Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on Fire Modelling at National University of Singapore

The Computational Combustion and Energy (CCE) Group in Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to conduct cutting-edge research in the area of turbulent combustion modelling.

The research will be supervised by Prof. Huangwei Zhang. The appointment runs for three years starting on April 1st, 2018. Salary ranges from S$60,000 – S$65,000 per annum.

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:


PhD in Applied Mathematics, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, completed within the last three years or soon to be completed.


Fluid mechanics, Combustion, Chemical kinetics, Computational fluid dynamics, Heat and mass transfer

Desired Skills:

– Experience in Fortran/C/C++ programming, HPC cluster usage, MPI-based parallel code development

– Experience in OpenFOAM or other open source or commercial CFD packages

– Experience in advanced turbulent combustion models

The general research topic for this position will be turbulent fire modelling. Large Eddy Simulation (LES) with Conditional Moment Closure (CMC) will be applied for predicting the turbulent flow fields and closing chemical source terms, respectively. This project is aimed at developing theoretical models and parallelized predictive solver for turbulent fire problems, based on high-fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) algorithms and advanced combustion models. With this, scientific problems related to fire (e.g. radiation, smoke dynamics and water spray for fire suppression) will be investigated numerically, based on the bench-marking experimental cases and also practical fire problems. The research will mainly rely on the parallel clusters from National Supercomputing Centre Singapore (NSCC).

To apply, email your request with detailed CV and also information of four references to Dr. Huangwei Zhang ([email protected]).