The International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is seeking candidates for PhD studies.
Students will belong to the newly created Computational Mathematics and Physics department, which will be focused on the development of computational methods for the numerical approximation of partial differential equations (PDEs).
The creation of this group is funded by the Starting Grant COMFUS, recently awarded to Dr. Santiago Badia by the European Research Council (ERC). COMFUS is a five-year project that aims to advance in the field of numerical methods for fusion reactors technology. It involves the numerical approximation of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), electromagnetics and plasma physics.
We are looking for motivated engineers, mathematicians and physicists with background on finite element methods, numerical analysis and/or parallel computing.
Some of the active lines of research of the group are: finite element formulations for thermally coupled MHD, MHD turbulence modeling, Vlasov-Maxwell solvers, fluid-structure interaction, linear solvers for sparse saddle-point matrices and parallel computing.
The positions will remain opened till filled, but it is recommended to apply before the end of January 2011.
Send your application, providing CV, to:
Recommendation letters will likely be requested.
Dr. Santiago Badia
CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering