence imaging sensor.

  • PhD degree from an accredited institution in Optics, Engineering, Physics, Oceanography, or a related field is required to be completed prior to starting the position.
  • A strong experimental background in optics is required. Experience can include, but is not limited to, ocean optics, fluid imaging and submersible particle imaging systems. Candidates demonstrating a background in digital holography, tomography, particle image velocimetry, and/or other 3-D imaging techniques will be given preference.
  • Experience with conceptualizing and designing experiments and executing projects individually or as part of a team.
  • Experience with writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal publications and presenting work at international conferences.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in field endeavors.
Organization / University: Florida Atlantic UniversityPosted date: 01/10/2021Deadline: 02/01/2022


Postdoctoral: Fluids mechanics wave turbulence in geophysical flows

LEGI postdoc position
Company profile: A 1-year postdoctoral position is available in LEGI (Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels, Grenoble, France) under the supervision of Nicolas Mordant.The offer: The post-doctoral associate will have to develop experiments and advanced statistical analyses of turbulence forced by waves in stratified water (with or without rotation). Experiments are developed in the CORIOLIS facility which is a unique device dedicated to the modeling of geophysical flows. It consists in a 13m diameter, 1m-deep rotating tank equipped with a specific hydraulic scheme to generate arbitrary salt stratification profiles. The scientific issue is to reveal the wave contribution into stratified turbulence by developing a space and time resolved analysis of the turbulent field. The position should optimally begin before end of 2021. The project is hosted on the Grenoble campus of Saint Martin d’Hères, on the premises of LEGI which is a fluid mechanics laboratory will very diverse research interests and with a strong experimental component. Applicants must contact Nicolas Mordant ( for further information and application. The project being experimental, the applicant must have developed an expertise in experimental fluid dynamics with experience of the use of Particle Image Velocimetry and/or Particle Tracking Velocimetry. He/She must be familiar with standard statistical data processing (Fourier spectra, correlations, PDF…).Organization / University: LEGI (Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels, Grenoble, France)Posted date: -Deadline: -

Link: postdoc_legi_eng-2.pdf

Postdoctoral: Research Associate in Experimental Fluid Dynamics

Newcastle University open position
Company profile: We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.The offer: The project aims to investigate “hibernating turbulence” which is a unique form of spatio-temporal intermittency, characterised by low drag, that has been recently found in turbulent boundary-layer flows. You will conduct a series of advanced water flume investigations to detect and characterise the hibernating turbulence phenomena.Key Accountabilities
  • Conduct advanced water flume experiments using diagnostic techniques including thermal anemometry, laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) and stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV)
  • Write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via presentations, scientific papers, outreach activities and public/industrial engagement
  • Practical experience in conducting water flume experiments Excellent knowledge of wall-turbulence
  • Practical experience in thermal anemometry, laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) and stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV)
  • Practical experience in analysing large data sets including the use of Matlab or equivalent
  • Practical experience in control and instrumentation including LabView programming
  • Practical experience in the design, manufacture and testing of engineering components
  • Strong background in Mathematics, strong background in engineering design, ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature, creative approach to problem-solving, excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
Organization / University: Newcastle UniversityPosted date: 25/10/2021Deadline: 25/11/2021

Link: Newcastle-Postdoctoral-Research

Postdoctoral: Open Research Fellow (Experimental and computational fluid dynamics)

University of Queensland particle tracking open position
Company profile: The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. For more than a century, we have been bringing together outstanding educators, researchers and innovators – across a range of disciplines – to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that can benefit the world. The offer: A Postdoctoral Research Fellow will focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in their discipline. The role will involve performing experimental and computational studies of the granular and hydrodynamics inside froth flotation equipment using techniques such as image analysis, particle image velocimetry (PIV), positron emission particle tracking (PEPT), and multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD).Requirement: The ideal candidate will possess, or be near completion of, a PhD in science or engineering with a significant focus on experimental and CFD, especially as applied to industrial processes with a proven track record of research in leading peer-reviewed journals. They will also display excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders within a multi-disciplinary environment. The following skills and experience will be highly regarded:
  • Familiarity with mineral processing technology.

