Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Fluid Mechanics

August 29, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University announces the availability of a postdoctoral position in the area of experimental fluid mechanics, starting in the Fall of 2018. The objective of the project is to investigate and model a series of physical processes involved with the dispersion of crude oil spills. Included are breakup, entrainment, and transport of oil with and without dispersants, as well interaction of oil with marine zooplankton in several canonical flow settings, such as breaking waves, plumes, planar shear layers and isotropic turbulence over a wide range of scales.  This effort would include assembly or modifications of specialized facilities, development and applications of novel measurement techniques, detailed measurements and analysis, as well as interactions with collaborating groups from several institutions. A Ph.D. degree and extensive background in fluid mechanics, particularly in experimental research, is required. Prior experience in multiphase flows, turbulent flows, and optical/acoustic measurement techniques is desirable.

    Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume, including an updated list of publications (along with a sample of a couple of these publications) and names of references electronically to or by surface mail to:

    Experimental Fluids Postdoc
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    The Johns Hopkins University
    3400 N. Charles Street
    Latrobe Hall # 223
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    Technical questions on the available positions can be addressed to Prof. J. Katz at

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