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FROM: Nick Daish, 01/12/2022
SUBJECT: Photo/Video competition - now open for submissions
DETAILS: We are pleased to announce a new competition, open to all
UK-based fluids researchers, for the best new photo and video on any
fluids-related topic, i.e. this is an open competition. The winning
photo and video will each receive a prize of £200. Full details of how
to enter may be found on the UKFN Connect page
https://fluids.ac.uk/connect under 'Competitions', which also lists past
winners in the 'Photo and Video Competition Archive'. The closing date
is 31 JANUARY 2023. 



FROM: Anna Simpson, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 30/11/2022
SUBJECT: Nominations now open for Batchelor Prize 2024
DETAILS: Nominations for the 2024 Batchelor Prize can now be submitted
by email to JFMprize at cambridge.org. Check the prize page [1] for
details, requirements and conditions for the nomination process.
Nominations close 31/05/2023 and the prize winner will be announced late
in 2023. The Batchelor Prize, founded and sponsored by the Journal of
Fluid Mechanics (awarded under the auspices of IUTAM) is presented once
every four years at the International Congress of Theoretical and
Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), the next occasion being in Daegu, Korea in
August 2024.  

FROM: Jian Fang, Science and Technology Facilities Council, 25/11/2022
SUBJECT: Special Issue of _Fluids_ 'Next-Generation Methods for
Turbulent Flows'
DEADLINE: 30/04/2023
DETAILS: In the near future, it is expected that there will be
breakthroughs in high-performance computation, numerical methods, CFD
software, machine learning, optical measurements, and so on. The
research of turbulent flows is expected to be boosted by these novel
methods. The focus of this Special Issue of _Fluids_ is on the
discussion of novel technologies and methods for both the study of
fundamental turbulent flows and their applications in engineering. More
information may be found here [2]. 

FROM: Mirco Magnini, University of Nottingham, 18/11/2022
SUBJECT: Self-paced open-access OpenFOAM training for beginners
DETAILS: A self-paced OpenFOAM training course is available open-access,
and covers the fundamentals of CFD simulations using OpenFOAM from
solving simple heat conduction problems, to fluid flow and two-phase
multiphase flows using interface capturing methods, also covering
mini-lectures on more advanced topics. The training is arranged in a
Virtual Machine that already includes a working installation of
OpenFOAM, and provides test cases and a slideshow with all the
tutorials. All the material is available here [3]. 

FROM: Rasool Erfani, Manchester Metropolitan University, 29/09/2022
SUBJECT: Special Issue 'Flow Control Actuators and Their Diverse Fluid
Dynamic Applications'
DEADLINE: 20/01/2023
DETAILS: Most studies involving flow control tend to focus on the
understanding of flow physics caused by devices and on the optimization
of the performances of these devices. In addition to aerodynamics, these
actuators have been used for different settings. We invite investigators
to contribute original research articles and review articles addressing
flow control actuators that facilitate advances in aircraft use or
introduce new horizons for their applications. More information may be
found here [4]. 


FROM: Andrew Baggaley, Newcastle University, 13/10/2022
NAME OF SERIES: UK Quantum Webinar Series
ORGANISERS: Newcastle, Strathclyde, UEA, Lancaster
SCHEDULED TIME: Tuesday at 16:00 (UK)
HOW TO JOIN: See https://uk-quantum-fluids-network.github.io/webinars/ -
contact an organiser (see list at bottom of the above web page) and
we'll add you to the mailing list. 


FROM: Kate Robinson, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 13/12/2022
SUBJECT: LIFD Community Day
DATE: 19 January 2023
DETAILS: Join the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics on campus on 19th
January 2023 to hear about the latest research from our community, find
out about recent news and updates from the LIFD team, and to meet our
External Advisory Board [5]! This 1-day in-person event will feature two
invited talks from our External Advisory Board as well as 8 talks from
our community in Leeds. We will also be showcasing the latest research
in a lunchtime poster session.
To submit an abstract for a poster, please fill in this form [6] and
email it to fluids-institute at leeds.ac.uk. We will use this information
to make an abstract booklet for all attendees. Please book your free
ticket via this link [7] - please note that this is an in person event

FROM: Kate Robinson, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 13/12/2022
SUBJECT: Talk by Prof Matthew Juniper at University of Leeds
DATE: 15 February 2023, 12:00-14:00
DETAILS: Professor Matthew Juniper will be giving a talk entitled 'Keep
the physics in the model if you can: Data assimilation in Fluid
Mechanics'. There will also be a catered lunch provided. Further details
on this talk may be found on the LIFD website [8]. 

