Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New Approaches to Rarefied Gas Dynamics

The University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland, UK) has a new
opportunity available for a postdoctoral researcher in applied
mathematics or engineering to join an active research team
investigating new ways of simulating rarefied gas flows.
The research project: Predicting how gases behave at high speeds or
small scales is key to a diverse range of future technologies: high
Mach number, high altitude flight could transform global travel, while
nano- and micro-devices change our macro environment by manipulating it
at the smallest scales. While these technologies seem, at first sight,
unlikely partners, both depend on a deep understanding of fluid
dynamics under extreme conditions - beyond that of current models.
The research challenge is to develop this new fluid dynamics from the
fundamental statistical molecular mechanics of gases, and we are now
looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with us on this.
Further details: The project will be based in the Mechanical
Engineering Department of Strathclyde University
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, which was rated a top 5 in the last
Research Assessment Exercise in the UK. The worldwide interest in this
research means that, during the course of the project, the Research
Fellow will be encouraged to present his/her work at international
conferences. The research will be supervised by Professor Jason Reese
(further details about the project can be obtained from him by emailing
snipped-for-privacy@strath.ac.uk) and Professor Colin McInnes. The position is
for 3 years, starting on 1st November 2005 - although this start date
is flexible.
Person requirements: as this is challenging theoretical work, you will
need to have (or be close to completion of) a PhD in Applied
Mathematics, or a theoretical topic in Mechanical or Aeronautical
Engineering. If you have a special interest in kinetic theory or
mathematical modelling of rarefied gas flows, and/or experience with
Mathematica or Maple, this would be an advantage.
Salary: the starting salary is =A325,699 p.a. (point 10 on the RA1A
scale, and is under review), and will rise each year of the project, in
addition to a cost-of-living rise.
To apply: please email a covering letter (explaining why you think you
are the right person for this position) and full Curriculum Vitae (or
Resume), with a list of your publications and the names and contact
details of two referees to: snipped-for-privacy@strath.ac.uk
Closing date: the closing date for all applications is Monday 10th
October 2005.
We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the
community.
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