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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 13 (15/12/17)
Welcome to Issue 13 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids community.
1. Photo and video competition #2 VOTING (https://fluids.ac.uk/competition)
It’s time to vote in the latest UKFN photo/video competition! Go to the Competition page, https://fluids.ac.uk/competition, and choose your favourite photo and video from the finalists.
Voting closes on 31 December 2017.
2. Short Research Visits (https://fluids.ac.uk/srv)
If you are a UK fluids researcher – PhD student, postdoc, PI, industrial collaborator – you can apply for a Short Research Visit to spend 1-2 weeks with another researcher or group, and UKFN will cover up to £1000 of your expenses. Previous visits have been used to develop a mathematical model, share an experimental facility or advance a numerical technique.
The SRV page on the website contains full details, including some visit reports.
The next deadline is 31 January 2018.
The UK Fluids Network is now the UK’s Pilot Centre for ERCOFTAC . As such, UKFN will be the national point of contact for ERCOFTAC, will co-organise the Osborne Reynolds Day and will participate in the annual ERCOFTAC Spring and Autumn Festivals and propose UK candidates for the Da Vinci Competition (http://www.ercoftac.org/events/da_vinci_competition/). Please see http://www.ercoftac.org/pilot_centres/united_kingdom/ for further information on the role of the UK Pilot Centre.
• It has just been announced that the 2018 Autumn Festival and Da Vinci Competition will take place on 18-19 October in Warsaw, hosted by the Poland Pilot Centre. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
4. APS-DFD Denver interviews
Tom Crawford (https://tomrocksmaths.com/) and Nicole Sharp (http://fyfluiddynamics.com/) worked their collective socks off interviewing speakers and delegates at the conference last month. The results of their labours will appear in the new year as monthly compilations on the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and FY Fluid Dynamics blogs, and will be featured on the UKFN website.
5. Fluids dissertation prize (REPEAT)
UKFN will be funding an annual competition for the best fluids-themed doctoral thesis. Dissertations will be nominated by examiners, and a shortlist judged by a panel drawn from UKFN. There will be follow-up coverage of the winner and their work. Details will appear on the website and through the newsletter in the near future.
6. Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)
• Please contact us by Friday, 12 January 2018 if you would like to advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.
7. Open PDRA, faculty and other positions
(a) PDRA, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Fluid Dynamics of Morphing Blades
Ref: https://tinyurl.com/Edinburgh-041953 (and enter 041953 in Vacancy Reference)
Closing date: 15 December 2017
(b) PDRF in Microfluidics, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln
Project 'Microscale Viscosity Gradients in the Oceans'
Closing date: 3 January 2018
(c) PDRA in Computational Aeroelasticity, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College, London
Closing date: 5 January 2018
(d) PDRF, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton
‘A generalised fully Lagrangian approach for gas-droplet flows’
Closing date: 7 January 2018
(e) PhD, School of Engineering, Newcastle University
‘Experimental Investigation of Flow-Induced Vibrations of Flexible Structures’
Closing date: 15 January 2018
(f) PhD, School of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University
‘A SOUND idea for acoustic waves talking with biological cells and bacteria’
Closing date: 28 January 2018
(g) PhD, Centre for Mathematics Research, Keele University
‘New methods for computing exact coherent structures responsible for cascades of energy in fluid turbulence’
Closing date: 13 April 2018
(h) PhD, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
‘Fluid dynamics of biological compliant surfaces in turbulent flow’
Closing date: Open till filled
(i) PDRA, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
‘Advanced laser diagnostics for near-wall heat transfer and flame quenching studies at high pressures’
Closing date: Apply now
(j) Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Up to 50 fully-funded DPhils
• Please contact us by Friday, 12 January 2018 if you would like to advertise open PDRA, faculty and other positions in the next newsletter.
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