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Postdoc Opening in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Biological Applications
Morgan State University

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2023
Title Postdoc Opening in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Biological Applications
University Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD, United States
Department Mechatronics Engineering
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechatronics
    Mechanical Engineering

Highly creative and outstanding individuals are sought immediately for a postdoctoral at the Morgan State University in computational modeling of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) for vocal fold vibration.

Full Description:

The overall objective in this project is to investigate the muscular atrophy effects of long duration human exploration mission on vocal fold adduction for airway protection. The person will work with an interdisciplinary team to independently develop hierarchical computational models for glottal airflow interacting with vocal fold in the process of voice production for both healthy and disease conditions. Although this position’s main responsibility is to develop numerical methods and computational frameworks, he/she is expected to interact with other members of the research team that consists of in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) engineers, animal experimentalists, and imaging scientists. The hierarchical models include both reduced-order and high-fidelity 3D FSI models that involve unsteady flow, large deformations, and nonlinear tissue mechanics.

Successful candidates should have a strong background in CFD, FSI, tissue mechanics modeling and programming. Other necessary/preferable skills include:

  • Large scale parallel computing, both programming and applications,
  • Programing in Fortran or C,
  • Nonlinear optimization,
  • Medical image processing and anatomical computational models,
  • Strong verbal/writing communication skills and ability to collaborate in a team.

This position will be supervised by Prof. Zheng Li in the Mechatronics Engineering Department at Morgan State University, and will collaborate with Prof. Haoxiang Luo in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and Prof. Sayce in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at University of Pittsburgh. The initial appointment is for 12 months, but multiple-year extension is possible depending on performance and availability of funding.

Review of applications will begin by Oct. 1st  2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date can be as early as Nov. 1st 2023.


Interested candidates should apply by sending email to both Prof. Zheng Li ( and Prof. Haoxiang Luo ( with the following documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) latest CV, and (3) contact information of at least 2 references (including name, affiliation, address, e-mail, and phone number).

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Zheng Li
    Mechatronics Engineering
    Morgan State University
    Baltimore, MD


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