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PhD Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics

Applicants are invited to apply for PhD position in computer science at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is June 30, 2015.

The Turbulent Flow Simulation and Optimization research group at KU Leuven focuses on supercomputing and the development of computational methods for the simulation and optimization of high-Reynolds number turbulent flows with applications to wind energy, atmospheric dispersion, and turbulent boundary layers. The group develops its own fully parallelized simulation software SP-Wind, that consists of a state-of-the-art psuedo-spectral turbulent flow solver for large-eddy simulations and direct numerical simulations, including non-linear adjoints for optimal control.

Research on wind energy in the group is supported among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The AWESCO PhD position will be supervised by world leading experts in turbulent flow simulation and optimal control of turbulent flows and shall prepare the fellows for a high-level career in wind energy and fluid mechanics in industry or in academia.

Application Requirements
Ideal candidates have a master degree in one of the following or related fields: fluid mechanics, aerospace or mathematical engineering, numerical mathematics, or computational physics. They should have a good background or interest in fluid mechanics, optimization, simulation, and programming (Fortran, C/C + +, Matlab, python,...), as well as a desire to contribute to the development of open-source software and the success of real-world experiments.

Proficiency in English is a requirement. The positions adhere to the European policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, you need to be an early stage researcher and simultaneously fulfill the following criteria at the time of recruitment:.
- Nationality: you may be of any nationality.
- Mobility: you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc...) in Belgium for more than 12months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment under the AWESCO project.
- Qualifications and research experience: you must be in the first 4 years of your research career after the master degree was awarded.

How to apply?
To apply, use the KU Leuven online application system through the link below (applications by email will not be considered).

Please include:.
- An academic CV and a PDF of your diplomas and transcript of course work and grades.
- Statement of research interests and career goals, indicating in which of the AWESCO positions you are interested.
- Sample of technical writing, e.g. a paper with you as main author, or your bachelor or master thesis.
- List of at least two references: names, phone numbers, and email addresses e) some proof of proficiency in English (e.g.language test results from TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, or CPE)

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