PhD student position at the University of Michigan – Dearborn

(from Oleg Zikanov, USA)

A three-year PhD research assistantship is expected to become available starting January 2013. The subject of the project is numerical analysis of convection in liquid metal flows with strong imposed magnetic fields. The work will be conducted under the guidance of Prof. Oleg Zikanov at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Depending on the background, the student will enroll in the Automotive Systems Engineering or Information Systems Engineering program.

The position provides full tuition coverage, a stipend or around $25000 a year and a health insurance plan.

A successful candidate will have a completed MS or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, or a related discipline. The desired qualifications include strong background in physics and mathematics, knowledge of fluid mechanics, and some familiarity with parallel programming in FORTRAN.

Please send applications and address questions to Oleg Zikanov at zikanov(at)

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