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PhD Student in Computational Aeroacoustics

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Kowloon - Hong Kong
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: HK$200,000
£19,437.98 converted salary* per annual.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 7th May 2019
Expires: 7th August 2019

Salary Range: Postgraduate studentship at about 200,000 HKD per annual

Expected Start Date: 1st September, 2019 or 1st February, 2020                                                                      

A PhD studentship is available at Aerodynamics Acoustics and Noise control Technology Centre (AANTC) at HKUST. The PhD student will conduct PhD thesis research into computational aeroacoustics, including the investigations of mechanisms of the fundamental aeroacoustics problems, the development of new numerical methods/techniques and the numerical simulations of complex physics problems. The research areas of the PhD thesis research may include one or more of the areas below:

  • Simulations of the sound generation and propagation in turbulent flows, and the absorption of metamaterial-based liners.
  • Numerical methods for the aeroacoustics problems with complicated geometry and motion.
  • Numerical simulations for acoustics-fluid-structure interactions with rich physics.
  • In-depth analysis of big data obtained from numerical simulations, and investigation of the mechanisms of the aeroacoustics problems. 

Desirable requirements:

  • Master degree in either mechanical, mathematics, aerospace engineering, physics, or relevant engineering disciplines with relevant background research experience.
  • Experience in solving the partial differential equations numerically.
  • Knowledge of fluid dynamics or aerodynamics.
  • Experience in acoustics and signal processing.
  • 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, noise prediction software 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 Dr. Yi Fang ( 

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