Post-doctoral Researcher on Turbulent Combustion Modeling

West Lafayette, Indiana
Sep 18, 2019
Nov 18, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type


The Computational Energy and Propulsion Lab (CEPL) in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University invites application for a post-doctoral researcher to conduct research in the area of turbulent combustion modeling. The main responsibility is to improve an in-house turbulent combustion modeling code and to perform high-fidelity parallel simulations of a laboratory-scale combustion rig. Reduced-order combustion models will then be constructed by using the obtained high-fidelity simulation data that can be used for combustion engine design and optimization. The position is available for one year, with a possibility for renewal up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. The anticipated starting date is January 2020.


Individuals with expertise in turbulent combustion modeling and a Ph.D. in relevant fields (including but not limited to mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and aerospace engineering) are encouraged to apply. All candidates must have strong, demonstrated research capability, be a good team player, excellent English written and spoken communication skills, and a Ph.D. in a relevant field, completed within the last three years or soon to be completed.

Highly qualified candidates are sought with the following qualities and expertise:

  • Expertise in CFD simulations for turbulence with RANS and/or LES.
  • Expertise in turbulent combustion models (e.g., transported PDF method, flamelet models).
  • Experience in high-performance computing and data analysis.
  • Knowledge in chemical kinetics and fundamentals of turbulence and combustion.
  • Advanced computer programming skills in FORTRAN and/or C/C++ and MPI parallelization.


To apply, please email your detailed CV along with the contact of three references in a single PDF file to The subject line of your email should read like this: PURDUE POSTDOC APPLICATION: [Last Name], [First Name] with [Last Name] and [First Name] replaced by your name.


Questions regarding the position should be directed to:

Prof. Haifeng Wang
ARMS 3313
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA