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Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Thermal Science
University of Pretoria

Date Posted Aug. 26, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Thermal Science
University University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa
Department Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Feb. 1, 2022
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering

The University of Pretoria invites applications from excellent doctoral graduates to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University. These fellowship enable recent doctoral graduates to join the University as postdoctoral researchers, and to develop their research skills and academic careers through participation in the University’s areas of research strength and strategic priorities. One of the University’s research strengths are energy and in the wide field of energy in heat transfer. This research is being conducted in the School of Engineering, in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.

The School of Engineering has 7,000 students and is ranked by the ISI on citations as amongst the world’s top 1%. The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering is the largest Department of Mechanical Engineering in South Africa, comprising 50 Faculty and more than 1,900 Undergraduate and Graduate Students. The Programme offered by the Departments is internationally recognized, via the Washington Accord.

The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering which enjoys an international reputation in teaching and research, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for a Postdoctoral Position, to be filled as soon as possible.

Postdoctoral Positions are awarded for periods of two years. Applicants are expected to be less than 35 years in age and must have obtained their PhD’s within the past five years. Publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals are expected. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and creative, with good communication skills and with expertise in experimental heat transfer (single phase convection or condensation), nanonfluids, CSP and topology optimization. For more details on current and future research, go to:

The total monetary value of the fellowship for 2020 has not yet been finalized but is sufficient to include for accommodation, travel, and living costs (which are much cheaper than most other countries in the world).

We are looking for post-doctoral fellows for the Clean Energy Research Group who has experience in experimental/CFD in boiling, condensation and single phase convective heat transfer.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the deadline is 11 September 2021. The application process consists of two steps. The first step is to forward a short cover letter and CV to the Head of the Department, at:

Prof. J.P. Meyer
University of Pretoria
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Pretoria, 0002 South Africa

If selected, then the second step follows, which is a more complete research proposal (with reference letters) that needs to be submitted.

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Contact Information

  • Prof Josua Meyer
    Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    University of Pretoria
    1 Lynwood Road
    South Africa


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