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Ph.D. Position at Villanova University, US (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

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A Ph.D. position is available at Villanova University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, to conduct numerical simulations of biological and physiological flows. Financial support for tuition and stipend will be provided. The candidate is expected to start in fall 2019.

The candidate must have previous FORTRAN programming experience and familiar with Linux commands. Previous in-house code development experience is strongly preferred.


Qualifications and Skills:

·         1. Strong programming skills using Fortran

·         2. Strong knowledge of fluid mechanics and computational methods

·         3. A thesis-based Master’s degree is preferred

·         4. GPA above 3.0 out of 4.0

·         5. GRE Quantitative section >=160

·         6. TOEFL>=85 or IELTS>=7 for foreign students


How to Apply:

To apply, please send the following application materials to Dr. Chengyu Li (

·         1. Curriculum vitae

·         2. Transcripts from all previous institutions (official or unofficial)

·         3. GRE score

·         4.TOEFL or IELTS  score (for international applicants only)

·         5. An animation or still figures to demonstrate your previous simulation results are strongly preferred. Also, please include a brief description of your contributions to this work.


For details regarding Dr. Li’s research, please visit


Villanova University is a private research university that was founded in 1842. The university is located 12 miles from Philadelphia, and within a 2-hour drive from New York City. U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 49th best National University in the U.S. for 2019. Please refer to the following website for more details.

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