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PhD position in Rotorcraft Aerodynamics
Auburn University

Date Posted Mar. 5, 2022
Title PhD position in Rotorcraft Aerodynamics
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2022
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering

1 fully-funded Ph.D. position is available in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University in the area of rotorcraft drone aerodynamics starting Fall 2022. The Ph.D. student will be working on an US Army funded project to investigate aerodynamic interactions of a counter-rotating coaxial rotor with a ground plane.

The student will be responsible for design and implementation of the experimental setup and all aspects of data acquisition, analysis, and dissemination. This new project is complimentary to ongoing work at Auburn University on rotorcraft aerodynamics.

For this position, background experience in experiments or hands-on work is strongly preferred. Applicants should have a fundamental background in fluid mechanics and/or aerodynamics in general. Working knowledge of data acquisitions (DAQ) systems (National Instruments DAQ and LabVIEW), computer-aided design software (SOLIDWORKS, CATIA etc.), and knowledge of software MATLAB and Tecplot. Applicants should be highly motivated and passionate about conducting Ph.D. research. Applicants with an MS degree are highly encouraged to apply. 

Interested applicants should email their applications with their CV, Transcripts, any previous publication(s), GRE scores, TOEFL score (if required) to Vrishank Raghav ( A video conference interview will be conducted soon thereafter.

Selected candidate(s) will receive an application fee waiver.

  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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  • Vrishank Raghav
    Aerospace Engineering
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
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