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Faculty Positions - Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Positions
Mechanical Engineering

The Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) ( invites qualified applicants to apply for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) in the Mechanical Engineering program.

KAUST offers superb research facilities which include the Supercomputing Core lab, generous assured research funding and internationally competitive salaries.  The science produced in the PSE focuses on the understanding, modeling and manipulating matter at all scales (nano, mess and macroscopic levels),  in all forms (bulk, thin films, divided colloids, fluid flows, the earth as a system, etc.).  The knowledge produced serves to help design and engineering cutting-edge materials, technologies and systems.

The Mechanical Engineering program at KAUST has 11 full-time faculty members. Their research focuses on the following areas: Combustion and energy, fluid mechanics, materials and solid mechanics and dynamics and control.

Priorities will be given to candidates with research interest in areas that may enhance and complement KAUST’s research centers and clusters.  These areas include, but are not limited to:

• Combustion: Advance optical diagnostics for high pressure flames, spray and emissions; new concepts in combustion assisted by plasmas and electric fields, including pre-and post-combustion applications; and advanced internal combustion engine experiments. The faculty members will also be affiliated with the Clean Combustion Research Center:
• Solid mechanics: Experimental and high-performance computing research applicable to very low scale mechanical testing, micromechanics, dynamic behavior of materials, multi-physics behavior, soft materials, molecular mechanics/dynamics, reduced models, inverse problems and materials for energy.
• Dynamics and control: Nonlinear control. stochastic phenomena, vibrations, with preferred applications in sensing, MEMS/NEMS, energy harvesting and bio-inspired devices.
• Fluid mechanics: experimental and/or computational research in fluid flows of relevance to environment or petroleum industry, such as flow in porous media, multi-phase flow, turbulence, and dynamics of complex liquids.

Applicants should have a proven track record to establish a high-impact research program and should have a commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level.

To learn more about the PSE Division and to complete the online application form, visit

Application requirements include the following:
• Updated curriculum vitae with full list of publications
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching
• Contact details of at least four potential referees

Applications received by January 31, 2015 will receive full consideration.  Positions will remain open until filled.



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