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.