Research in Turbulent Flows
PhD Students

We are currently looking for new highly qualified Ph.D. students to lead computational efforts in on-going research in vortex-dominated and turbulent flows.  A successful candidate will be part of an inter-disciplinary group that includes a postdoc, three Ph.D. students, one Master’s student, and several undergraduate students and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty and students at the University of Memphis.   The focus of the research is on using and developing computational fluid dynamics and machine learning methods to understand turbulence in vortex-dominated flows such as those produced by rotorcraft, fans, wind turbines, and unmanned vehicles.   The positions are computational in nature and the candidate is expected to have significant computational and programming experience, ideally in C and Python languages, and ability to work on large research codes.  Experience with MPI is desirable.

The positions are fully funded with stipend, tuition, and benefits.  The student will work at the forefront of the cutting-edge turbulence and CFD research.  There will be opportunity to collaborate with researchers at national laboratories, publish in top-tier journal papers, and attend international professional conferences hosted by the American Physical Society, America Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, among others.

Interested applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, names of at least three references, and a summary of recent work and interests as a single PDF to Dr. Daniel Foti, dvfoti@memphis.edu.


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