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Master/PhD positions in Fluid Mechanics  – Prof. Thoraval, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China




The group of Professor Marie-Jean THORAVAL is currently accepting applications for Master or PhD student positions starting in September 2020.


Laboratory: High Speed & Multiphase Flow Laboratory

Location: Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi'an, China

Affiliations: International Center for Applied Mechanics (ICAM), State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU)



Marie-Jean THORAVAL: Professor of Fluid Mechanics, School of Aerospace of XJTU, MS/PhD supervisor, National Young Talent

Professor Marie-Jean THORAVAL obtained his Master degrees from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) in 2007 and Supaéro (Toulouse, France) in 2008. He then pursued his PhD in Fluid Mechanics with Professor Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), from where he graduated in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics of Fluids group in the University of Twente (The Netherlands), with Professor Jacco Snoeijer, Professor Frits Dijksman and Professor Detlef Lohse. Since September 2015, he is Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University where he received a National Young Talent Program.

His research focuses on interfacial flows, including drops and bubbles, combining the fastest high-speed cameras together with large parallel numerical simulations. His research has been published in top journals such as Physical Review Letters (PRL), Journal of Fluid Mechanics (JFM), Physical Review E (PRE) and Chemical Engineering Journal (CEJ). His results have been highlighted in three cover images of Journal of Fluid Mechanics and have recently received the 2018 Best Scientific Award of the Photron Slow Motion Video Award. He is currently in charge of two research funds from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) supporting his research.


Requirements: Obtain a degree in a related major, including Mechanics, Physics and Chemistry.


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