The successful candidate will perform research in one or more of the following areas:
Water Wave: Theoretical analysis and numerical simulation of nonlinear water wave dynamics, in the areas of wave-current interaction, interaction between internal and surface waves, air-sea interaction, nonlinear broadband wind-wave evolution, and coastal wave dynamics.
Turbulent Boundary Layer and Atmospheric Flow: Fundamental fluid dynamics of high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer, large-eddy simulation of atmospheric surface layer over complex terrains, coastal land-air-sea interaction processes, atmospheric internal boundary layer, data assimilation of field measurements, reduced-order modeling, and development of parameterizations for mesoscale numerical weather prediction models.
Offshore Wind Energy: Large-eddy simulation of wind/wave/windfarm interaction and floating wind turbine dynamics, prediction of nonlinear wave field, and reduced-order modeling of offshore wind turbine and wind farm for their control and optimization. Note that the postdoc working on offshore wind energy is also expected to contribute to the research on marine atmospheric boundary layer.
Multiphase Flows: Simulation of gas-liquid free-surface flows with the level set method, volume of fluid method, and adaptive mesh refinement technique. Simulation of particle-laden flows with point representation of particles and with the particle geometry resolved using immersed boundary method and adaptive mesh refinement method as well as resolved collision models about the particle-particle and particle-wall interactions. Applications of study include free-surface flow, interfacial mass and heat transfer, breaking waves, sediment transport, bubbly flows, sea spray, water droplets and aerosols, and thermal and phase-change processes therein.
Responsibilities include conducting computational and theoretical fluid mechanics research, publishing scientific papers, and assisting supervisor in grant application and project reporting, and helping supervise students. The initial appointment is for the period of one year. The appointment is renewable up to six years in total, pending the availability of funds and satisfactory performance and progress review.
Candidate must have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering, civil and environment engineering, aerospace engineering, applied mathematics, computational science, atmospheric sciences, physical oceanography, ocean engineering, or a related field. Substantial experience with computational and/or theoretical fluid mechanics research along with a strong publication record is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are preferred.
Internal Number: 336691
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