  • Experience of multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD), especially as applied to stirred tanks or fluidized beds.

  • Experience of non-invasive imaging techniques such as positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) and particle image velocimetry (PIV).

  • Experience in supervision and mentoring of junior researchers including undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Organization / University: The University of Queensland, Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)Posted date: 12/09/2021Deadline: 04/10/2021Link: offer: Position attachment

Postdoctoral: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Statler College- 17895

West Virginia University open position

Company profile: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University seeks an outstanding candidate for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in the general area of advanced laser-based diagnostics with application on reacting/non-reacting flows and thermal/non-thermal plasmas. The target start date is January 01, 2022.The offer:
  • Conducting laser diagnostic research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI). This specifically involves:
    1. Design and develop a couple of laser diagnostics techniques. The techniques of interest include, but not limited to, Laser Induced Florescence (LIF), Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), Raman, Rayleigh and Thompson scattering.
    2. Align and calibrate the diagnostics techniques.
    3. Develop numerical platform to post-process the raw experimental data for quantification and calibration purpose.
  • Identifying public, private, or governmental research sponsors, initiating and assisting in the formulation and writing of externally funded research proposals.
  • Participating in teaching and outreach activities in the MAE Department.
  • Searching scientific literature to select and adapt methods or procedures that are most appropriate for specific research goals.
  • Preparing results of experimental findings for presentation to colleagues and sponsors at professional/technical conferences; and/or, for publication in scientific journals, as directed.
  • A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics or other closely related discipline.
  • Strong publication record as a first author in peer-reviewed journal papers.
  • Ability and high self-motivation to work productively and ethically, both independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Ability to assist undergraduate / graduate projects.
Organization / University: West Virginia UniversityPosted date: 25/09/2021Deadline: -For further information: Careersection

Postdoctoral: NIST/JHU research opportunity

Johns Hopkins University (JHU)_postdoc_position_fluid_mechanics
Company profile: Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) are seeking a highly qualified candidate for a postdoctoral research associateship. The successful candidate will perform unique studies of topographic effects on wind fields induced by strong winds such as hurricanes.The offer: The effort involves development and application of state-of-the-art Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques for turbulent boundary layer flow simulation, including quantification of uncertainty, and comparison of simulation results with measured data, including Particle Image Velocimetry measurements from wind tunnel tests and field measurements from instrumented towers. The work will be collaborative, involving code development using the OpenFOAM software. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with researchers in the Computational Wind Engineering area at NIST (Dr. DongHun Yeo), and the employment will be through JHU, with interactions with the fluid dynamics researchers there.Requirement:
  1. Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.
  2. Prior experience and contributions in Computational Fluid Dynamics and scientific computing. Strong programming and analytical skills are required.
Interested applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, names of three references, and a summary of recent work and interests. All applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to: Dr. DongHun Yeo donghun.yeo@nist.govOrganization / University: Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Posted date: 03/11/2021Deadline: 31/12/2021


Postdoctoral: Open position on aerosol and turbulence interactions

Paris particle tracking open position
Company profile: The present project funded by Direction Generale de l’Armement aims at using this system to systematically study the effect of particles on the carrier turbulent phase for a wide range of particle populations (density, size, loading).The offer: We have recently designed an experimental set-up to perform simultaneous measurement of particle and fluid velocity fields by interfacing Particle Image Velocimetry and Particle Tracking Velocimetry systems. The present project funded by Direction Generale de l’Armement aims at using this system to systematically study the effect of particles on the carrier turbulent phase for a wide range of particle populations (density, size, loading). We have chosen to work in a closed flow, turbulence is produced by two vibrated facing grids.We have recently designed an experimental set-up to perform simultaneous measurement of particle and fluid velocity fields by interfacing Particle Image Velocimetry and Particle Tracking Velocimetry systems. The present project funded by Direction Generale de l’Armement aims at using this system to systematically study the effect of particles on the carrier turbulent phase for a wide range of particle populations (density, size, loading). We have chosen to work in a closed flow, turbulence is produced by two vibrated facing grids.Requirement: Applicants should have a strong background in non-linear physics and/or in fluid dynamics. She/he should have obtained a PhD in experimental or theoretical physics, preferentially in the field of fluid mechanics, turbulence or dispersed phases.Organization / University: ENSTA Paris - Institut Polytechnique de ParisCollaboration: Marc Massot, CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, Anne Dejoan, CIEMAT Madrid, Aymeric Vié, EM2C CentraleSupelec. Posted date: -Deadline: 15/07/2021Duration: 1 to 2 years from fall 2021Contact: Romain Monchaux ( Position attachment

