Assistant/Associate Adjunct Professor

Commensurate with experience and depends on availability of funds
Closing Date: 
June 30, 2014

From time to time The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine invites applications for Assistant/Associate Adjunct Professor positions in the Non-Senate Adjunct Series. 

Requirements - The successful candidate must hold a doctorate degree.  Scholar should be distinguished in one or more areas of interest to the department, such as the ones described below:

  • Continuum mechanics, computational mechanics, computer modeling and simulation, integrated product and process design, damage tolerance and structural integrity, failure prevention, computational microelectronics.
  • Robotics, mechatronics, and design optimization.
  • Turbulence and the dynamics of flows, flow optimization, flow regularization, fluid interfaces, vortex dynamics, multiscale flows, diffusive flows, variable density flows, refractive flows, adaptive flows, evolutionary flows.
  • Mathematical modeling of urban and global air pollution, dynamics of atmospheric aerosols, secondary organic aerosols, impact of energy generation on air quality, chemical reactions at gas-liquid interfaces.
  • Combustion, optical particle sizing, particle aerodynamics, laser diagnostics and spectroscopy.
  • Direct numerical simulation of turbulent chemically reacting and dispersed two-phase flows.
  • Optimal control theory, distributed parameter systems, parameter identification.
  • Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, turbulence
  • Computational fluid dynamics, turbomachinery, propulsion.
  • Miniaturization science (MEMS and NEMS) with emphasis on chemical and biological applications.  Current projects include polymer actuators (for drug delivery),   C-MEMS and CD based fluidics.  Besides miniaturization techniques and materials choices, scaling laws are considered.
  • Design of mechanical systems, computer aided design, kinematic theory of spatial motion.
  • Nonlinear dynamics and control; flight guidance and control.
  • Compressible turbulence, jet noise, mixing enhancement, respiratory flows.
  • Heat transfers, fluid mechanics, spray combustion, two-phase flows, fluid instability and atomization.
  • Biomedical engineering, robotics.
  • Combustion, sprays, laser diagnostics, air quality, turbulent transport, alternative fuels, modeling reacting flows, practical systems, energy and environmental conflict.
  • Design and advanced control of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS); High-precision micro-machined gyroscopes; MEMS-enhanced optical systems, tools, and prosthetic appliances; Electro-mechanical and machine-information systems integration.
  • Control systems, neural networks.
  • Combustion theory and computational methods, multiphase flows, turbulent reacting flows.
  • Mechanical and thermal performance of structural components, with emphasis on all-metallic sandwich panels. Thermo-mechanical optimization. Integration of analytical, numerical (finite element analyses) and experimental techniques towards the development of design tools.
  • Astrodynamics, dynamical systems theory, global optimization, interval computing
  • Fuel cells, computational modeling, thermo-fluidics, two-phase flows, electrochemistry, CFD, turbulent combustion.


The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching and research programs of the department.  Accomplishments and reputation must be consistent with an academic appointment in the University of California system at the Assistant or Associate Adjunct professor series.  The candidate should possess an outstanding record of scientific achievements, and demonstrate the potential to be recognized nationally and internationally.

Applicants for the Assistant/Associate Adjunct Professor position should send curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to the contact information listed below:


Closing Date: 6/30/2014


Contact Information:

Marcia Aguirre

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

4200 Engineering Gateway

Irvine, CA 92697-3975

FAX: 949-824-8585




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