Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering, Computational Fluid Mechanics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Bio Photonics and Energy Laboratory (BPEL) and the Vijay lab in the Engineering Division, New York University Abu Dhabi, seek to recruit a postdoctoral associate in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulationsmulti-phase flow modeling, and heat transfer analysis to work on the design and simulation of heat exchangers and heat recovery systems with applications in thermal management of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) systems.

The successful applicant will drive a fascinating project on the emerging designs for heat exchangers and heat recovery systems such as lattice-based, Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces (TPMS)-based, stochastic and gradient structures with applications in thermal management of solar PV and CSP systems. There will be a lot of learning opportunities on the job including use of additive manufacturing machines for fabrication of the optimized design. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students and will interact with several scientists from other disciplines.

The position is funded by ASPIRE – Virtual Research Institute Program. It is a 5-year program. The initial appointment is for 2 years and will be extended subject to satisfactory performance and funding agency requirements.

Applicants must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Applicants with expertise and experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), modeling of multiphase flows and heat transfer are highly encouraged to apply. Must have experience working with CFD software such as ANSYS Fluent / COMSOL / Abaqus.

The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, and educational subsidies for children as well as other benefits. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, transcript of degree, and contact information of three references, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Sunil Kumar ( or Prof. Vijayavenkataraman Sanjairaj (

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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