- Rutgers University
- Location: Piscataway, NJ
- Job Number: 7062377
- Posting Date: Nov 17, 2019
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionMultiple Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical or Related Engineering Fields
Subject Areas: Composite Structures, Reduced-Order Modeling, Structural Dynamics, Aero/Hydro Dynamics, Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization, and Control.
Applications: Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) Design, Wind Energy
Multiple postdoctoral positions are available at Rutgers University. Positions are full time, and expected to start in January 2020. The positions are fully funded with a recent award from Department of Energy ARPA-E’s ATLANTIS Program. Details of the project are provided below. Candidates will work under the guidance of one of the following investigators: Dr. Onur Bilgen (PI), or Dr. Laurent Burlion (co-PI).
Candidate should have strong background in mechanical, and/or aerospace engineering, or in a similar engineering field. There are three two-year positions and one one-year position. It is critical that the candidate will be able to participate in the project for the full durations of these positions.
1. Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree in mechanical, aerospace, or in a similar engineering field.
2. Published/accepted journal papers.
3. Programming skills in Matlab, Simulink, and Python.
4. Knowledge in the Linux operating system, open-source codes, GitHub, and parallel processing.
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Desired Knowledge and Skills:
1. Excellent knowledge in one or more of the following subject areas: Composite structures, structural dynamics, gradient-based optimization, parallel processing, aero- and hydro-dynamics, Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes methods, multidisciplinary design optimization, and control.
2. General knowledge/experience in open-source computational structural dynamics (CSD), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), gradient-based optimization, and computer aided design (CAD) codes.
3. Experience in one or more of the following codes: TACS, OpenFAST, OpenMDAO.
4. Experience or basic knowledge in one or more of the following codes/methods: HAWC2, ADflow, EllipSys3D, MoorDyn, HydroDyn, OpenFOAM, interFOAM, waves2Foam.
A multidisciplinary team of three primary universities (Rutgers University, University of Michigan, and Brigham Young University), experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and two international collaborators (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, and Technical University of Denmark, TUD) recently won an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Aerodynamic Turbines Lighter and Afloat with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) Program. Our project is one of 13 new projects to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines, or wind farms, using the discipline of control co-design. The program description can be seen here: https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=arpa-e-programs/atlantis . The goal of our team is to develop a computationally efficient mixed-fidelity control co-design optimization framework for floating offshore wind turbine design. Our project will yield a modular framework to support the broad mission of the DOE ARPA-E ATLANTIS Program.
Please submit your application through the online application portal.
Direct Link: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/105817
Posting # 19FA2481
In your application, please include a cover letter, CV, all transcripts, and five references (including postdoc supervisor(s), and Ph.D. and M.S. advisors if applicable.) Please indicate the relationship of the references.