[All] UK Fluids Network Newsletter, Issue 18 (6/6/18)

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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 18 (6/6/18)

Welcome to Issue 18 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular 
summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids 
community. ***Please see the attached pdf for a fully-formatted version 
of the newsletter.***

To receive this newsletter, please sign up to the mailing list at 

We welcome your input and comments, or suggestions for new content in 
the newsletter – please use the form on https://fluids.ac.uk/connect or 
email info at fluids.ac.uk.

1.	Website

(a)	GDPR and the missing fluids researchers
In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 
which came into operation on 25 May, we emailed everyone who was 
registered on the UKFN website beforehand, to obtain their consent to 
display their personal data on the Directory page and, by extension, to 
list them as SIG members (which relies on having registered).
We had a surprisingly good response, with approximately 800 out of 1100 
users either clicking on the email link or confirming directly. However, 
this means that the missing 300 people will not appear in Directory 
searches and – perhaps more visibly – will be absent from the member 
lists of SIGs they belong to, until we have received their consent.
If you have not given your consent you can restore your visibility on 
the UKFN website:
•	Either click on your version of the link that was emailed to you 
previously (it is of the form 
‘https://fluids.ac.uk/users/terms/accept/123’), whereupon you will be 
taken to the UKFN home page and your response acknowledged;
•	Or email Nick Daish directly at info at fluids.ac.uk.

(b)	Directory, https://fluids.ac.uk/directory
The Directory page now features a UK map showing the location of the 
search results, and the number of researchers who match the search 
criteria at each institution. Clicking on a dot selects that institution 
and changes its colour from blue to red, while its name is added to the 
location selection box; if no institutions are selected the results are 
drawn from the entire UK.
Users can also zoom in on the map to a specific area and select 
locations within that region, if for example they wished to find out who 
was working nearby in a particular research sub-discipline.
Some researchers may be missing from the search results as a result of 
not having yet given their consent to display their personal data  - see 
(a) above on how to fix this.

2.	UK Fluids Network mailing list

Important: the mailing list operates independently of the list of 
registered users, i.e. you will remain on the mailing list, and continue 
to receive this monthly newsletter and the weekly bulletin (see below) 
whether or not you gave consent on personal data use, since the mailing 
list only requires your email address, which is not made public.
As noted above, we have started a weekly bulletin, which is sent to the 
mailing list each Friday afternoon. It is a useful way to circulate 
time-critical messages (in addition to Twitter) on a weekly basis in 
between the monthly newsletters.
Please send any items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin by Friday 
noon at the latest by emailing info at fluids.ac.uk. Posts made to the 
‘All’ mailing list by members will not be circulated directly, but the 
contents will be added to the weekly bulletin.
Posts will be repeated in the regular monthly newsletter, if still 

3.	UKFN thesis prize – results

Congratulations to the winner and runners-up in the UKFN thesis 

Yi Man (University of Cambridge)
‘Swimming at low Reynolds number: slip boundaries and interacting 

Rowan Brackston (Imperial College, London)
‘Feedback control of three-dimensional bluff body wakes for efficient 
drag reduction’
Simeng Chen (University of Liverpool)
‘An experimental investigation of drop impact phenomena with complex 
fluids on heated and soft surfaces’

There will be a dedicated semi-plenary session at the UK Fluids 
Conference devoted to presentations by the three finalists.

4.	ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day 2018 – further extension to deadline

There has been a further extension to the Final Call for submissions to 
the 2018 ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day, so that now the deadline is 
17:00 on Friday 15th June 2018. The latest details may be found at 
https://tinyurl.com/or18-final-extn, while to register visit 

Please note that the Osborne Reynolds Day takes place on Monday 3 
September, the day before the UK Fluids Conference, and both are at the 
University of Manchester. This is the first time both these events have 
taken place together, so this year why not sign up for both?

5.	UK Fluids Conference 2018 

Registration is open, but please note the early bird rate closes on 18 
June 2018.

Further news will be publicized in the newsletter, on the UKFN website 
and via Twitter.

6.	JFM/FYFD video interviews on YouTube

There are two new monthly videos by Tom Crawford 
(https://tomrocksmaths.com/) and Nicole Sharp 
(http://fyfluiddynamics.com/) on the latest fluids research from last 
year’s APS-DFD meeting in Denver.

The latest videos are

April: Bees, squid and oil plumes
‘Fluid dynamics of bees, how to build squid-inspired robots and 
modelling oil plumes eight years on from the Deepwater Horizon oil 

May: Martian bees, canopies and dandelion seeds
‘Dandelion seeds that outperform man-made parachutes, designing the flow 
over forest canopies, and bee-inspired micro-robots for exploring Mars’

The playlist with all the videos from this JFM/FYFD collaboration is 

7.	Short Research Visits (https://fluids.ac.uk/srv)

The latest batch of SRVs has been awarded. This brings the total number 
of SRVs to 48.

