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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Ken Hara

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Hara, Ken
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Applicants are invited to send the required application materials to

The Plasma Dynamics Modeling Laboratory (PDML) in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow. The
position is focused on development of computational and theoretical models to understand the physics of low-temperature plasmas in cross-field discharges and high-power microwave sources.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The postdoctoral research fellow must have a Ph.D. degree in Physics or Engineering, with a particular focus in plasma science, rarefied gas dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, numerical modeling, or closely related fields.
  • Expertise in developing kinetic (particle- and grid-based) and fluid models, preferably with experience in high-performance computing, is strongly desired. 
Required Application Materials: 
  • Resume/CV, including a list of publications
  • Brief statement of research interests
  • List of three references


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