FROM: Kate Robinson, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 13/12/2022
SUBJECT: UK Fluids Machine Learning and Special Interest Group Meeting -
DATE: 30-31 March 2023
DETAILS: _This event was postponed due to train strikes._
This conference, hosted by Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics and
organised with the UK Fluids Network, is devoted to the discussion of
data-driven methods in all branches of fluid dynamics for a range of
applications. Invited speakers include Paola Cinella, Georgios Rigas,
Taraneh Sayadi, Jacob Page, Luca Magri. Contributed presentations (talks
and posters) on both methods/algorithms and applications will be
included. There will be an award for the best presentation for each
topic and an invitation to submit a paper to Data-Centric Engineering
(Cambridge University Press).
You can book for this event by following this link [9], which also gives
details of the meeting location. Contact info:
fluids-institute at leeds.ac.uk. 

FROM: Chris MacMinn, University of Oxford, 03/12/2022
SUBJECT: Call for abstracts for mini-symposium MS04 'Swelling and
shrinking porous media' at InterPore 2023
DATE: 22-25 May 2023
DETAILS: Abstracts are welcomed on experimental, theoretical and
numerical work to help us better understand flow and transport during
swelling/shrinking of porous media due to thermal, mechanical or
chemical stimuli. Further details here [10]. Deadline for submission is
03/01/2023 (EXTENDED).  

FROM: Konstantinos Kontis, University of Glasgow, 01/12/2022
SUBJECT: UK Fluids Conference 2023
DATE: 17-19 October 2023
DETAILS: This is an early announcement of next year's UK Fluids
Conference, which will take place in Glasgow and is being organised
jointly by University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde. The
conference co-chairs are Konstantinos Kontis (Glasgow) and Marco Fossati
(Strathclyde). Please watch for further information. 

FROM: Gordon Gilja, University of Zagreb, 21/11/2022
SUBJECT: Submit an abstract to EGU23, Session GM 2.8 'Assessing and
monitoring geomorphic processes across scales'
DATE: 23-28 April 2023, Vienna, Austria
DETAILS: The session has been part of the EGU General Assembly programme
continuously since 2017, and we are excited to be included in the
programme for next year's meeting as well. Further details are given
here [11]. Session conveners are: Gordon Gilja, Anita Moldenhauer-Roth,
Rui Miguel Ferreira, Zhixian Cao & Thomas Pähtz. Deadline for abstract
submission is 10/01/2023. 

FROM: Khellil Sefiane & Daniel Orejon, University of Edinburgh,
SUBJECT: 11th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation Heat
Transfer (ICBCHT11), University of Edinburgh
DATE: 15-17 May 2023
DETAILS: The ICBCHT11 focuses novel fundamental phenomena and processes
in boiling and condensation both at the fundamental level, fluid
dynamics and heat transfer including also practical applications. 
Information and details on submissions, deadlines, venue, the city, etc.
may be found at https://icbcht11.eng.ed.ac.uk/. Email any further
queries to icbcht11 at ed.ac.uk. 

FROM: Matthew Juniper, ECOFTAC UK Pilot Centre, 31/10/2022
SUBJECT: ERCOFTAC Spring Festival, Vienna
DATE: 11-12 May 2023
DETAILS: https://www.ercoftac.org/events/ercoftac-spring-festival-2023/
Further information will be available in due course.  


