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Job Summary

A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available to work with Professor Philip Roe in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The topic is the development of a new method, called the Active Flux method, for the numerical solution of conservation laws, with special reference to the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations. The motivation for this research is a conviction that all modes of information transfer in the computer should follow as closely as possible the paths taken by those modes in reality. In one space dimension this idea leads to upwind differencing and Riemann solvers, but in higher dimensions this analysis is incomplete. By more faithfully matching the information transfer it is hoped to substantially reduce the computing time taken to obtain accurate solutions.  Information on the project can be found at The project is supported by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and the Ohio Aerospace Institute.


Contribute to all aspects of developing the Active Flux method, by analysis and coding. We aim to rewrite the textbooks!

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. degree in any field providing experience with compressible Computational Fluid Dynamics; ability to work independently as well as with a small team of graduate students.

Desired Qualifications*

Knowledge of high-order methods on unstructured grids; The successful applicant will be equally enthusiastic about mathematical analysis and scientific programming and will be willing to question all of the accepted concepts in compressible CFD.

Additional Information

A salary of $47,500 plus comprehensive benefits will be paid. The appointment will be for an initial period of one year with renewal possible for two additional years.

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