Postdoctoral: Research assistant in civil engineering

University of Dundee open position
Company profile: -The offer: The project will investigate how the release and wider dispersal of fines generated during blasted rock dumping operations (from road and rail tunnel excavations), and their potential environmental impacts within the fjord, can be minimised. The PDRA at Dundee will conduct scaled physical model experiments to establish dumping procedures that are most effective in depositing the blasted rock fragments to the seabed, while minimising wider fines dispersal from the margins of the coarse particle-laden plumes generated. The project will thus target improved physical understanding of the fluid dynamics of rock dumping operations, both within the vertical pipeline arrangement into which the rock fragments are dumped and following their release at depth into deep fjordic waters. Your priorities will include:
  • Collate and analyse previous literature on the physical characterisation of coarse particle-laden plumes and dumping of rock rubble in deep water.
  • Design and execute scaled physical modelling experiments aligned with the scientific, environmental and commercial objectives outlined in the project description.
  • Conduct data post-processing and analysis (i) to develop improved parameterisations for polydisperse sedimentation and size-segregation of the rock fragments during dumping, and (ii) to inform improved dumping strategies to minimise environmental impact.
  • Assist on external collaborative research activities (e.g. steering group meetings, knowledge exchange) and the provision of strategic research outputs (e.g. journal papers).
Requirement: Who we’re looking for: Completion, or near-completion of PhD in relevant discipline, e.g. environmental fluid mechanics, hydrodynamic modelling, sediment transport dynamics. Experience in designing and/or conducting experimental studies in a logical, precise and systematic manner, preferably in environmental fluid mechanics, coastal/marine hydrodynamics and/or sediment transport processes. Experience utilising advanced laboratory facilities and measurement techniques, e.g. particle image velocimetry, acoustic/ultrasonic velocity profiling, image analysis. A developing publication record in high quality academic journals and/or presentations at international conferences. Excellent analytical skills utilising appropriate software packages and/or programming.Organization / University: University of DundeePosted date: 06/10/2021Deadline: 04/11/2021

Link: science-engineering/research

Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Engineer: Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Georgia tech university particle image velocimetry open position

Company profile: The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University (Georgia Tech, Atlanta Campus) is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the position of Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Engineer I in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory.The offer: Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct a variety of team-oriented and independent investigations in the planning, development, and implementation of original experimental procedures within the overall scope of the research project.
  • Collect, analyze and report on experimental data; create and maintain accurate and timely records of test results and protocol design; publish research findings in conference proceedings and high-impact research journals.
  • Exercise independent responsibility for project outcomes, and design research for others to conduct.
  • Actively participate in soliciting funds through various federally funded research grant mechanisms (NIH, NSF etc.), and translational research funds. Participate in industry projects.
  • Work on innovation oriented technological projects with potential for commercialization.
  • Mentor graduate students, undergraduate students, and technicians.
  • M.S.(Research Engineer I) or Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, or related area
  • Demonstrated experience in experimental techniques and/or computational techniques in solid mechanics and fluid mechanics.
  • Demonstrated experience with Particle Image Velocimetry, CAD software (Solidworks), instrumentation, machining/fabrication, finite element simulations, computational fluid dynamics or related design skills.
Organization / University: Georgia Tech and Emory University (Georgia Tech, Atlanta Campus)Posted date: 04/10/2021Deadline: Immediate opening


