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<p><strong>UKFN weekly round-up<span> 24/4/20</span></strong></p>
<p>If you would like to circulate a brief message to the UKFN mailing list, please send it to <a href="mailto:info@fluids.ac.uk">info@fluids.ac.uk</a> by<strong> Friday noon </strong>of that week. </p>
<p><strong>A. UKFN MESSAGES</strong></p>
<p><span><strong>From:</strong> Nick Daish, 17/4/20</span><br /><span><strong>Subject:</strong> ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day 2020</span></p>
<p><span>Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, the ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day event will not take place this year. However,<span> </span><strong>a modified form of the competition will still go ahead</strong>, and current PhD students and recent graduates in fluid mechanics are invited to submit 3-page summaries of their work: the three best entries will go forward to the 2020 Da Vinci competition (<a href="https://www.ercoftac.org/events/da_vinci_competition/">https://www.ercoftac.org/events/da_vinci_competition/</a>), to be held in Italy in October, and along with the next six best entries will participate in the 2021 Osborne Reynolds Day.</span></p>
<p><span></span><span>See <a href="https://tinyurl.com/or-day-2020-21-v5">https://tinyurl.com/or-day-2020-21-v5</a> for full information on who can enter, how to enter and the selection procedure. <strong>Closing date for submissions is Friday 1st May at 17:00.</strong></span></p>
<p><strong><span>From:</span></strong><span> Nick Daish, 24/4/20<br /><strong>Subject:</strong> UKFN Thesis Competition 2020</span></p>
<p><span>This is a reminder that UKFN is once again holding a competition for the best fluids thesis submitted in the UK during 2019, with a prize of £500 for the winner. Nominations are now being accepted at <a href="mailto:competition@fluids.ac.uk">competition@fluids.ac.uk,</a> with a closing date of <strong>30th April 2020</strong>. Full details are given <a href="https://tinyurl.com/ukfn-thesis-prize-2020">here</a>.</span></p>
<p><strong><span>From:</span></strong><span> Nick Daish, 24/4/20<br /><strong>Subject:</strong> Fluid Mechanics Webinar Series</span></p>
<p><span>If you're missing going to a weekly fluids seminar, we are pleased to announce that a new series of fluid mechanics webinars is being organised jointly by Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics in Cambridge, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and UKFN. The first of these will take place at 16:00 BST on Friday 1st May, when Christophe Clanet (LadHyX) will talk about 'The physics of road and track cycling'. Details of how to access the webinar may be found at <a href="https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics/fluid-mechanics-webinar-series">https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics/fluid-mechanics-webinar-series</a>.<br /><br /></span></p>
<p><strong>B. MEMBER MESSAGES</strong></p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong style="font-size: 10pt;">SIGS:</strong></p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>From: </strong>Julien Landel, University of Manchester<br /><strong><br />Webinar Series on Cleaning Challenges Posed by the COVID-19 Pandemics</strong></p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Who:</strong> SIG on the Fluid Mechanics of Cleaning and Decontamination<br /><strong>When:</strong> every Friday at 11:30 starting 24th April for 1 or 1.5 hours (max)<br /><strong>Details:</strong> <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.icms.org.uk/VdecontamSIG.php">https://www.icms.org.uk/VdecontamSIG.php</a><br /><strong>Registration link:</strong> <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5KRBHX/">https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5KRBHX/</a><br /><strong>Note:</strong> registration is important as the ICSM, who manage the logistic, will send you a Zoom link and **password** for each seminar. The webinars are open to all, but registration is limited to the maximum number of participants on Zoom.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong style="font-size: 10pt;">From: </strong>Judith McCann, EPSRC, 1/4/20<strong style="font-size: 10pt;"><br />Subject: </strong>UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19<strong style="font-size: 10pt;"><br />Details: </strong>Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.<br /><strong>Link:</strong> <a href="https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/">https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/</a> </p>
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<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong style="font-size: 10pt;">JOBS:</strong></p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><span>From: </span></strong>Alice Thompson, University of Manchester, 16/4/20<strong><span><br /><span>Subject: </span></span></strong>Fully funded, experimentally-focused, PhD project<strong><span><br /><span>Topic: </span></span></strong>Control-Based Exploration of Disordered Systems<strong><span><br /><span>Details:<span> </span></span></span></strong><a href="https://tinyurl.com/UoM-bubble-control">https://tinyurl.com/UoM-bubble-control</a><strong><span><br /><span>Closing date: </span></span></strong>Ongoing</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><span>From:</span></strong><span><span> </span>Dr. Tom Eaves, University of Dundee<br /><strong><span>Subject:</span></strong> Fully-funded PhD Position (Fully-funded for UK Residents, Fees-funded for EU)<br /><strong><span>Topic:</span></strong><span> </span>Boundary layer drag reduction vis periodic control of chaotic systems<br /><strong><span>Details:</span></strong><span> </span><a href="http://www.findaphd.com/?pj=120415"><span>https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/boundary-layer-drag-reduction-via-periodic-control-of-chaotic-systems/?p120845</span></a><br /><strong><span>Closing date:</span></strong> 30th June for Sept. start</span></p>
<div><strong>From: </strong>Dr. Jason Stafford, University of Birmingham<strong><br />Subject:</strong><span> </span>3.5 year PDRF in School of Engineering</div>
<div><strong>Topic:</strong><span> </span>Membrane desalination</div>
<div><strong>Details:</strong> <a href="https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001R7&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon">https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001R7&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon</a></div>
<div><strong>Closing date:</strong><span> </span>24th May 2020</div>
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