Research Fellowships in Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - School of Engineering

Research Fellowships are now available in the areas of aerodynamics and aeroacoustics at the Advanced Aircraft Noise Technology Group at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The fellowships provide unique opportunities to work on fundamental aeroacoustic physics, or on a relevant engineering problem relating to aircraft and transport systems. They also offer opportunities to engage with major aerospace companies and a competitive salary.

Research areas:

  • Fundamental aeroacoustics
  • Computational aeroacoustics
  • Airframe noise, including overall noise prediction tools and flow/noise of major components
  • Engine noise prediction, including turbofan and propeller, e.g. contra-rotating open rotors
  • Drone noise measurement and prediction
  • Interior noise/sound transmission: modelling, prediction and tests
  • Aerodynamics including novel configurations, and ground effect aerodynamics
  • Predictive method development, including aircraft models and models for other transport systems
  • New noise and wind tunnel facility and measurement methods
  • Whole aircraft noise model for future developments

The research projects use high-fidelity computational aeroacoustics algorithms and codes, advanced test and diagnostic facilities, and theoretical analysis. The applicants will have opportunities to develop a research profile in either one or more fields. The research fellow is expected to have relevant expertise and record in the above research fields and will have opportunities to work with PhDs to advance their academic career.

Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology: Founded in 1991, HKUST ( is an international research university with strong ties to global Thought leaders, while having wide-ranging connections with Mainland China. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking – the necessary foundation and skills for the changing world. The University campus is located on a hillside and waterfront complex overlooking the Clear Water Bay peninsula and a 30 minute drive away from central Hong Kong.

The Advanced Aircraft Noise Technology Centre: The Advanced Aircraft Noise Technology Centre ( is based in the School of Engineering. The school has a strong international reputation and consistently ranks high among major engineering schools around the world. In the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology, HKUST was ranked No. 1 in Greater China and 21st globally. AANTC, led by Professor Xin Zhang, brings together academic staff, research fellows and PhD students using state-of-the-art computer simulations and advanced anechoic wind tunnel testing to develop new computational methods, noise prediction methods, noise reduction concepts, and provides engineering solutions for industry. The centre possesses high-order in-house computational aeroacoustic codes, and various noise and flow facilities. The group has extensive academic links and industry collaborations.

Entry requirements: The candidates should have, or be expecting, a PhD degree and a first class or upper second class degree (or its equivalent) in relevant disciplines, e.g., mathematics, aeronautics or engineering.

Fellowship start date: continuous; currently admitting for 2017 entry
Closing date for applications: A rolling deadline applies.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Professor Xin Zhang. Email: Tel.: + (852) 3469-2220. Website:

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