Postdoctoral Appointee – Non-Road Engine Combustion Modeling

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, USA

Job posting number: #7162230 (Ref:416307)

Posted: August 17, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Multi-Physics Computation Section at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking to hire a postdoctoral appointee. The successful candidate’s research will involve synergistic collaborations with a multidisciplinary team involving engine modelers, CFD and AI/ML experts, and computational scientists to enhance the predictive capability and scalability of multi-scale and multi-physics simulation codes.

The candidate will perform multi-physics and multi-scale computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations for novel internal combustion engines (ICEs) fueled with low/zero-carbon fuels and used in combined heat and power systems and chemical reforming systems by leveraging high-performance computing (HPC) resources.

  • Perform high-fidelity CFD simulations of ICEs’ in-cylinder processes involving gaseous fuel injection, turbulent jet ignition, turbulent combustion, pollutant formation, and heat transfer phenomena.

  • Perform optimization of combustion chamber geometry and operational parameters of ICEs to achieve higher efficiency, desired throughput, and lower emissions.

  • Improve and develop CFD submodels in commercial CFD codes such as CONVERGE to improve the predictive capability of simulation.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in mechanical/aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, or a related discipline earned no more than three years ago is required.

  • Expertise in CFD modeling of turbulent reacting flows in advanced propulsion and energy conversion systems using CFD codes (e.g., CONVERGE, STAR-CD, OpenFOAM, etc.) is required.

  • Knowledge of ICEs’ combustion theory and modeling, extensive knowledge of advanced ignition and combustion concepts for ICEs, as well as good understanding of turbulence, chemical kinetics are required.

  • Experience in multi-dimensional code development (in Fortran/C/C++) and parallel scientific computing on large-scale HPC platforms is highly desirable.

  • Experience in carrying out research tasks with industry partners.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Collaborative skills, including the ability to work well with other divisions, laboratories, and universities.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7162230 (Ref:416307)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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