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FROM: Matteo Carpentieri, University of Surrey, 09/12/2022
SUBJECT: Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Aerodynamics and Environmental
TOPIC: Dispersion characteristics of very light gases in an urban canopy
DETAILS: Link [12]
CLOSING DATE: 06/01/2023 

FROM: Matteo Carpentieri, University of Surrey, 09/12/2022
TOPIC: Air quality, thermal effects and micro-climate in urban areas
DETAILS: Project description [13]. Please apply through the SCENARIO DTP
CLOSING DATE: 20/01/2023 

FROM: James Sprittles, University of Warwick, 09/12/2022
SUBJECT: 10 fully-funded PhD positions within HetSys CDT
TOPIC: Various, see Details below.
DETAILS: General info here [15]; projects available for Autumn 2023 are
listed here [16].
CLOSING DATE: 25/01/2023 

FROM: Maria Parsa, Yifan Li & Alex Askounis, Northumbria University,
SUBJECT: Fully funded PhD studentship in Mechanical Engineering (for UK
and international students including EU)
TOPIC: Self-Propelled Dropwise Condensation for High Efficiency Heat
Exchange in Industrial Systems
DETAILS: The project will be supervised jointly by Dr Maria Parsa and
Dr. Yifan Li (Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering,
Northumbria) & Dr Alex Askounis (School of Engineering, UEA). Full
project details and the link to apply are here [17].
CLOSING DATE: 27/01/2023 

FROM: Yunhong Jiang & Yifan Li, Northumbria University, 08/12/2022
SUBJECT: PhD studentship in smart sustainable materials 
TOPIC: Bio-degradable functional bacterial cellulose hydrogel for
sustainable, re-usable and wearable sensor
DETAILS: The project will be supervised jointly by Dr Yunhong Jiang
(Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria), Dr. Yifan Li (Microsystem
Engineering, Northumbria) & Prof Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas (Microfluidic
Engineering, Heriot-Watt). Full project details and the link to apply
are here [18].
CLOSING DATE: 27/01/2023 

FROM: Chris Stafford, University of Brighton, 06/12/2022
SUBJECT: Fully-funded PhD studentship (UK residents)
TOPIC: Modelling the air induction process in a split cycle engine
DETAILS: https://bit.ly/3sJzEqq 
CLOSING DATE: 31/01/2023 

FROM: Dr Marco Placidi, University of Surrey, 01/12/2022
SUBJECT: Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Aerodynamics and Environmental
TOPIC: Wind farm wake optimisation in non-neutral atmospheric conditions
DETAILS: Link [12]
CLOSING DATE: 06/01/2023 

FROM: Timm Krüger, University of Edinburgh, 01/12/2022
SUBJECT: PhD studentship in Precision Medicine DTP
TOPIC: Blood flow and solute transport in human placental
microvasculature: an _in silico_ approach to stratifying pregnancy
DETAILS: The project will be supervised jointly by Dr Timm Krüger
(Engineering, Edinburgh), Prof Miguel Bernabeu (Medicine, Edinburgh) and
Dr Igor Chernyavsky (Maths, Manchester). Full project details and the
link to apply are here [19].
CLOSING DATE: 11/01/2023  

FROM: Arash Hamzehloo, Imperial College London, 01/12/2022
SUBJECT: Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Department of Aeronautics
TOPIC: Turbulence and drag parameterisations in urban canopy layers
using scale-resolving simulations and machine learning
DETAILS: Studentship details [20]; application link [21]; contact
a.hamzehloo at imperial.ac.uk 
CLOSING DATE: 06/01/2023 (noon) 

FROM: Otti Croze, Newcastle University, 28/11/2022
SUBJECT: Fully-funded 3.5-year PhD Studentship (NERC One Planet DTP,
2023/24 entry)
TOPIC: Environmental biophysics of microalgal migration in snow
DETAILS: Apply here [22]
CLOSING DATE: 16/01/2023  

FROM: Magda Carr, Newcastle University, 25/11/2022
SUBJECT: PhD Opportunity with NERC OnePlanet DTP
TOPIC: Laboratory modelling of internal solitary waves and sea-ice
DETAILS: Project description [23]. Please apply through ONE Planet DTP
CLOSING DATE: 16/01/2023 

FROM: Magda Carr, Newcastle University, 25/11/2022
SUBJECT: PhD Opportunity with AURA CDT
TOPIC: Experimental and numerical modelling of the interaction between
internal solitary waves and offshore wind infrastructure
DETAILS: Project description [25]. Please apply through Aura CDT [26].
CLOSING DATE: 04/01/2023  

FROM: Sepideh Khodaparast, University of Leeds, 22/11/2022
SUBJECT: Competition-funded PhD Studentship (open to all nationalities,
including UK)
TOPIC: Fabrication of antibacterial nanopatterned coatings inspired by
wings of insect
DETAILS: Full details are given here [27].
CLOSING DATE: 13/01/2023 

