Research Engineer – Combustion Aerothermal Sciences job at Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

GE Corporate

As a Lead Combustion Aerothermal Engineer, you will collaboratively execute gas turbine combustion technology, research & development programs for aircraft engines and power turbines. You will interact with personnel at GE Research, Aviation & Power to develop and deliver novel solutions to accelerate decarbonization and sustainability, aligned with GE’s goals of leading energy transition and shaping the future of flight.


Job Description
Roles and Responsibilities

Apply your knowledge in combustion aerodynamics and heat transfer to develop innovative aerothermodynamic solutions for GE Aviation and Power combustion
Responsible for advanced modeling and simulation for combustion aerothermodynamics, including high-fidelity CFD analyses, with opportunities for in-house code development
Develop ideas and concepts, and mature technologies through various readiness levels (TRL), to improve combustor aerothermal performance
Deliver on technical projects meeting schedules and budgets, implement plans with minimal guidance to meet technical requirements and document results
Participate in a team on multi-generation technology programs to enable future design advancements, while independently executing tasks leveraging your technical skills
Network and collaborate with GE Aviation, Power and Research team members to build plans and execute on technical projects
Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering specializing in Combustion, with at least 2-4 years of experience in industrial research or post-doctoral research OR M.S/M.Tech in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering specializing in Combustion, with at least 6-8 years of industrial research experience
Demonstrated fundamental knowledge in gas turbine combustion, evidenced by advanced graduate coursework and research
Demonstrated ability and experience in Combustion Modeling, Simulation & Analysis (expertise in two or more of the following: LES, fast chemistry, combustion kinetics, flamelet generation manifolds, thickened flames, flame holding/flame speed/flashback mechanisms)
Experience with commercial software (FLUENT, CFX) or in-house code development; especially handling large datasets, and associated post-processing to provide physics-based insights to guide design
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
Desired Qualifications

Design experience in combustor aerodynamics & heat transfer, at various levels of fidelity
Expertise in UG-NX, FLUENT Mesher & complex mesh generation (Voronoi-based mesh generation would be a plus)
Advanced CAD & CFD skills and owning processes from start-to-finish” (geometry manipulation, mesh generation, post-processing, and optimization studies to provide physics-based insights to guide design)
Research in Hydrogen & Ammonia Combustion
Application of Machine Learning for Combustion, High-performance computing, Experience w. GPUs

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