2 PhD Opportunities on Wildland Fire Behavior at WPI, MA, USA

Applications are being sought for two Research Associates (PhD students) to conduct research in the area of wildland fire behavior and particularly on the multi-scale physics of the interactions between fire, wind and vegetation. The PhD students will work on the development of sub-models for CFD simulations of wildland fire spread through the development of a combined experimental and numerical approach.

The applicants are expected to possess a Master in Fire Protection, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering with research or educational background in fire, combustion and/or thermal science. The successful candidates should have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. Background in CFD modeling and fire experiments is a plus. Funding from a federal grant for these two positions is expected to last for three years.

Applications and associated information are requested to be submitted to the attention of Prof. Albert Simeoni, at [email protected] by February 12th, 2021 but will be accepted until the position is filled. The earliest start date for these positions is March 1st, 2021.