Alabama, United States
Date Posted
22 Jul 2024

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PhD Program
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Fully Funded PhD position in Experimental Aerodynamics

Alabama, United States
22 Jul 2024

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Position Description

July 22nd 2018

A fully funded Ph.D. position is available in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville starting Spring Semester 2019. The focus of the project is on the performance enhancement of aerodynamic systems using fluidic and smart material actuators such as piezoelectric-based synthetic jets and micro fiber composites. Our research integrates wind tunnel testing and advanced experimental fluid dynamic techniques such as particle image velocimetry (PIV) to investigate the flow structures and apply more effectively flow control techniques for aerospace and wind energy applications.

Candidates with an M.S. degree (exceptional individuals with a B.S. degree might be considered) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or related field(s) will be considered. Prior experience in at least one of the following is required: PIV testing, machine-shop experience, Controls, UAV flight testing, aircraft design. Prior publishing in journal or conference proceeding is desirable. Additional experience in embedded systems or/and wing fabrication is a plus.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply by email to Prof. Konstantinos Kanistras (, including a complete and current curriculum vitae, and the contact information of 2 references (name, affiliation, email address and phone number).

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Program. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.