[All] UKFN bulletin, w/e 22/09/2022
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Thu Sep 22 13:38:09 BST 2022
UKFN WEEKLY ROUND-UP 22/09/2022
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A. UKFN MESSAGES
FROM: Nick Daish, 22/09/2022
SUBJECT: UK Fluids Conference
DETAILS: The 6th UK Fluids Conference took place on 6-8 September in
Sheffield. It was well-attended with more than 220 delegates, including
over 50% student participants. There was a full programme of some 150
presentations in 3 parallel sessions and about 40 posters. The booklet
containing the conference programme and all the abstracts may be
downloaded from here , or from the UKFN Connect page .
As in previous conferences, there were competitions for the best PhD
student oral and poster presentations. Congratulations to the winners
Student oral presentations
* Winner - Elijah Andrews (University of Southampton), 'Bubble
collapse near porous plates' (abstract )
* Runner-up - Matilde Fiori (University of Oxford), 'Impact of large
periodic deformations on solute transport in soft porous media'
Student poster presentations
* Winner - Jennifer Stout (University of Reading), 'Oscillatory
motions of falling snowflakes' (abstract )
* Runner-up - Emily Butler (University of Leeds), 'An investigation of
the fluid structure interaction in articular cartilage across disparate
scales' (abstract )
The next conference in the series is planned for Glasgow in 2023.
FROM: Matthew Juniper, ERCOFTAC UK Pilot Centre, 12/09/2022
SUBJECT: ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival; Funding Application deadline
DETAILS: The ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival 2022 and final of the 17th Da
Vinci Competition will take place in Lyon, France at Ecole Centrale de
Lyon over 6-7 October 2022. More information regarding the Festival is
available on the ERCOFTAC website .
The deadline for submitting application forms for ERCOFTAC events
funding and SIG general funding 2023 is approaching - TUESDAY, 27
SEPTEMBER 2022. Follow the links to download the required forms for
events funding  and SIG funding . More information is available on
the ERCOFTAC website .
Please could you contact admin at cado-ercoftac.org as soon as possible if
you are planning to be present personally in Lyon, France on 6-7 October
B. MEMBER MESSAGES
No general member messages.
FROM: Lian Gan, Durham University, 14/09/2022
SUBJECT: 20th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, TU Delft
DATE: 17-21 July 2023
DETAILS: The 20th International Symposium on Flow Visualization will be
held at TU Delft in the Netherlands in 2023. The symposium will be
chaired by Fulvio Scarano. Despite the name of the symposium, the scope
covers both experimental and numerical techniques, from imaging to
quantitative data analysis, and from fundamental to applicable fluid
mechanics problems. Please visit the conference website
https://www.isfv20.org/home for more information.
FROM: Chris Ness, University of Edinburgh, 13/09/2022
SUBJECT: Formative Formulation 3 - an early career event for formulation
scientists in academia & industry
DATE: 9 December 2022, 08:30-16:00 GMT
DETAILS: Formulation scientists combine fluid mechanics, soft matter
physics and chemistry to generate valuable products from raw materials.
Formative Formulation 3 is a conference and networking event for EARLY
CAREER formulation scientists. It is a platform for sharing scientific
work and developing your professional network. The meeting will be held
at the University of Edinburgh; further details are here .
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: 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: 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: Halim Kusumaatmaja, Bio-Inspired and Smart Surfaces, 22/09/2022
SUBJECT: Workshop on 'Bio-Inspired and Smart Surfaces' & ECR Event
DATE: 14-15 November 2022
DETAILS: Registration is open for the next SIG meeting to be held at
Durham University. Day 1 is dedicated to research talks from invited
speakers, as well as talk and poster contributions from Early Career
Researchers. Day 2 is dedicated to Early Career Researcher careers.
There will be 6-8 talks from academics and non-academics alike, to
ensure there is a breadth of career options covered, and dedicated time
for networking and informal discussions. More info on the meeting and
how to submit an abstract for a presentation can be found here  .
Abstract deadline is 31/10/2022.
FROM: Svetlana Aleksandrova, Particulate Matter Filtration Flows,
SUBJECT: Invitation to speakers for next SIG meeting
DETAILS: Speakers are invited for the next meeting of Special Interest
Group on Particulate Matter Filtration Flows. This is expected to take
place at the University of Nottingham later this year (dates to be
confirmed). The focus of the meeting is going to be environmental
Particular Matter flows (in particular, in urban environments). If you
would like to present at the meeting, or would like us to invite someone
who works in this area, please contact Humberto Medina
(Humberto.Medina at nottingham.ac.uk) or myself (csy092 at coventry.ac.uk).
Please also contact me if you would like to be added to the SIG mailing
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: Chris Stafford, University of Brighton, 22/09/2022
SUBJECT: Fully-funded PhD studentship (UK Residents)
TOPIC: Modelling the air induction process in a split cycle engine
CLOSING DATE: 30/10/2022
FROM: Chris Toomer, University of the West of England, 13/09/2022
SUBJECT: Fully Funded PhD Studentship (European/UK only)
TOPIC: Aerodynamic Digital Twin Development for Aircraft Validation and
CLOSING DATE: 09/10/2022
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: 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: 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: Ian Johnston, University of Hertfordshire, 21/09/2022
SUBJECT: Research Fellow in Microfluidics and Microengineering Research
TOPIC: We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher to develop Next
Generation devices and systems for protection of human, animal and crop
health in the Centre for Research in Biodetection Technologies.
CLOSING DATE: 02/10/2022
Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Ian Johnston
(i.d.johnston at herts.ac.uk)
FROM: Rodrigo Ledesma Aguilar, University of Edinburgh, 16/09/2022
SUBJECT: Leverhulme funded PDRA on Experimental Interface Science &
TOPIC: Fluid Mechanics of Wettability-Patterned Liquid Surfaces
CLOSING DATE: 12/10/2022
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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