[All] UKFN bulletin, w/e 3/10/19

UK Fluids Network info at fluids.ac.uk
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UKFN WEEKLY ROUND-UP 3/10/19 

If you would like to circulate a brief message to the UKFN mailing list,
please send it to info at fluids.ac.uk by Thursday noon.  

A. UKFN MESSAGES 

FROM: Nick Daish, 3/10/19
SUBJECT: New Special Interest Groups 

The UKFN Executive Committee has reviewed the proposals submitted for
new Special Interest Groups, and the following (listed in alphabetical
order) have been selected for funding: each SIG will hold a kick-off
meeting some time between now and January 2020 funded by UKFN. 

[1] COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS
_László Könözsy, Cranfield University (laszlo.konozsy at cranfield.ac.uk)_
Computational fluid dynamics, including relativistic hydrodynamics and
magnetohydodynamics, applied to diverse astrophysical phenomena. 

[2] DATA-DRIVEN METHODS, MACHINE LEARNING AND OPTIMIZATION IN FLUID
MECHANICS
_Luca Magri, University of Cambridge (lm547 at cam.ac.uk)_
Use of data-driven and machine learning tools for fluid flow analysis. 

[3] FLOW, DEFORMATION, AND REACTION PATTERNS IN POROUS MEDIA
_Ran Holtzman, Coventry University (ran.holtzman at coventry.ac.uk)_
Patterns that emerge from fluid flow in porous and granular materials. 

[4] HIGH-SPEED COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
_Neil Ashton, University of Oxford (neil.ashton at eng.ox.ac.uk)_
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in supersonic and hypersonic flow
regimes. 

[5] HYDRODYNAMICS OF OPEN-CHANNEL FLOWS
_Vladimir Nikora, University of Aberdeen (v.nikora at abdn.ac.uk)_
Free-surface flows driven by gravity and bounded by channel boundaries,
including prismatic, compound and natural channels. 

[6] NON-EQUILIBRIUM MOLECULAR DYNAMICS
_Edward Smith, Brunel University (Edward.Smith at brunel.ac.uk)_
Application of molecular simulation to fundamental fluid flow. 

The new SIGs will appear on the UKFN website in the near future, but in
the meantime, and in coming weeks, check out the messages below from
their leaders, and contact them if you would like more information.  

B. MEMBER MESSAGES 

NEW SIGS: 

This section features messages from the leaders of the newly-established
SIGs, and will be available for the next few weeks to assist the new
SIGs in publicising their groups and organising their meetings. 

FROM: Ran Holtzman, Coventry University
SIG: Flow, deformation, and reaction patterns in porous media 

"The SIG seeks to understand, predict and eventually control the
patterns that emerge in porous and granular materials by fluid flow.
Examples include: (i) preferential flow pathways induced by mechanical
and/or chemical modifications of the solid matrix such as fracturing and
dissolution; (ii) fluid fingers associated with microstructural
heterogeneity and hydrodynamic instabilities; (iii)
Thermo/turbophoresis, precipitation, and deposition of solutes and
particles in channels and porous structures. 

"Relevant applications range from 3-D printing, coating, microfluidics,
filtering, and combustion to geophysical processes such as subsurface
contamination and remediation, hazardous waste storage, carbon
geo-sequestration, sediment erosion and enhanced recovery of oil, gas
and geothermal energy." 

FROM: Ed Smith, Brunel University
SIG: Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics 

"We want to welcome the wider community, even with no experience of
molecular modelling, so they can come and find out more about using
non-equilibrium MD for their problem." 

FROM: Luca Magri, University of Cambridge
SIG: Data-driven methods, machine learning and optimization in fluid
mechanics 

"People are welcome to contact me if they are interested in becoming
members or participating." 

FROM: Vladimir Nikora, University of Aberdeen
SIG: Hydrodynamics of open-channel flows 

"This new SIG bridges academics from 12 UK Universities to strengthen
their efforts on the development of (1) an improved theoretical
understanding of OCF turbulence, secondary currents, mixing, friction
mechanisms, sediment mechanics, water-surface dynamics, flow-biota
interactions; (2) advanced computational methods and tools; (3) novel
laboratory experimentation and facilities; and (4) next generation of
practical computer models that would be based on a much improved
representation of complex fluid dynamic and related processes, such as
friction at the bed, effects of biota, account of bed surface and flow
heterogeneities, among others." 

EVENTS: 

FROM: Demetrios Papageorgiou, Imperial College London, 2/10/19
SUBJECT: Nonlinear Waves and Interfacial Dynamics - SIG Meeting 

Date: 18-19 October 2019
Location: Imperial College London
Details: https://tinyurl.com/sig-nonlin-waves-m5-reg (registration) 

Please contact Demetrios Papageorgiou (d.papageorgiou at imperial.ac.uk)
for further information. 

FROM: Richard Fu, Northumbria University, 3/10/19
SUBJECT: Acoustofluidics Forum - 9th meeting of the Acoustofluidics SIG 

Date: 16-17 October 2019
Location: Committee Room 2, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University
Details: https://www.fluids.ac.uk/sig/Acoustofluidics (under 'Future
Meetings in 2019') 

Please contact Dr Chris Yang (YangX26 at cardiff.ac.uk) for further
information.  

JOBS: 

FROM: Mark Linne, University of Edinburgh, 2/10/19
SUBJECT: Jason Reese Chair of Multiscale Fluid Mechanics 

The late Professor Jason Reese founded and nurtured the Multiscale Fluid
Mechanics Group within the Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids (IMT)
in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. The
successful candidate will be an internationally prominent researcher in
Multiscale Fluid Mechanics who will provide leadership for the group,
maintain its momentum and realise the full potential of the area for the
Institute, School and wider University. The successful candidate will
have a record of winning substantial external research funding and will
be in a position to make a strong application for the next round of the
Royal Academy of Engineering Chairs in Emerging Technologies, expected
to open in October 2019. 

The post is full-time and open-ended and the salary is on the
Professorial scale. 

For an informal discussion, potential candidates are invited to contact
the Head of School, Prof. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh on +44 (0)131 650 5566, or
email HoS.Eng at ed.ac.uk. 

Further details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/jason-reese-chair. 

Closing date: 28 October 2019 (17:00 GMT) 

FROM: Jacques Vanneste, University of Edinburgh, 2/10/19
SUBJECT: Lectureship/Readership in School of Mathematics 

Topic: Applied & Computational Mathematics
Details: https://tinyurl.com/yy2s6q6x 
Closing date: 5 November 2019 (17:00 GMT) 

FROM: Zhihua Xie, Cardiff University, 2/10/19
SUBJECT: Fully-funded PhD studentship in School of Engineering & School
of Mathematics 

Topic:  'Numerical modelling of non-Newtonian rising bubbles'
Details: https://tinyurl.com/yxbjzkan 
Closing date: 10 December 2019 

FROM: Julien Landel, University of Manchester, 12/9/19
SUBJECT: 3.5-year funded PhD position in School of Mathematics with
industrial partner  

Topic:  'Modelling of cleaning and decontamination problems on porous
and absorbent substrates'
Details: https://tinyurl.com/y223dwbq 
Closing date: January 2020
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