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Open Positions

Note: All positions are filled for 2023 September. 


Graduate student openings in the Propulsion and Clean Energy Research Group (opens in new window) , Toronto Metropolitan University

Subject: Soot formation at high pressures (Experimental), Soot formation in atmospheric oscillating flames (Experimental), Hybrid-electric propulsion (Experimental/Numerical), Airborne disease transmission (Experimental/Numerical)

Start: September, 2023

Compensation: Tuition waiver and doctoral stipend ( (opens in new window) )


·         For Ph.D. applications, a recent M.A.Sc. in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering and/or Physics, focusing on experimental fluid dynamics, combustion, or a related area

·         For M.A.Sc. applications, a recent B.Sc. in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering and/or Physics (only domestic candidates will be considered)

·         Proficiency in English and strong technical writing skills

·         A track record of high-quality research (a minimum of one peer-reviewed publication for Ph.D. applicants)

·         Ability to be self-motivated, to motivate others, and provide research leadership

·         Experience in image processing using Matlab or Python is an asset

Research Project:

The successful candidate will perform cutting-edge experimental or numerical/experimental joint research on propulsion systems or aerodynamics of airborne disease transmission.

Approval and Enrolment:

Successful candidate should be eligible to apply for a graduate program at the Department for Aerospace Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University. More information can be found at (opens in new window) 

About Toronto Metropolitan University:

Toronto Metropolitan University is a public research institution in the heart of downtown Toronto offering 62 Bachelor’s programs and 55 Masters and PhD programs to over 40,000 students. TMU is known for its city building, zone learning, support for social justice, and engineering entrepreneurship. More information can be found at (opens in new window) 

Interested candidates should email their resume, unofficial transcripts, list of publications and a copy of the GRE scores (if available) to Prof. Karatas at