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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Particulate Flows

A postdoctoral researcher is sought for research in granular flow, mixing, and segregation for both industrial and geophysical applications. The lab's research focus is mixing and segregation in granular/particulate systems utilizing a broad range of experimental, theoretical, and/or computational tools. 

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in physics, geophysics, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering with experience in the flow of particulate or granular materials. 

The appointment is initially for one year starting as soon as possible, with further extensions possible. 

The research will be performed at Northwestern University, located in a culturally and socially diverse suburb of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, under the direction of Julio M. Ottino, a leading expert in chaotic dynamics, fluid mixing, and granular flow, and Richard M. Lueptow, an expert in granular flow and fluid physics, and Paul B. Umbanhowar, an expert in granular physics and robotics. 

Email resume/CV to Professor Richard Lueptow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University,  at

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and individuals in underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.