KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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Job description

The goal of this project is to develop and apply methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the analysis of turbulent flows on flat plates. To this end, high-order global spectral methods will be employed to perform both well-resolved large-eddy simulations and direct numerical simulations, in order to assess the influence of pressure gradient. We are in particular interested in further developing the aspects boundary conditions and UQ (uncertainty quantification). Strategies for flow control, aimed at reducing skin friction and avoiding separation, will also be explored. The researcher will become part of the Linné FLOW Centre, where he/she will have the possibility to interact with several related projects dealing with large-scale simulations and corresponding experiments, and will also have access to the multi-peta scale supercomputing facilities available at KTH, in conjunction with the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC).


A suitable background for this position would be a PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or computer science with a specialization in fluid mechanics, computational methods and/or applied mathematics. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications. 

Applicants must possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability

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  • Statement of professional interest.
  • CV with list of publications.
  • Transcripts from university/university college.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • PhD thesis and two selected scientific papers (in pdf format).

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 25%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2019-0628
  • Philipp Schlatter, Professor, +46 8 790 7176, pschlatt@mech.kth.se
  • Ricardo Vinuesa, Assistant.professor, +46 8 790 71 52, rvinuesa@kth.se
Published 29.Mar.2019
Last application date 15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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