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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 9 (10/7/17)
Welcome to Issue 9 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids community.
New address for UKFN
The UK Fluids Network has moved to https://fluids.ac.uk, so please start using the new address. Note that https://ukfluids.net currently displays a redirection message and link, but this will transition to automatic redirection over the next month or so.
Publicity for UKFN (Repeat)
Please help us to publicise UKFN by adding links from your website. The UKFN logo, at various sizes, is available for download (https://fluids.ac.uk/about). You can add a link to the UKFN website with, for example,
<a href=”https://fluids.ac.uk/”> <img src=”UKFN_250px.png”> </a>
Photo and video competition, https://fluids.ac.uk/competition (Repeat)
There is still time to enter our photo and video competition with cash prizes for the best new photo and short video on a fluids subject. Full details on how to enter are on the website. Closing date is 31 July 2017.
Researcher Resources, https://fluids.ac.uk/researcher-resources (Repeat)
Researcher resources are now on the website. Please contact us to add new resources.
Short Research Visits, https://fluids.ac.uk/srv
These are open to any UK fluids researcher for a visit of 1-2 weeks within the UK, with up to £1000 per visit available from UKFN.
The successful applicants from the second round of proposals are:
Dr Denny Vitasari (Aberystwyth University)
Title: “Effect of surfactant re-distribution on the flow and stability of foam films”
Visiting: University of Strathclyde
Dr Dongfang Liang (University of Cambridge)
Title: “Modelling sediment transport in an integrated free-surface and subsurface water flow framework”
Visiting: University of Sheffield
Dr Nathalie Vriend (University of Cambridge)
Title: “Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT) measurements of silo honking”
Visiting: University of Birmingham
Dr Marco Placidi (City, University of London)
Title: “The nature of secondary flows in turbulent boundary layers over rough beds”
Visiting: University of Southampton
Mr Robert Miller (University of Leicester)
Title: “The stability and transition of rotating flows as applied to Chemical Vapour Deposition”
Visiting: Manchester Metropolitan University & University of Manchester
Mr Ruben Rosario (University of Strathclyde)
Title: “Viscous froth and surfactant mass transfer”
Visiting: Aberystwyth University
We are currently accepting proposals for the third batch of SRVs, deadline 30 September 2017.
Special Interest Groups, https://fluids.ac.uk/sig (Repeat)
Joining a SIG
If you want to register interest in a SIG, send an email to the SIG leader, asking them to include you on their circulation list.
So far, 28 of the 41 SIG meetings have had their first meetings. We will be distilling best practice guidelines from meeting reports and discussion with SIG leaders.
Keep watching the calendar of SIG meetings https://fluids.ac.uk/sig/calendar, accessible from the map page (top-right corner), for the latest SIG meetings and other UKFN-related events.
ERCOFTAC (http://www.ercoftac.org/) and UKFN
As noted in the last UKFN Newsletter, the ERCOFTAC Quarterly Bulletin is available to UKFN members – please go to http://mailchi.mp/cado-ercoftac/ercoftac-quarterly-newsletter-no-5-june-2017. This edition includes the announcement of UKFN taking over the running of ERCOFTAC’s UK Pilot Centre.
Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)
European Summer School on Multi-scale Modeling in Chemical Reaction Engineering
18-22 Sep 2017, Porto Carras resort in Chalkidiki, Greece
Deadline: registration – 18 July 2017
FLOW Autumn School on Aeroacoustics and Thermoacoustics of Propulsion Systems
23-27 Oct 2017, Linné Flow Centre, KTH Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Please contact us by Friday, 4 August 2017 if you would like to advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.
Open PDRA, faculty and other positions
PDRA, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester
Transition to disordered front propagation
Closing date: 14 July 2017
PDRA, Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics Research Centre, Coventry University
Transition to turbulence in non-Newtonian shear flows
Closing date: 19 July 2017
Research Fellow, Smart Materials and Surfaces Laboratory, Northumbria University
Self-Propelled Droplet Motion on Gradient Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces (G-SLIPS)
Closing date: 31 July 2017
Research Fellow, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick
Microflows (small-scale interfacially-dominated flows)
Closing date: 21 August 2017
PhD studentship, Centre for Medical Informatics/Dept of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Through the tumour labyrinth: developing a mechanistic understanding of blood flow and oxygen delivery in tumour vasculature
Closing date: 28 July 2017
Please contact us by Friday, 4 August 2017 if you would like to advertise open PDRA, faculty and other positions in the next newsletter.
Proposals and bids
UK Turbulence Consortium: new bid for 2018-2021
Sylvain Laizet of Imperial College, London is leading a bid to EPSRC to set up a new UK Turbulence Consortium for the period 2018-2021. More details may be found at http://tinyurl.com/y7qah4t2. If you are interested in being part of UKTC as an active member, please e-mail Sylvain (email@example.com) to express your interest. Note the deadline for the “intent to submit” is 25 July 2017, while the full submission deadline is 12 September 2017.
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