[All] UKFN bulletin, w/e 08/09/2022
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UKFN WEEKLY ROUND-UP 08/09/2022
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A. UKFN MESSAGES
FROM: Nick Daish, 08/09/2022
SUBJECT: UKFN Photo/Video competition #12 - results
The winners and other top picks for photo/video competition #12, with
theme 'Fluids in the natural world', are as follows.
'Sequence of equally spaced jets at high Re ', Christian Toma, Pedro
Colombas Vives & Simone Chellini (University of Southampton)
'Streamlines on a wind-swept surface revealed by titanium dioxide
mixture ', Connor O'Pray (University of Cambridge)
JOINT 3RD PLACE
'Riverside Rapids ', Declan Clifford, Ewan Armstrong-Miller & Neeraj
Sumaria (University of Southampton)
'Turbulence Within a Soap Film Bubble ', Alexander Hine, Thomas
Preskett & Tom Griffiths (University of Southampton)
'Atmospheric plume's trajectory in an urban boundary layer ',
Mohammad Jadidi (University of Manchester)
'Sheet breakup in agricultural sprays ', Zuhaib Nissar (University of
'Street scale turbulent flow: pollutant dispersion ', Jian Zhong
(University of Birmingham)
Congratulations to all the above, and thanks to everyone who took part.
These have been added to the Gallery page, https://fluids.ac.uk/gallery,
as well as the home page carousel.
The next competition will be announced towards the end of the year.
B. MEMBER MESSAGES
No general member messages.
FROM: Matthew Juniper, ERCOFTAC UK Pilot Centre, 02/09/2022
SUBJECT: Young ERCOFTAC Montestigliano Spring School for Graduate
DATE: 22-29 October 2022
DETAILS: The ERCOFTAC Montestigliano workshop will take place in
Tuscany, Italy, and the topic this year is 'PHYSICO-CHEMICAL MODELS
ENABLING HIGH-FIDELITY REACTIVE AND PLASMA FLOW SIMULATIONS'. The guest
speaker is Prof Thierry E. Magin from the Von Karman Institute for Fluid
Dynamics (VKI), Belgium.
As in previous years, the workshop is meant to be a learning opportunity
for doctoral and postdoctoral students, where they get to work
interactively in groups on open research problems and in close contact
with the organizers and the invited speaker. Full details are here .
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 11/09/2022.
FROM: Steve Tobias, University of Leeds, 01/09/2022
SUBJECT: Short course (online) on Environmental Fluid Mechanics
DATE: Between 23 September and 1 November 2022
DETAILS: Prof Herbert Huppert from the University of Cambridge will be
giving a 10-lecture course, supported by the Chinese government, on
Environmental Fluid Mechanics, via Zoom. The sessions will run broadly
* The Navier Stokes equations and related simplifications [0.5
* Gravity currents -- flowing at either low or high Reynolds numbers
* Flows in porous media 
* The weather, the development of our understanding leading to climate
* Surface waves on the ocean, their interaction with coral layers and
a new suggestion of how to defend against tsunamis [1.5]
* Granular flows 
* Elastic effects and fracking 
The 10 sessions are on 23, 27 & 30 Sep, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 & 28 Oct, and
1 Nov, all at 16:00-17:00 Beijing time.
The Zoom meeting link is https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9958921753 (meeting
room 995 892 1753). There is a flyer on the course here .
FROM: Helen Freeman, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 02/09/2022
SUBJECT: Workshop 'Data-driven methods in fluid mechanics'
DATE: 12-13 December 2022
DETAILS: This conference, hosted by Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics,
is devoted to the discussion of data-driven methods in all branches of
fluid dynamics for a range of applications. Contributed presentations
(talks and posters) will be accepted on both methods/algorithms and
applications. More info on the conference and how to submit an abstract
for a presentation are here . Abstract deadline is 30/10/2022.
FROM: Chris Toomer, University of the West of England, 29/08/2022
SUBJECT: UK High-speed (supersonic/hypersonic) aerodynamics flow network
DATE: 23 September 2022, 10:30-16:00 BST
DETAILS: The UK high-speed aerodynamics networking meeting is open to
all UK researchers (academic and industry) interested in numerical
modelling and experimental measurements of high speed flows. The meeting
is both online and at the University of the West of England.
Contributions/presentations welcome. Agenda TBA. Contact point
Chris.Toomer at uwe.ac.uk The information is also updated on the
high-speed SIG webpage: https://fluids.ac.uk/sig/HighMCFD .
FROM: Dan Aspel, Isaac Newton Institute, 24/08/2022
SUBJECT: Winter School 'Mathematical theory and applications of multiple
DATE: 9-13 January 2023
DETAILS: The Winter School aims to engage early career researchers
(research students and above) in the MWS programme. It will feature a
series of introductory lectures from prominent experts in the field of
multiple wave scattering, which will appeal to a broad span of
researchers, including engineers, physicists and mathematicians. There
will also be guest lectures from end-users/industry and group research
activities. Funding is available for those most in need. Deadline for
applications is 09/09/2022. Full details, including how to apply, may be
found on the meeting website . There is also a poster for download
FROM: Marc-Olivier Coppens, University College London, 05/08/2022
SUBJECT: Pre-announcement of Fluidisation XVII in Edinburgh
DATE: 21-25 May 2023
DETAILS: Raffaella Ocone from Heriot-Watt University and Paola Lettieri
and Marc-Olivier Coppens from UCL are organising the Fluidization XVII
conference, often considered the leading conference on fluidization,
from fundamentals to industrial applications. This is the first time in
a very long time that it will be organised in the UK, see
https://www.aiche.org/conferences/fluidization/2023 . The previous one
was held pre-pandemic, in China in 2019
(https://www.aiche.org/conferences/fluidization/2019 ). Further
information will be passed on nearer the time.
