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Research Assistant Aerodynamics and Sports-Engineering: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - Aerodynamics Acoustics and Noise control Technology Centre (AANTC)

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: HK$15,000 to HK$20,000
£1,457.85 to £1,943.80 converted salary* per month.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th February 2019
Expires: 14th April 2019

Salary Range: 15,000 - 20,000 HKD per month

Expected Start Date: 1st April, 2019 (later start dates in 2019 may also be considered)

Job description

The successful applicant will be part of a two-year project at HKUST. The project aims to enhance the aerodynamic performance of professional racing cyclists. The aerodynamic drag of professional track-cyclists at their top speed can account for up to 95% of the total power demanded. The successful applicant will be part of a team that focuses on both numerical and experimental tasks. The experiments will be conducted in a newly commissioned 2.5 m x 2 m low-noise wind tunnel at HKUST, and the computational modelling work will be conducted using on-site and off-site computational facilities.

The successful applicant will provide assistance primarily with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, however opportunities to assist in experiments may be possible.

Key responsibilities:

  • Process and clean-up high-resolution data of 3D scanning data for CFD meshing.
  • Mesh, setup and run RANS simulation.
  • Run cases on Linux-based high-performance computer cluster.

Key requirements:

  • Master’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
  • Understanding of CFD methods, strategies and best practices for RANS simulations.
  • CFD experience is desirable.
  • Advanced in numerical programming tools (e.g., Matlab, Python, etc).
  • Advanced in Microsoft tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in English (required) and Mandarin (desirable).

Aerodynamics Acoustics and Noise control Technology Centre (AANTC)

The AANTC centre is led by Prof. Xin Zhang and it is based in the School of Engineering, which has a strong international reputation and consistently ranks highly among the top engineering schools. At the AANTC academic staff, research fellows and PhD students work together to develop advanced computational codes for aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and performance simulation, drag and noise reduction concepts to provide engineering solutions for industry. The centre possesses a suite of high-order computational aeroacoustic codes, and various noise and flow facilities. The group has an extensive global network of academic links and industry collaborations. For current projects and research at the AANTC, please see

If you are interested, please send your CV and academic transcript to Prof. Xin ZHANG (

Aerodynamics Acoustics and Noise control Technology Centre (

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