FPCE Outreach

Join one of the most exciting and groundbreaking research environments. The Flow Physics and Computational Engineering Group in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University focuses focuses on interdisciplinary research by harnessing the most advanced computer technology to solve the most challenging (and turbulent) problems in science. With a strong multidisciplinary environment, bringing together internationally recognized experts in turbulence, computing, mathematics, mechanics, physics, and numerical analysis, we seek to create new scientific computing techniques, tools, and systems that enable solutions to problems affecting many aspects of human life. Areas of current interest include: hypersonics, flow-generated noise, turbulence combustion, numerical analysis, parallel computing, flow structure interaction, geophysical turbulence, and laminar/turbulent transition.

Current research projects include: Direct and large eddy simulations of turbulent and transitional flows, including studies of the effects of high speed on transition and turbulence; turbulent mixing and heat transfer with application to electronics cooling and to combustion; aerodynamic noise and hydro-acoustics; structure and mechanics of turbulent shear flows; active and passive turbulence control, including applications of optimal control theory and evolutionary algorithms; Reynolds averaged turbulence modeling for applications, including effects of compressibility, rotation, solid boundaries, flow separation, and chemical reactions; subgrid scale modeling for large-eddy simulation of complex flows and non-equilibrium turbulent flows; development of very accurate numerical methods for complex flows; development of particle methods for multiphase flows.

Comprehensive simulation of the flow through an entire jet engine, done in collaboration with Pratt & Whitney. Contours of entropy in the high-pressure compressor and in the first two stages of the turbine, as well as contours of temperature in the combustor of a Pratt & Whitney engine.
Comprehensive simulation of the flow through an entire jet engine, done in collaboration with Pratt & Whitney at the Center for Integrated Turbulence Simulations and FPCE researchers. Contours of entropy in the high-pressure compressor and in the first two stages of the turbine, as well as contours of temperature in the combustor are shown.

Graduate Studies

If you are interested in graduate studies, you can apply for graduate admission in the School of Enginering at Stanford University indicating interest with FPCE or related programs (e.g. CTR and PSAAP). Students interested in an applied mathematics track should consider the ICME program.

Fellowships

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships

DOE CSGF Program Coordinator
1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010

Phone: (515)956-3696
E-mail: csgf@krellinst.org
Fax: (515) 956-3696
Homepage: http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/index.shtml

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program

GRF Operations Center
Suite T-50
1818 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Fastlane Application Phone: 866-673-4737
E-mail: info@nsfgradfellows.org
Homepage: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 331-3516
Fax: (202) 265-8504
E-mail: ndseg@asee.org
Homepage: http://www.asee.org/ndseg
ASEE Science & Engineering Fellowships Blog: http://blogs.asee.org/fellowships/

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships

2456 Research Drive
Livermore CA 94550-3850

Phone: (925) 373-1642 (8-1 PST only)
E-mail: askhertz@hertzfoundation.org
Fax:(925) 373-6329
Homepage: http://www.hertzfndn.org

AT&T Labs Fellowship Program

AT&T Labs Fellowship Administrator
180 Park Ave., Room C103
Florham Park, NJ 07932-0971

Website: http://www.research.att.com/internships

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fellowships

Homepage: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/
E-mail: dhsed@orau.org
Fax: (865) 576-1609

The DHS Scholarship Program will not have a competition for 2012 due to federal budget cuts.

Postdoctoral Positions

The Center for Turbulence Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Homepage: http://www.stanford.edu/group/ctr/research.html/
Mailing Address
Center for Turbulence Research
Stanford University
488 Escondido Mall, Building 500
Stanford, CA 94305-3035
E-mail: mlomuljo@stanford.edu