FROM: Lars Davidson, 10/07/2022
SUBJECT: 3-day online course 'Large Eddy Simulation (LES), hybrid
LES-RANS, Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) and unsteady RANS'
DATE: 5, 7 and 9 December 2022
FROM: Richard Fu (Northumbria) & Thomas Franke (Glasgow), 30/06/2022
SUBJECT: Acoustofluidic Conference 2022
DATE: 19-21 October 2022
DETAILS: Latest information from the conference organisers, including
extended abstract deadline, is here .
FROM: Stephen Longshaw, Smoothed particle hydrodynamics, 26/08/2022
SUBJECT: SPH SIG Virtual Seminar, 28/09/2022
Registration is now open for the next in the SPH SIG's virtual seminar
series. This is being organised by Dr Tom De Vuyst from the University
of Hertfordshire. This will be held on 28th September between 13:00 and
16:30 GMT (see agenda ). Registration is required in order to
receive a joining link: Register 
We hope to see you at the seminar, which will provide a snapshot of some
of the exciting research using SPH currently going on within the UK and
across Europe. As always, further details can be found on our website
 and previous seminars and deep-dive lectures can be found on our
YouTube  channel.
JOBS - PHD STUDENTSHIPS:
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: Marinos Manolesos, City, University of London, 29/07/2022
SUBJECT: Fully funded PhD studentship in Department of Engineering
TOPIC: SAFER: StAll FluttER on conventional and innovative wing
DETAILS: Studentship details here . Wind Tunnel testing and
high-fidelity CFD investigation on Stall Flutter and Stall Cells for
conventional and innovative Wing Structures. In collaboration with
CLOSING DATE: 16/09/2022
FROM: Andy Woods, University of Cambridge, 06/07/2022
SUBJECT: PhD Opportunity at BP Institute
TOPIC: Modelling electrolysis and bubble growth dynamics
DETAILS: We are excited to announce a new PhD opportunity in modelling
the generation, growth and separation of bubbles from an electrode
during hydrogen generation by electrolysis. The PhD will involve
experimental and theoretical modelling to quantify the rate limiting
factors on the process.
CLOSING DATE: Contact andy at bpi.cam.ac.uk in the first instance. Please
apply through the University of Cambridge Board of Graduate Studies.
FROM: Ed Llewellin, Durham University, 24/06/2022
SUBJECT: 4-year PhD studentship in Mathematical Sciences DTP
TOPIC: Formation, maturation, and failure of viscosity-stabilized foams:
application to volcanic eruptions
CLOSING DATE: Email ed.llewellin at durham.ac.uk as soon as possible.
Starts Oct 2022.
FROM: Stuart Thomson & Andrew Lawrie, University of Bristol, 21/06/2022
SUBJECT: Funded PhD Studentship in Mechanical Engineering (European/UK
TOPIC: Hydrogen Ventilation in a Geological Disposal Facility
CLOSING DATE: 23/09/2022
FROM: Zhong-Nan Wang, University of Birmingham, 10/11/2021
SUBJECT: PhD Studentship
TOPIC: Data-Driven Analysis for Reducing Turbulence Noise using HiFi-CFD
DETAILS: https://bit.ly/3gGCHZF 
CLOSING DATE: Open till filled
JOBS - POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS:
FROM: Adrian Barker, University of Leeds, 17/08/2022
SUBJECT: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
TOPIC: Tidal flows in planets and stars
CLOSING DATE: 15/09/2022 (or until position is filled).
Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Dr Adrian Barker
(A.J.Barker at leeds.ac.uk)
FROM: Jens-Dominik Müller, Queen Mary University London, 28/07/2022
SUBJECT: 2022 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral
The School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) at QMUL has a
strong track record in succeeding with MSCA PostDoc fellowship
applications. Researchers in the following areas are invited to develop
proposals with us:
* High-resolution flow and noise simulations of rotor problems in
application to Urban Air Mobility accelerated on GPU
* Hybrid Molecular Dynamics
* Continuum Mechanics modelling of atherosclerotic plaque deformation
and rupture in blood vessels
* Development of multi-scale models for prediction of rupture risk for
atherosclerotic plaque in patients
* Development of very fast solution strategies of CFD and FSI blood
vessel models for clinical application in the SEMS/Barts cath lab
* Data-driven turbulence modelling for adjoint shape optimisation
* CAD-based adjoint multi-physics shape optimisation for
turbo-machinery and/or aeronautics applications
Application deadline is 14th September 2022. If you'd like discuss a
potential topic, please contact j.mueller at qmul.ac.uk.
FROM: Steve Tobias, University of Leeds, 28/04/2022
SUBJECT: The 2022 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral
Fellowships  and Doctoral Networks  calls are now open.
DETAILS: The application deadlines are:
* POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: 14th September 2022, 17:00 Brussels time
* DOCTORAL NETWORKS: 15th November 2022, 17:00 Brussels time (16:00
If you are interested in applying to the MSCA calls, or would like any
further information, contact the EU Team at eufunding at leeds.ac.uk.
JOBS - ACADEMIC STAFF:
Currently no academic staff positions to advertise.
JOBS - OTHER:
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 , Senior CFD Analyst /
Software Developer 
Contact: m.pietropaoli at toffeeam.co.uk
(b) Machine Learning positions
Machine Learning Engineer , Senior Machine Learning Engineer 
Contact: a.gaymann at toffeeam.co.uk
CLOSING DATE: Open till filled
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