Research Fellow, Department of Architecture

02 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

In the face of global climate changes and rapid urbanization, improving the resilience of our high-density cities is an urgent priority nowadays, and it will increase in importance for decades to come. This future resilience project aims to provide a robustness-based planning and design framework to guide and optimize the way of future urban development with the goal of improving future urban resilience. This framework will be developed based on a comprehensive multi-layer network, and will include multi-scale-physics climate understandings, modelling methods and design solutions. The numerical modelling work will enable us to analyse the interaction between urban area and atmosphere at multiple scales, and to anticipate the coupling effect of future urbanization and climate change on urban climate, to prepare Singapore and other Asian mega cities to the future climate challenges. 

Job Requirements

  • Candidate must have a relevant Ph.D. degree;
  • Capability/hands-on experience with mesoscale models (e.g., Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) with urban canopy model) in urban thermal environment and air pollution simulations;
  • Strong team spirit;
  • Good time management and planning;
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English as candidate is required to present his/her research finding through both written publications and oral presentations in English
  • Highly motivated individual with capacity to work independently.
  • Knowledge of urban climate and micrometeorology;
  • Basic knowledge and hands-on experience of at least one scripting/computer language (e.g. Python and Fortran) is required;
  • Proficiency in Linux operating environment.
  • Some knowledge of CFD models is an advantage.

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Architecture
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 15238

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