The Applied Fluids Research Group (AFRG) at Auburn University has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of Experimental Fluid Mechanics. The research group led by PI – Vrishank Raghav has multidisciplinary research interests ranging from aerospace, biomedical, bio-inspired and wind engineering with currently funded projects related to the biomedical flows, rotating flows, internal flows, plume-surface interactions, droplet-laden flows, and more. Current sponsors include NSF, NIH, NASA, AvMC, and ARO. More information can be found at the following webpage – https://aub.ie/afrg
The primary focus of this position will be to support ongoing work in plume-surface interactions and rotorcraft aerodynamics with opportunities to contribute to other ongoing projects. Responsibilities will include planning and leading experiments including experimental facility design, diagnostic development, data acquisition, and data analysis; mentoring and support of graduate and undergraduate students; preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference publications and technical reports; presentation of work at professional conferences; and participation in the development of new research ideas and research proposals. Candidates will also be highly encouraged to use this opportunity to gain experience with new experimental techniques, such as light-field imaging, and/or new fields of research such as biomedical fluid dynamics.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline and must have an outstanding academic record. The successful candidate will have a fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics, experience in experimental fluid mechanics, and application of experimental diagnostic and imaging techniques including PIV. In addition, knowledge of software such as SOLIDWORKS (CAD), LabVIEW, Tecplot, MATLAB, and/or C/C++ is desired. The candidate should also possess strong oral and written communication skills and is expected to present at international conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
The position has an anticipated duration of one year, with the possibility of extensions based on availability of funds and performance, for a maximum of three years. Interested applicants should send, via e-mail, a cover letter describing their background, interest in the position and career goals; their C.V., an electronic copy of at least two representative publications; and a list of 3 references to:
Dr. Vrishank Raghav
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: (334) 844-6811