•	Dr Steven Wang (Newcastle University)
Title: ‘A novel fluid electric generator’
Visiting: University of Cambridge

•	Mr Emmanuel Epelle (University of Edinburgh)
Title: ‘Application of CFD to three-phase modelling of particle 
transport phenomena during Underbalanced Drilling (UBD) in the oil and 
gas industry’
Visiting: Cranfield University

•	Dr Apala Majumdar (University of Bath)
Title: ‘Controlling transport processes for liquid crystalline systems 
and applications’
Visiting: University of Oxford

•	Mr Mubbashar Mehmood (Heriot-Watt University)
Title: ‘Experimental study of thermal impacts of Rayleigh SAW on micro 
droplets by using ZnO based piezoelectric devices’
Visiting: Northumbria University

•	Dr Dominika Zabiegaj (Northumbria University)
Title: ‘Interaction of nanosolids in highly diluted dispersions: bulk 
and interfacial characterisation’
Visiting: Loughborough University

•	Dr Mark Quinn & Mr Tom  Fisher (University of Manchester)
Title: ‘Investigation of pressure-sensitive paint applications to 
high-speed cooling flows’
Visiting: University of Oxford

•	Dr Megan Davies Wykes (University of Cambridge)
Title: ‘Irreversible processes in density-stratified mixing: a 
probabilistic approach’
Visiting: University of Bristol

•	Dr Alex Wray (University of Strathclyde)
Title: ‘Low-order modelling of thick films at moderate Reynolds number’
Visiting: University of Oxford

•	Dr Zhengzhong Sun (City University)
Title: ‘Optimal mixing, mass and heat transfer in turbulent puffs’
Visiting: Durham University

•	Dr Liora Malki-Epshtein (University College London)
Title: ‘The effect of particle driven gravity currents on the built 
Visiting: University of Cambridge

•	Dr Yong Sung Park (University of Dundee)
Title: ‘The limiting value of advancing contact angles on partially 
wetted surfaces’
Visiting: University of Aberdeen

•	Dr Yifan Li & Dr Jon  Terry (Northumbria University, University of 
Title: ‘The use of droplet microfluidics to enable hybrid soft material 
Visiting: University of Edinburgh/Northumbria University

Any UK fluids researcher – PhD student, postdoc, PI, industrial 
collaborator – can apply for a Short Research Visit grant to spend 1-2 
weeks with another researcher or group, and UKFN will cover up to £1000 
of your travel, subsistence and accommodation expenses. Previous visits 
have been used to develop a mathematical model, share an experimental 
facility or advance a numerical technique. The SRV page on the website 
contains full details of how to apply, plus summaries of all SRVs and 
reports on completed visits.

The next deadline for SRV proposals is 31 July 2018.

8.	ERCOFTAC conferences and workshops

ERCOFTAC is involved in the organization and promotion of many 
conferences and workshops relevant to the UK fluids community. The 
following take place over the next few months.
•	Gas Engine Combustion Fundamentals: 2nd International Energy 
Agency/ERCOFTAC joint workshop
18 June 2018, Zürich, Switzerland 

•	13th International SPHERIC Workshop
25-28 June 2018, Galway, Ireland

•	5th International Conference on Turbulence and Interactions
25-29 June 2018, Martinique 

•	Active Transport in the Ocean: Turbulence, Chemistry and Biology
2-6 July 2018, Wimereux, France

•	14th International Workshop on Measurement and Computation of 
Turbulent Flames
27-28 July 2018, Dublin, Ireland

•	Waves in Flows Summer School and Workshop
27-31 August 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

•	Conference on Modelling Fluid Flow (CMFF’18)
4-7 September 2018, Budapest, Hungary

•	XXIII Fluid Mechanics Conference 2018
9-12 September 2018, Zawiercie, Poland

•	12th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence 
Modelling and Measurements (ETMM12)
26-28 September 2018, Montpellier, France

For a full list, see the ERCOFTAC website 

9.	Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)

(a)	Doctoral training day on complex fluids and microfluidics
29 June 2018, Bath
NB Only available for GW4 universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter)

(b)	ICCFD10 (International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics)
9-13 July 2018, Barcelona, Spain

(c)	Acoustofluidics 2018
29-31 August 2018, Lille, France

(d)	Dynamics Days Europe 2018
3-7 September 2018, Loughborough

(e)	Ocean Remote Sensing Summer School
10-14 September 2018, Brest, France

(f)	Seventh Symposium on Hybrid RANS-LES Methods (HRLM7): latest 
developments for
industrial turbulence modelling & simulation
17-19 September 2018, Berlin, Germany

•	Please contact us by Friday, 6 July 2018 if you would like to 
advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.

10.	Open PDRA, faculty and other positions

PhD studentships
(a)	PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Dundee
Sensing Unsteadiness in Buoyant PLUMES (SUBPLUMES)
Ref: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=97616
Closing date: 12 June 2018
(b)	PhD, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds
Simulation of behavioural modification effects on multiphase pipe flows
Ref: https://tinyurl.com/phd-leeds-mphase-pipe
Closing date: 30 June 2018
(c)	PhD, Centre for Medical Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Through the tumour labyrinth: developing a mechanistic understanding of 
blood flow and oxygen delivery in tumour vasculature
Ref: https://tinyurl.com/phd-ed-cmi
Closing date: 30 June 2018
(d)	PDRF, Centre for Medical Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Automatic assimilation of particle velocimetry data into computational 
blood flow models
Ref: https://tinyurl.com/pdrf-ed-cmi
Closing date: 1 July 2018
Academic staff
(e)	Departmental Lecturer, Department of Engineering Science, University 
of Oxford
Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Ref: https://tinyurl.com/lecturer-ox-engsci
Closing date: 29 June 2018

(f)	YINI (Year in Industry) programme place, Rolls-Royce, Derby
CFD Methods/Physical Sciences/Design System Engineering team
Further information: 
Closing date: 29 June 2018

(g)	CFD Developer, BAE Systems, Filton
Further information: https://tinyurl.com/bae-cfd-developer

•	Please contact us by Friday, 6 July 2018 if you would like to 
advertise open PDRA, faculty and other positions in the next newsletter.
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