FROM: Wahbi El-Bouri, University of Liverpool, 15/11/2022
SUBJECT: Fully-funded 4-year PhD Studentship in MRC DiMeN DTP
TOPIC: THROMB-AI: Computational risk stratification of thrombus
formation and lysis in post-stroke patients
DETAILS: FindAPhD [28]. MRC funding offers extensive research training
support grants and flexible funding awards
CLOSING DATE: 13/01/2023 

FROM: Juan Li, King's College London, 10/11/2022
SUBJECT: Fully-funded PhD studentships (UK students only) in Department
of Engineering
TOPIC: Fluid mechanics in bio-inspired flight/swimming and renewable
energy systems
CLOSING DATE: Open till filled 

FROM: Mykola Tasinkevych & Lucas Goehring, Nottingham Trent University,
SUBJECT: PhD studentship in School of Science and Technology
TOPIC: Active colloids at structured surfaces
DETAILS: This PhD opportunity will combine analytical calculations,
multi-scale simulations and _in vitro_ experiments to develop systems
that control the motion of active catalytic colloids using chemically
patterned surfaces, in order to steer their trajectories. More details
and application instructions are available here [29], or contact
mykola.tasinkevych at ntu.ac.uk or lucas.goehring at ntu.ac.uk.
CLOSING DATE: 12/01/2023 

FROM: Nicholas Treleaven, Safran Group, 11/10/2022
SUBJECT: Two 3-year PhD studentships working in France, starting January
TOPIC: Turbulent combustion of hydrogen for aircraft propulsion (project
DETAILS: Seeking two candidates: (1) an experimental project aimed at
measuring the emission of NOx in turbulent hydrogen flames using laser
diagnostics, located at Paris-Saclay and (2) building turbulent
combustion models for hydrogen-air flames from high resolution DNS and
LES simulations, located at Poitiers. Candidates will preferably have
experience with laser diagnostics for (1) or high performance computing
for (2) with the usual preference for those with a background in fluid
mechanics, combustion or related fields. Follow these links for
descriptions of the positions (1) [30] and (2) [31].
CLOSING DATE: Open till filled, but looking for students who can start
early 2023. 

FROM: Jack King, University of Manchester, 12/08/2022
SUBJECT: Fully Funded PhD Studentship (European/UK only)
TOPIC: Accelerating mesh-free combustion simulations with machine
CLOSING DATE: Open till filled 


FROM: Tom Eaves, University of Dundee, 09/12/2022
SUBJECT: PDRA in Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Dynamical Systems (2
TOPIC: Saving energy via drag reduction: a mathematical description of
oscillatory flows
DETAILS: Full details may be found here [32]. 
CLOSING DATE: 06/01/2023 

FROM: Colin Bain & Lisong Yang, Durham University, 09/12/2022
SUBJECT: PDRA in Department of Chemistry
TOPIC: Precision Manufacturing of Microporous Thin Films
DETAILS: This is part of a joint project DIVINE [33] with Cambridge and
Warwick Universities to create new volatile-gas sensors using biomimetic
design principles. The PDRA will use microfluidics and fluid delivery
technologies to create thin films of sensor materials with controlled
structure on multiple length scales. The link to apply is here [34]. For
further details, please contact Colin Bain.
CLOSING DATE: 04/01/2023 

FROM: Hadi Zolfaghari, University of Cambridge, 30/11/2022
SUBJECT: Postdoctoral Researcher, based in Cardiac Surgery Group, St
George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SPF Funded), 18
TOPIC: Patient-specific CFD assessment of aortic flows in a spectrum of
aortic valve pathologies
DETAILS: Please contact Hadi Zolfaghari (hz382 at damtp.cam.ac.uk) as soon
as possible.
CLOSING DATE: 20/12/2022 (noon) 

FROM: George Papadakis, Imperial College London, 28/11/2022
SUBJECT: Research Assistant/Associate in Department of Aeronautics
TOPIC: Inverting Turbulence: Flow Patterns and Parameters from Sparse
DETAILS: Link [35]
CLOSING DATE: 31/12/2022 (extended) 

