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Post-doctoral Fellowship - Fire Dynamics

Apply Now Job ID 2020-10185 Date posted 12/22/2020

Overview - External

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


This position is for a limited term of up to three years, renewable each year. The role is typically focused on performing publishable work as part of a strategic research program under the guidance of a program manager or other senior research staff member(s).

The purpose of this position is to develop new scientific knowledge, technologies and engineering solutions to problems in fire dynamics and material flammability, which can be used for the prevention or control of industrial property loss. Key areas of research include Lithium-ion battery fire hazard analysis, advanced laser diagnostic for buoyant turbulent flames, material flammability and flame heat transfer. The experimental and theoretical studies will be closely integrated with Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model development and validation within the work group.


PhD degree in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, or related technical fields
Strong fundamental background in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, combustion, and applied mathematics
Extensive experience in experimental methods in thermal fluids, combustion/fire
Research experience with advanced laser diagnostics in flame and experimental measurement in turbulent flame is desirable
Research experience with Li-ion battery is a plus
Basic understanding of numerical methods and modeling
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated expertise in developing solutions to challenging technical problems

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