Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Fluid Dynamics

13 Mar 2023
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12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate post-doctoral research fellow to work on a funded research project that looks into mixed-mode ventilation in the tropics. The aim of the research is to develop a real-time occupant centric sensing and control strategy that optimizes total building performance for mixed-mode ventilation in the tropics. The post-doctoral research fellow will be supervised by the principal investigator Dr. Adrian Chong from the Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Ph.D. in Architecture, Engineering, Computer science or a related field
  • Proficiency (with a demonstrated track record) in CFD software Openfoam.
  • Familiarity with airflow networks and modeling of airflow in Energy Plus.
  • Proficiency in programming languages Python and/or R
  • Good communication skills, and an ability to present research in both academic and non-academic venues.
  • Good scientific writing, communication and learning skills.


  • Develop detailed transient and steady-state CFD models using openfoam.
  • Develop CFD models to aid the design of the testbed and demonstration site for optimal mixed-model ventilation.
  • Establish a method of integrating real-time data with simulation models.
  • Investigate and develop scalable CFD simulation methods for use in real-time building controls.
  • Evaluate and quantify total building performance of proposed mixed-mode ventilation controls in an actual testbed and subsequently in an actual demonstration site.
  • Develop models to generalize findings and propose guidelines for future implementations of effective mixed-mode ventilation.
  • Document models and analysis tools on GitHub, or as required.
  • Organize, analyze and publish research in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: School of Design And Environment
Department: Built Environment
Employee Referral Eligible: No

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