Job ID: 147709

PhD Positions in CFD-based Design Optimization

Iowa State University

  • Oct. 14, 2020
  • PhD Positions in CFD-based Design Optimization
  • Aerospace Engineering Department
  • Iowa State University
    Ames, IA
  • Jan. 15, 2021
  • Aug. 1, 2021
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Civil Engineering

The iDesign lab ( is hiring multiple Ph.D. students for the Fall of 2021. The students will work with faculties and students from the iDesign lab and our collaborators to develop state-of-the-art numerical algorithms and codes, and use them to perform high-fidelity multidisciplinary optimization for aerospace engineering designs. They will also be able to attend conferences and workshops, presenting research, and communicating with peers in academia and industry.

The students are expected to work on the following projects: unsteady CFD and adjoint development for aerodynamic optimization of urban air mobility vehicles, and modular CFD and adjoint framework for large-scale multidisciplinary design optimization.

Iowa State University is located in Ames, IA, 40 minutes from the Des Moines metro area. Ames is constantly ranked as a top college town in the US. According to the US News 2020 report, the ISU’s College of Engineering ranks 22nd among 132 public universities in the US, and the ISU’s Aerospace Engineering graduate program ranks 19th among all public universities.

If you are interested, please send me an email and attach your CV. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a formal application to the ISU admission website.

  • Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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  • Ping He
    Aerospace Engineering Department
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA

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