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PhD Position in Building Energy Systems
Oklahoma State University

Date Posted Feb. 1, 2023
Title PhD Position in Building Energy Systems
University Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Civil Engineering
    Architectural (Building & Construction)

PhD Position in Building Energy Systems

Oklahoma State University

We are looking for motivated PhD students to join our team for research in the field of building energy systems at the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University. Qualified candidates are expected to have a background in building technology research and interest in modeling and experiments. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in:

  • Building Heat Transfer and Energy Analysis
  • HVAC System Simulation and Design
  • Grid-Interactive District Energy Systems
  • Building-To-Grid Integration
  • Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Preferred Qualifications

 Applicants should have:

  • Strong academic records with a degree in Mechanical, Architectural, Electrical Engineering or related fields
  • Strong background in thermo-fluid science, HVAC systems, building and community energy and control systems, data science
  • Research experience with peer-reviewed publications
  • Computer programming experience (e.g., Python, MATLAB, C/C++, …)
  • Experience with building energy simulation software (e.g., EnergyPlus, Modelica, …)
  • Experience with Laboratory Experiments, instrumentations, controls, and data acquisition (e.g., LabVIEW)
  • Good English verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivation, ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team environment

Contact Information

Interested candidates should reach out to Dr. Ardeshir Moftakhari ( with their CV and full BS/MS transcripts. The position will begin in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.  Applications will be immediately reviewed until the positions are filled.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Ardeshir Moftakhari
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Oklahoma State University
    Stillwater, OK 74078


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