Ph.D. position in Environmental Fluid Dynamics (closes 8/31/2019)

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Ph.D. position in Environmental Fluid Dynamics (closes 8/31/2019)

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering of the University of Missouri invites applicants for Ph.D. studies in Water Resources and Engineering starting in Spring 2019 or earlier. We seek one or two skilled and motivated individual(s) to work on various research projects related to turbulent mixing/transport and multiphase plumes. The candidates will perform routine office works on data analysis and/or lab/field experiments. One candidate will be fully supported by a recently funded GoMRI (Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative) project “Syn-bubbles: Synthesis of the physical processes in subsea bubble plume to connect natural seeps and oil spills”. This project will contribute to a better understanding of the dynamics of multiphase flow systems in applications of oceanic natural seeps and subsea oil spills.

The candidates will study fundamental and applied fluid dynamics problems in aquatic environments. Students with degree in Civil, Mechanical, and Ocean Engineering, or a closely relate field are encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications include experiences in experimental/theoretical/computational fluid mechanics, environmental hydraulics, physical limnology/oceanography, wave dynamics, instrumentation programming, and one or more programing languages (Matlab, Python, C++, etc.). We are particularly interested in the candidates who have experiences with turbulence data analysis, and use of PIV, ADV, ADCP, etc.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Binbin Wang at and attach a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests. To apply to the Department of Civil and Engineering graduate program, please visit

The University of Missouri (known as Mizzou or MU) was found in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Mizzou is the state’s largest and most comprehensive university located in Columbia, Missouri. Mizzou is one of the nation’s top research institutions and one of 34 public universities that are members of the Association of American Universities.