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Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D. position)
Cleveland State University

Date Posted Jun. 7, 2022
Title Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D. position)
University Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
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GRA POSITIONS                Multiple positions (preferred starting date: Summer 2022-open until filled)

                                                Three years of fully-funded positions


Opportunity:                     The GRA will work on one of the following topics with a focus on renewable energy solutions:

  • Artificial intelligence for fluid dynamics
  • Reduced-order models for flow feature extraction
  • Wind engineering and hazard mitigation
  • Predictive health monitoring using a digital twin of renewable energy systems
  • High-performance buildings: micro-grids, renewable energy integration, and digital twin


Required Qualifications:

  • BSc/MSc degree in one of the following engineering disciplines:
  • Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Computer engineering, Industrial engineering, Applied mathematics
  • BSc/MSc degree received in 2016 or later
  • Demonstrated competencies in one or more of these categories:
    1. Machine learning/deep learning
    2. Numerical fluids dynamics
    3. Experimental fluid dynamics
  • Published at least 1 peer-reviewed publication as a first author
  • US citizens and Greengard holders are preferred (or international students in the USA) but, international students are welcome to apply.


Required skills:

  • Proven programming skills in MATLAB and Python (other programming languages like C, C++ are acceptable)
  • Proven modeling skills in Computational Fluid Dynamics in ANSYS/StarCCM+/OpenFoam
  • The ability to work in a team, take initiative, and be result-oriented and organized
  • Proficiency in oral and written English that supports working on project reports/publications


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in thermal-fluids sciences
  • Strong mathematical background in data analytics and/or optimization
  • Certifications/publications within data analytics and artificial intelligence domains
  • Proven skills in cost-performance tradeoff analysis


DOCUMENTS:                    The following documents should be emailed to Dr. Goudarzi:

  • CV (2-page maximum)
  • Cover letter (1 page)
    • elaborating the applicant’s interest and background in the above research areas, demonstrating required qualifications as well as required/preferred skills)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Sample publications
  • Related certifications and courses
  • Any other documents that support your application

  • Cleveland State University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and education. No person at the university will be denied opportunity for employment or education or be subject to discrimination in any project, program, or activity because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran and/or other protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Navid Goudarzi
    Mechanical Engineering
    Cleveland State University
    1960 East 24th Street Fenn Hall 245
    Cleveland, OH 44115


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