Postdoctoral Positions

Turbulent Combustion and Soot Modeling

CTRFL is currently recruiting multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates for projects relating to the development of computational modeling approaches for complex (multi-modal, non-adiabatic, etc.) turbulent combustion processes and the development of computational modeling approaches for soot size distribution evolution in turbulent combustion. Relevant expertise of interest includes Large Eddy Simulation of turbulent combustion, Direct Numerical Simulation of turbulent combustion, turbulent combustion modeling, and/or soot modeling. The appointments will be for one year with possible renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The start date is on or after September 1, 2020. Apply online and inform Prof. Mueller via email once you have submitted your application or for additional information.

Offshore Wind Turbine Simulations

UPDATE: This position has been filled, but another opening may available soon, depending on funding. Another update will be posted here in the coming weeks.

CTRFL is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a project that will develop computational simulation and modeling tools for offshore wind turbine wakes, the induced subsurface flow, and the subsequent influence on sediment transport in coastal waters by combining elements of both physics-based and data-based modeling approaches. Relevant expertise of interest includes Large Eddy Simulation of multi-physics turbulent flows, Direct Numerical Simulation of interfacial flows and waves, and/or computational simulations and modeling of wind turbines. The appointment will be for one year with possible renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance. The start date is on or after July 1, 2020. Apply online and inform Prof. Mueller via email once you have submitted your application or for additional information.

Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows Program recognizes and supports scholars who can contribute to Princeton University’s diversity, broadly defined, including members of groups that have been historically and are presently underrepresented in the academy or in particular disciplines. The Fellows have a fully-funded one-year appointment renewable for a second year. Eligible applicants interested in working with CTRFL should directly contact Prof. Mueller as soon as possible and include a CV in their initial communication. The 2020 deadline has passed, but the deadline for the 2021 cohort is anticipated to be December 2020 (for a July 2021 start date). Information on the 2020 cohort can be found on the following website: 2020 Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows.

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment invites applications for its Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows program, with start dates as early as January 2021. This program supports outstanding scholars whose research focuses on innovative solutions to pressing technological, economic, and/or policy challenges relating to energy and the environment. Fellows must collaborate with two or more Princeton faculty or senior researchers within an energy or environment-related field and establish an interdisciplinary research plan. The Fellows have a fully-funded one-year appointment renewable for a second year. Eligible applicants interested in working with CTRFL should directly contact Prof. Mueller as soon as possible and include a CV in their initial communication. Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2020 for full consideration. Additional information can be found on the following website: 2020 Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students interested in CTRFL research should apply for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University: MAE Graduate Admissions. Typically, at least one new Ph.D. position is available with CTRFL each year.

Princeton Undergraduate Students

CTRFL generally employs one Princeton University undergraduate student during the summer as an undergraduate research assistant. In addition, Prof. Mueller is always happy to advise undergraduate independent work during the academic year. Please contact Prof. Mueller for further information.

At this time, CTRFL has no openings for undergraduate students from outside Princeton University.