FROM: Ran Holtzman, Coventry University, 15/11/2022
SUBJECT: EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow (UK & International)
TOPIC: Nonequilibrium flow in disordered media: Memory, hysteresis, and
energy dissipation
DETAILS: Seeking an enthusiastic, curiosity-driven researcher with
interest in both computations and experiments; further details may be
found here [36].
CLOSING DATE: 13/01/2023 


FROM: Matthew Juniper, University of Cambridge, 25/11/2022
SUBJECT: University Assistant/Associate Professor in Department of
TOPIC: Energy Technologies
DETAILS: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/37202/ 
CLOSING DATE: 16/01/2023 

FROM: Ian Wilson, University of Cambridge, 17/11/2022
SUBJECT: Assistant Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering and
TOPIC: Fluid Mechanics
DETAILS: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/37198/
CLOSING DATE: 06/01/2023 

FROM: Colm-cille Caulfield, University of Cambridge, 10/11/2022
SUBJECT: Assistant Professor in Department of Applied Mathematics and
Theoretical Physics
TOPIC: Fluid Dynamics and Sustainability
DETAILS: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/38101/
CLOSING DATE: 06/01/2023 


FROM: Claire Mc Namara, on behalf of the National Wind Tunnel Facility,
SUBJECT: Group Projects Manager
DETAILS: A project manager is needed to bring together industry,
academic and agency requirements to develop a group research grant
applications. This is a key appointment in that it will generate greater
collaboration between academics and industry. Further details are
available here [37] and applications can be processed here [38].
CLOSING DATE: 08/01/2023 

FROM: Claire Mc Namara, on behalf of the National Wind Tunnel Facility,
SUBJECT: Experimental Database Coordinator
DETAILS: The purpose of this role is to lead the development and
delivery of an experimental database for the EPSRC National Wind Tunnel
Facility. Further details are available here [39] and applications can
be processed here [40].
CLOSING DATE: 10/01/2023 

FROM: Sophie Lavers, on behalf of Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd, 26/10/2022
SUBJECT: Thermo-Fluid Modelling and Analysis Opportunities
DETAILS: Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd is designing a Small Modular Reactor (SMR)
to deliver a market-driven, affordable and low carbon power generation
capability. We currently have various positions in the fields of fluid
dynamics and heat transfer that would suit graduates and postgraduates
with background in thermo-fluid modelling and analysis from system
analysis to Computational Fluid Dynamics. Further details are available
here [41].
CLOSING DATE: Open till filled 

FROM: Marco Pietropaoli, TOffeeAM, 18/08/2022
SUBJECT: Junior and Senior positions in (a) CFD and (b) Machine Learning
TOPIC: Additive Manufacturing
DETAILS: The following positions are available at TOffeeAM. 

(a) CFD positions
Junior CFD Analyst / Software Developer [42], Senior CFD Analyst /
Software Developer [43]
Contact: m.pietropaoli at toffeeam.co.uk  

(b) Machine Learning positions
Machine Learning Engineer [44], Senior Machine Learning Engineer [45]
Contact: a.gaymann at toffeeam.co.uk  

CLOSING DATE: Open till filled 


[1] https://www.cambridge.org/jfm/batchelor/info
[3] http://2phaseflow.org/publicpages:edutools
[4] https://www.mdpi.com/journal/actuators/special_issues/I7G5SHGX2A
[8] https://fluids.leeds.ac.uk/events/matthew-juniper-lifd-colloquium/
[10] https://events.interpore.org/event/41/page/362-minisymposia
[11] https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU23/session/47067
[14] https://research.reading.ac.uk/scenario/apply/
[15] https://fluids.ac.uk/files/HetSys_2023.1670580388.pdf
[16] https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/hetsys/themes/projectopportunities/
[24] https://research.ncl.ac.uk/one-planet/
[26] https://auracdt.hull.ac.uk/
[30] https://fluids.ac.uk/files/1_PhD_LaserDiagnostics.1665523583.pdf
[33] https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/W024284/1
[36] http://www.ranholtzman.com/positions.html
[39] https://vacancies.lboro.ac.uk/jobdesc/REQ221575.pdf
[41] https://www.rolls-royce-smr.com/careers/vacancies/204119kch
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