Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Fluid Mechanics

Sep 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry (CEPID-CeMEAI) at University of São Paulo opens a post-doctoral research position in Computational Fluid Mechanics. The selected candidate will work at Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences of University of São Paulo in São Carlos/SP, Brazil.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a São Paulo Research Foundation-FAPESP's Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of BRL 7.373,10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.

Financial support can also be provided to cover transportation expenses as to the move to São Carlos - Brazil. An extra grant is also provided to cover participation in highly relevant conferences and workshops, as well as research trips

The position is for one year.

Project: Viscoelastic Flows: Fractional Integral constitutive models

Supervisor: Antonio Castelo Filho


The post-doc will interact with the CFD groups at CEPID-CeMEAI. The post-doc is expected to perform research in viscoelastic flows models governed by fractional integral constitutive equations.
This includes the development of computational methodology and implementation in CFD HIGTREE-HIGFLOW software. This software uses finite differences in staggered grid and its generic in dimensional and type of flow.

Viscoelastic fluid flows are of great importance in the industrial area, for example in injection/extrusion machines or in oil extraction. Numerically simulating these processes, specifically due to the rheology of some time-dependent fluids, has been a challenge.

Currently, integral type models are the most suitable; mainly fractional integral models. Although growing, the area of research in fractional models is little explored and very promising.


Applicants should have PhD in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields, with experience in numerical simulation of viscoelastic fluids flows modeled by integral, preferably fractional, constitutive equations. Candidates must have got their PhD in the last 5 years.

Contract Condition

Grant from FAPESP under the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDC- CeMEAI) (, ).

More information about the fellowship is at:

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows: Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence: All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies: All

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