Noah VanDam

Welcome to the website for the Multi-phase and Reacting Flows group under Prof. Noah Van Dam. Our research focuses on high-fidelity, computational fluid dynamics modeling of complex flows, focused primarily on energy applications. Topics of interest include Lagrangian-Eulerian methods for multi-phase flows, machine learning for combustion models, and verification, validation and uncertainty quantification (VVUQ) of numerical simulations. Applications we study include internal combustion engines, gas turbines, and general multi-phase/spray systems.

Open Ph.D. Position

Ph.D. Position in Simulations of Alternative Fuels for Propulsion Applications

A new Ph.D. student is sought to work in the area of simulations of fuel sprays and combustion for alternative fuels for propulsion applications. The position will be funded, and the student will work as part of a larger research team including students focused on experimental work as well as undergraduate researchers to move the project forward. Other student responsibilities include participating in regular research meetings, providing regular reports, and writing publications.

Interested students should see the full job posting at CFD-Online, including application instructions:

Open Internal Positions

Simulations of Highly Loaded Fluids for Additive Manufacturing

I am looking for a motivated student to work on a new project modeling the flow and behavior of highly loaded fluids for new additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) processes. This presents a unique opportunity to get involved in computational simulations, and the development of a new, experimental AM technique. The student will be responsible for developing and running computational simulations of fluids with very high solids volume fractions under guidance from Prof. Van Dam and Prof. Hansen.

Students should be senior undergraduates or masters students. Training in the specific Computational Fluid Dynamics software will be available, but interested students should have strong programming skills. Previous experience with linux and/or engineering simulations are beneficial. Funding may be available and will be discussed as part of the interview process.

Other Positions

I am always happy to talk with any student, undergraduate or graduate, interested in volunteering to work on any of my research projects. You can look at my Research page for more information on my current projects.

Any questions about open positions should be directed to Prof. Van Dam (Noah_VanDam [at]