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Experimental Combustion under Extreme Conditions using Advanced Laser-Based Diagnostics
West Virginia University

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2021
Title Experimental Combustion under Extreme Conditions using Advanced Laser-Based Diagnostics
University West Virginia University More About This Institution...
Morgantown, WV, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering More About This Department...
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date January 2022
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
Multiple Ph.D. positions with full scholarships are available in the Plasma and Combustion Research Laboratory (PCRL) starting from Spring 2022 in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE) at West Virginia University. The successful candidate will have access to world-class research facilities and work in a vibrant and dynamic research group with the focus on cutting-edge research on ignition, combustion, low temperature plasma and alternative fuels using laser-based advanced diagnostics. PCRL welcomes highly motivated and hard-working applicants interested in working on multidisciplinary projects in the areas of combustion, propulsion, and plasma physics experimentation.

Basic qualifications
  • A M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other closely related discipline.
  • Outstanding academic records.
  • Satisfactory publication record as a first author in peer-reviewed journal papers.
  • Ability and high self-motivation to work productively and ethically, both independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Required qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in lab experimentation (e.g., data accusation, gas handling, working with tools, lab maintenance and safety).
  • Demonstrated experience with optical diagnostics for quantitative measurement of species concentration, temperature, pressure and/or velocity.

Preferred qualifications
  • Experience with combustion at extreme conditions (i.e., high-pressure, high-temperature, high-velocity, and low fuel concentration).
  • Prior experience with laser calibration and tuning.
  • Experience with machining (cutting, milling, drilling, …).
  • Prior basic theoretical knowledge of quantum mechanics and laser spectroscopy.

Interested candidates are encouraged to complete the questionnaire here. You will be contacted for the next step (i.e., formal interview and other documents) if your experience and background match our requirements. If you have any questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Omid Askari at email

  • WVU and WVURC are AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify, compliant employers.

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Contact Information

  • Omid Askari
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    West Virginia University
    1306 Evansdale Dr
    Morgantown, WV 26506


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