[All] UKFN bulletin, w/e 6/7/18
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FROM: Jens Müller, QMUL, 5/7/18
SUBJECT: 'Numerical Optimisation in Fluids' Summer School
The 'Numerical Optimisation in Fluids' SIG is organising a Summer School
on 'An introduction to gradient-based optimisation, adjoint methods and
Date: 8-10 August 2018
Location: Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Register at https://tinyurl.com/numopt-wshp-signup, places are limited
to 24 participants.
Please encourage your students to attend and pass this invitation to
other interested parties.
FROM: Volfango Bertola, Liverpool, 6/7/18
SUBJECT: 6th International Advanced Course on Liquid Interfaces, Drops
and Sprays (LIDESP VI)
Date: 4-7 September 2018
Location: TU Vienna, Austria
Early bird rate available till 15 July 2018.
FROM: Halim Kusumaatmaja, Durham University, 5/7/18
SUBJECT: Workshop on Multiscale Modelling of Wetting Phenomena
Date: 12-13 September 2018
Location: Durham University
Organised by the Special Interest Group 'Droplet and Flow Interactions
with Bio-Inspired and Smart Surfaces'.
We are pleased to invite you to participate in this two-day workshop, to
be held on 12-13 September 2018 in Durham University. The workshop will
focus on current advances and challenges in the modelling of multi-scale
wetting phenomena, with featured contributions from experimentalists
working on fluid dynamics and complex surfaces.
Confirmed invited speakers
1) Jas Pal Badyal - Durham University
2) Edo Boek - Queen Mary University of London
3) Anne Juel - University of Manchester
4) Andy Parry - Imperial College London
5) James Sprittles - University of Warwick
6) Dominic Vella - University of Oxford
Apart from the exciting scientific topics, we will also host a set of
professional development sessions, aimed at Early Career scientists,
including PhD students, postdocs and new lecturers. The preliminary
program can be found at http://ukfluids-workshop-wetting.uk/programme.
For more details on the workshop, including a link to the registration
page, please see below.
We hope that you will take part in this workshop, and we look forward to
seeing you in Durham!
The Organising Committee,
Halim Kusumaatmaja - Durham University
Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar - Northumbria University
Ciro Semprebon - Northumbria University
Registration to the workshop is open to members of the SIG "Droplet and
Flow Interactions with Bio-Inspired and Smart Surfaces", as well as
other researchers from both academia and industry, free of charge. The
registration includes attendance to all talks, poster sessions, lunch
and coffee breaks. There are a limited number of places available, so we
encourage early registration to avoid disappointment.
We encourage participants, particularly PhD students and postdocs, to
submit one poster or contributing talk abstract upon registration.
Abstracts covering theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects of
wetting phenomena are welcome.
To register, please fill the online form available from the workshop
The workshop dinner will take place on 12th September 2018 in Durham's
Grey College, at a cost of £45, which can be booked upon registration.
Participants are asked to arrange their own accommodation in one of the
many options available in Durham, see, e.g.,
https://www.dur.ac.uk/event.durham/tourism/ or https://www.booking.com
FROM: Bin Cheng, University of Surrey, 2/7/18
SUBJECT: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in multi-scale fluid dynamics
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in multi-scale fluid
dynamics to join a collaborative project and work with expert team
members from the mathematical, computational and geophysical fluid
dynamics communities. The main type of work for the post is in PDE
analysis and involves applying functional analysis and dynamical system
theories to validate and explore a set of innovative hypotheses which
can change our existing views of resonances in multiscale fluid dynamics
and can lead to great impact in high performance computing.
The project is based at University of Surrey, Department of Mathematics,
and led by Dr Bin Cheng. The appointment will be up to 3 years,
finishing no later than September 2021. For more information,
FROM: Danielle Wain, University of Bath, 2/7/18
SUBJECT: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Civil Engineering, University
Deadline: 22 July 2018
FROM: Ben Xu, Northumbria University, 6/7/18
SUBJECT: Articles for Special Issue of _Polymers_
We are glad to announce this call for papers for the Special Issue -
'Functional Surfaces/Interfaces Enabled Smart Behaviour in Soft Matter
System and Their Engineering Applications' of _POLYMERS_
(http://www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers). _POLYMERS_ is an open access
journal that publishes original, high impact research on
interdisciplinary topical issues within the field of materials science.
As members of the guest editor team, we invite you to submit an original
research article to this Special Issue.
It will focus on developing a fundamental understanding of the
fabrication and formation of novel surfaces/interfaces, complying with
structure-property relationships and functions that will lead to wide
impacts in future engineering applications. A collection of
original/review papers will be scoped with focus on recent progress in:
(a) Design and fabrication of smart functional surfaces and thin films;
(b) multiscale morphological transformation enable robotic structure;
(c) surface and interface driven novel sensing and actuating structures,
with potential application in bioengineering, MEMS, bio-medical
engineering and energy; (d) theoretical developments on low-dimensional
smart structures; and (e) methodology and instrumental innovations to
enable novel surfaces and thin film structures. For more information,
The submission deadline for this Special Issue is 31ST MARCH 2019.
Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and published continuously in the
journal, as soon as accepted, and will be listed together on the Special
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION INFORMATION
* Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com  by
registering  and logging in to this website . First-time users are
required to register themselves before making submissions at
* Enter your account, click 'Submit Manuscript' under Submissions
* Fill in manuscript details step-by-step. For drop-down lists,
Journal is 'Polymers' and Special Issue is 'Functional
Surfaces/Interfaces Enabled Smart Behaviour in Soft Matter System and
Their Engineering Applications'
* Click the 'submit' button after you have finished all the steps. An
auto-generated email will be sent to your mail box to inform you that
your submission is successful.
A guide for authors, and other relevant information for submission of
manuscripts, is available on the Instructions for Authors  page.
Please visit this page before submitting a manuscript. The Article
Processing Charge (APC)  for publication in this open access 
journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs).
Dr. Ben Bin Xu
Dr. Sherry Chen
Dr. Yifan Li
Dr. Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez
Dr. Ciro Semprebon
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