PHD Student Wanted for full-time GRA

PHD Student Wanted for full-time GRA

(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

PI: Dr. Jay Frankel, Department Head and R. Myers Endowed Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

Title of NSF Grant: New Paradigms for Inverse Heat Conduction Problems: Creative analysis and experiments utilizing advanced technologies

Seeking full-time Ph.D. Student—
Highly Competitive Stipend, Tuition, Medical Insurance

Send Resume to Dr. J.I. Frankel
Initial Appointment is for Eight (8) months

Required Skillset: Heat transfer (mainly conduction); measurement techniques; thermocouple effects; uncertainty propagation; data reduction; applied mathematics (ordinary and partial differential equations; integral equations; numerical analysis; ill-posed mathematics); and, strong interest and desire for discovery. This is basic research.

Topic: Advanced analysis and development of slug calorimeters for high-speed flow applications involving hypersonic ground testing. Development of alternative means for calibrating thin-film temperature sensors in milli-second time scales for shock (impulsive) facilities. The approaches are analytically challenging (modeling and analysis). It is hope to perform benchtop experiments in the future for experimental validation studies. Interested student should contact Professor Frankel at his email: Professor Frankel can provide some archival papers providing technical details and illustrating the level of expectation.

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