Open Ph.D. Position

There is a Ph.D. position open in the area of physics-based modeling of wildland fires. Multiple interacting processes including pyrolysis, combustion, turbulence and radiation make wildland fires complex, yet interesting phenomena. Physics-based models utilize advanced computational tools such as various CFD techniques to describe the behavior of fires. The student to be recruited to this position will meet the following requirements.


  • M.S. in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Chemical Engineering with background in CFD
  • Demonstrated skills in Matlab, Fortran or C programming

Preferred but not required:

  • Background in combustion or turbulence
  • Experience with parallel computations through MPI

Applicants should send their CV's to Dr. Babak Shotorban at