Coupling of fluid flow with multiple physics

   School of Mechatronical Engineering

   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Prof. Xuerui Mao’s research group at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) is recruiting a PHD student on simulation or experiments of complex fluid flow coupled with multiple physics, with potential topics depending on the expertise and interest of the candidate:

1) High-fidelity simulations of hypersonic flow.

2) Molecular dynamics simulations of multi-phase flow.

3) Experiments on anti-icing and de-icing techniques and thermal managements.

4) Deformation of large-aspect-ratio flexible structures in fluid flow.

The research group maintains extensive collaborations with overseas universities, e.g. Imperial College London, University of Nottingham, Oxford University, KTH, Johns Hopkins University and there are regular mutual exchanges of researchers for each of the topic above. The group has been funded by research councils and major industries in aerospace engineering and energy in the UK, EU and China. More information of the group can be found at

BIT is located in the centre of Beijing, and despite its small size, it is in the first groups of national higher education projects “211” and “985”, among a few other giant universities. For international candidates, the university and the group will offer assistance in accommodation and settle down, and it is totally comfortable to speak English in the campus. 

If you have interest, please send your CV and two references to .

Engineering (12) Mathematics (25)

Funding Notes

For international students, the studentship will cover tuition fee, stipend, in-campus accommodation, insurance, etc.
Outstanding candidates will be awarded research assistant bursaries.

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