Dr. Brian Peterson is accepting applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position in the institute for Multiscale Thermofluids within the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. The option to extend the PDRA for an additional year is available.
The appointee will focus on the development and application of advanced diagnostics to perform fundamental, ground-breaking experimental measurements that resolve thermo-chemical and thermo-fluid processes at gas/wall interfaces. In particular, we are interested in resolving transient boundary layer development under transient gas pressures and studying the consequences it has on thermal gas loss and flame quenching. Measurements will be conducted in a variety of facilities including a (i) high pressure, high temperature steady-flow chamber, (ii) constant volume vessel with transient pressure rise and decay, and (iii) an optically accessible engine. Measurements will be performed with a suite of advanced laser diagnostics that will include:
• Short-pulse (fs/ps) coherent anti-stokes Raman Spectroscopy in line format
• Phosphor thermometry
• Laser-induced fluorescence
• Particle image velocimetry / particle tracking velocimetry
Candidates must have experience with at least one of the aforementioned diagnostics and have his/her PhD in a relevant field such as Physics, Physical Chemistry or Engineering. Good candidates should also be confident with aspects of design and can contribute towards modifying vessel designs for application of near-wall studies.
This project offers the opportunity to work in an area of high interest within the international combustion and diagnostic community. The PDRA will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at TU Darmstadt (Germany) and Sandia National Laboratories (US).
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