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PhD and Postdoc Openings in Multiphysics Computation and Optimization
University of South Carolina

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2023
Title PhD and Postdoc Openings in Multiphysics Computation and Optimization
University University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Available Immediately
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PhD and Postdoc Openings in Multiphysics Computation and Optimization

Ph.D. (with full graduate research assistantship-GRA) and postdoc positions in Mechanical Engineering are immediately available within the research group of Dr. Yi Wang at the University of South Carolina-USC (Columbia/Main campus,

Multiphysics Simulation, Machine Learning, and Design Optimization
We will investigate and develop multiphysics simulation, reduced order modeling, machine learning, and design optimization methods for a variety of engineering applications, which include but not limited to thermal-fluidics, aerospace and aeroservoelasticity, additive manufacturing, and microfluidics & nanofluidics.

Research efforts will include

  • Development of multiphysics models and simulation techniques
  • Development of reduced order models for multiphysics engineering systems
  • Development of big data analytics, machine learning, and optimization algorithms

The preferred qualifications include:

  • Strong background in linear algebra, and computational mathematics and/or mechanics
  • Experience in developing numerical models, codes, and computation algorithms (CFD and FEM), in particular, multi-phase flow and fluid-structural interactions
  • Hands-on experience with computing in Matlab, C/C++, Python, or other object-oriented programming languages
  • Strong interest and self-motivation to perform cutting-edge research and conquer challenges in real-world engineering and to publish high-impact papers

USC is the flagship university in the State of South Carolina, and the Ph.D. program at the department of Mechanical Engineering is ranked No. 31 nationally by the National Research Council (NRC) (, and the College of Engineering and Computing is ranked No. 1 in the State of South Carolina for faculty research productivity.  

The group of Dr. Wang focuses on computational and data-enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) and its applications in real-world multiphysics systems, including aerodynamics & aerospace, railroad engineering, micro/nanofluidics. CDS&E, recently emerging as a focal point of multidisciplinary research has been applied to essentially each phase of technology development and industrial engineering. Our group aims to discover and develop new methodologies, framework, and capabilities to bridge CDS&E and system engineering in the real world and with particular emphasis on multiphysics and engineering intelligence. To apply, please send your CV/Resume, publications, academic transcript, (GRE/IELTS for Ph.D. applicant), etc. in a single PDF to Dr. Wang ( with the email subject “Position Application”.

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Contact Information

  • Yi Wang
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of South Carolina
    300 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29208


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