Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering

  • Subscription until August, 15, 2020

The project consists in the computational implementation and evaluation of numerical simulation techniques with Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method for modeling the hydrodynamic and heat transfer processes that occur in liquid and gas-liquid flows with phase change in microchannels of high-performance heat exchangers. The main task is the development of 2D and 3D codes for simulating liquid-gas phase change in microchannels with appropriate Lattice Boltzmann methodologies under study in our research group, which is based in the São Carlos School of Engineering of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

It is expected that the candidate has computational programming skills (C, C++, Fortran, CUDA, Matlab); including experience in the development of computational tools using shared memory architectures (GPUs). Experience in simulating fluid flows and transport phenomena with Lagrangian methods is desirable. Some knowledge on kinetic theory of gases and statistical methods for fluid modeling is also considered.

Please send a cover letter justifying your interest in the position and describing your research experience on the proposed topic, a copy of CV, and two recommendation letters to Prof. Luben Cabezas Gómez by the e-mail: lubencg@sc.usp.br. The registration deadline of applications will end on August 15, 2020.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a Post-Doctoral fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equival8ent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.

More information about the fellowship is at: fapesp.br/oportunidades/3734.