Postdoctoral: Open position on respiratory droplets and pathogen transport in the built environment

Empa particle tracking open position
Company profile: Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.The offer: The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with our scientific and technical team, focusing on experimental and numerical aspects of airborne virus transmission. The main objectives are: to characterize and model the transport of potentially virus-laden respiratory droplets and aerosol through the environment; to assess the impact of droplet and aerosol fluid dynamics to the viral transmissibility; to quantitatively evaluate the effectiveness of measures such as physical distancing and use of personal protective equipment; to assess the risk of indoor infection under different ambient conditions. The project will combine experimental techniques (e.g., Particle Image Velocimetry, Background Oriented Schlieren) and numerical models (to be validated against the experimental observation). Beside the application to pathogen transport, there will be a strong methodological component.Requirement: The applicants must hold a recent PhD degree, preferably in physics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or related fields. We are seeking a curious, creative, critical individual committed to scientific excellence and high ethical standard. The ideal candidate has a proven experience in combining experiments and simulations to fluid dynamics problems; experience in working with PIV/PTV systems and/or in modeling droplets and aerosols is an asset.Organization / University: Empa, The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Posted date: 30/04/2021Deadline: 30/05/2021For further information: about the position please contact Dr Ivan Lunati, Head of Laboratory, or Dr Claudio Mucignat, Scientist, and visit our websites and Empa-Video

Postdoctoral: Pusan National University

Pusan National University Particle Image Velocimetry open position
Company profile: Pusan National University is one of South Korea’s topmost national universities which offers a variety of courses in the field of Engineering.The offer: Large scale computational thermo-fluid dynamics laboratory at Pusan National University & Rolls-Royce and Pusan National University Technology Centre (RRUTC) in Thermal Management & LG University Future Research Center (UFRC) in Thermal System Design are looking for aspirants researchers (Holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering) for several Postdoctoral positions who are willing to take up new cutting edge research challenges. Large scale computational thermo-fluid dynamics laboratory, Rolls-Royce PNU UTC, and LG UFRC are lab and research centers under the School of Mechanical Engineering dedicated to a wide range of research activities both academic and industrial. The lab and centers mainly focus on the following research areas:
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Artificial neural network (ANN) and Deep learning
  • Advanced heat exchanger design (Thermal Management)
  • Molecular dynamics (MD)
  • Phase change material (PCM)
  • Direct numerical simulation (non-Newtonian flow)
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
Requirement: Required profile:
  • Holds a Ph.D. degree in Fluid Mechanics/heat transfer or closely related field (as mentioned above) from an internationally renowned university.
  • Excellent Programming skills (FORTRAN or Python).
  • Ability to identify opportunities for research, development, and collaboration.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with international research experience.
  • Outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Hands-on experience of UDF (User Defined Functions) in Ansys Fluent.
  • Hands-on Experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics and experimental analysis.
Organization / University: Pusan National UniversityPosted date: 16/09/2021Deadline: 23/09/2021Link: Sudhanshu Pandey

Postdoctoral: Advanced Laser Diagnostics

Sandia National Laboratories_open_position
Company profile: The Diagnostic Science and Engineering Department (01512) develops and applies diagnostics for engineering sciences applications. We develop the expertise needed to adapt measurement techniques to challenging environments and understand the additional uncertainty which may be introduced.The offer: This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. Requirement: Required: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or closely related field
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct experimental research and communicate results to the wider scientific community through technical publications and presentation
  • Expertise with high-energy nanoscecond, picosecond, and/or femtosecond laser systems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L clearance
  • Experience with laser diagnostic techniques such as coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF), digital in-line holography (DIH), particle image velocimetry (PIV), tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), spontaneous Raman scattering (SRS), and/or filtered Rayleigh scattering (FRS)
  • Understanding of data acquisition and signal processing methods and associated computer tools
Organization / University: Sandia National LaboratoriesPosted date: 28/10/2021Deadline: -

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