Postdoctoral Appointee - Energy Systems
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Lemont, IL 60439
Postdoctoral Appointee \- Energy Systems
Requisition Number: 407035 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: ES\-Energy Systems
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree or equivalent
Level \(Grade\): 700 Shift: 8:30 \- 5:00Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Basic PurposeAssist Principal Investigator \(PI\) in conducting computational fluid dynamics \(CFD\) studies of ignition and combustion processes in advanced spark\-ignition \(SI\) internal combustion engines \(ICEs\)\.Perform engine multi\-dimensional CFD simulations, expand/develop state\-of\-the\-art ignition and combustion models for multi\-dimensional simulations, and evaluate the impact of fuel properties and kinetics on ignition and combustion processes, including analyzing data, and reporting results\.The Candidate must have considerable knowledge of internal combustion engine theory and a solid background in CFD applied to engine multi\-dimensional modeling\. The Candidate is also required to have a good knowledge of the physics underlying ignition and turbulent combustion processes in SI engines and be familiar with conventional ignition technologies, thermal plasma properties, fuel kinetics, and turbulent combustion\.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience/QualificationsMinimum Education/Experience Requirements: Ph\.D\. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field and 0\-1 year of experience or equivalent\.
1\. Considerable knowledge of multi\-dimensional engine modeling and reactive flows\.
2\. Good skills to use engine CFD tools \(CONVERGE or others\)\.
3\. Good knowledge of spark\-ignition and turbulent combustion processes in engines\.
4\. Good knowledge of fuel properties, fuel kinetics and detailed mechanisms\.
5\. Good knowledge of advanced engines and fuels for transportation\.
6\. Good skill using Microsoft Office \(Word, Excel, PowerPoint\)\.
7\. Good skills in oral and written communications\.
8\. Good skill in working in a team environment\.
This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved through achieved through a Ph\.D\. degree in engineering, with 0\-1 year of experience or equivalent\.
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