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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Postdoctoral position in Numerical Simulations of Combustion at University of Southampton

 A postdoctoral research fellowship is available within the School of Engineering Sciences (University of Southampton), which has consistently been ranked among the top UK engineering schools for teaching and research excellence.

The fellow is to conduct a fundamental study of combustion instabilities using direct numerical simulation (DNS). The work is part of a larger EPSRC funded project that consists of three aspects:
(a) analysing flame-acoustic interactions mathematically in order to derive simplified models for acoustic-flame coupling
(b) performing high-fidelity DNS to validate and extend the mathematical models
(c) developing and implementing active control algorithms for combustion instabilities.

The research is a collaboration between Professor X. Wu and Dr. A. Morgans (Imperial College London) and Professor K. H. Luo (Southampton). You will based in Southampton will work on DNS of combustion instabilities using massively parallel supercomputers. Youshould have or will shortly gain a
PhD in combustion or other related areas. Research experience in combustion instabilities, combustion noise, premixed flames as well as advanced numerical simulations will be advantageous. Competence in
programming in Fortran/C++ and parallel algorithms is also desirable.

This post is available from 1st April 2011 for up to 3 years. Salary - £27,319 – £30,747 per annum.

Enquiries should be made to Prof. K. H. Luo with a CV or by telephone at +44 (0)23 8059 7202 . Enquiries about the post based in Imperial College should be addressed to Prof X.Wu. Please apply on-line using the link below, or alternatively call 023 8059 2750 . The closing date for applications is 28 February 2011 at 12.00 noon. Please quote reference number 5224-11-B in all correspondence.

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