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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 16 (3/4/18)
Welcome to Issue 16 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids community.
(a) Directory, https://fluids.ac.uk/directory
More than 1000 people have registered with UKFN. These are listed alphabetically on the Directory page. You can search this list by fluids sub-discipline, application areas, institutions and SIGs. To search for a specific person, use the built-in browser search facility.
We are in the process of refining the presentation and ease-of-use of the Directory page and its associated search function, and we would very much welcome your feedback or suggestions for modifications (sent to email@example.com) to input to the process.
If you have not yet registered/completed your profile, we encourage you to do so, to help us compile a more complete picture of the UK fluids community, and to help you share your interests and expertise. Start from the Login link in the top right-hand corner.
(b) Home page, https://fluids.ac.uk/
The home page now features a selection of entries from the photo/video competition, including past winners. Open any of the media in a separate window or tab to view in full.
(c) Researcher resources, https://fluids.ac.uk/researcher-resources (Repeat)
The Researcher resources section of the website comprises a growing collection of material aimed at sharing course notes, videos, slides, code snippets and useful links on any fluids-related topic, especially if relevant to graduate students.
We would like to hear from you if you have any courses, workshop notes, useful code, etc you are willing to share with the rest of the UK fluids community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of the material, and we will do our best to include it in the Researcher resources. There is no time limit for submitting resources.
2. Fluids dissertation prize 2018 (https://fluids.ac.uk/competition) – new closing date
Since some people only heard about the fluids dissertation prize quite late, nominations will continue to be accepted until 30 April 2018. In addition, a thesis may be nominated if it was either submitted or examined during 2017. Full details of what you need to include in your nomination may be found on https://fluids.ac.uk/competition.
The winner will be announced on 31 May 2018, and will receive a prize of £500. They will also be invited, along with two runners-up, to present their work at the UK Fluids Conference at Manchester in September. There will be follow-up coverage on the UKFN website.
3. UK Fluids Conference 2018 (https://ukfluidsconference2018.weebly.com/)
Please submit your 200-word abstract for either an oral or poster presentation at the 2018 UK Fluids Conference by Monday 23 April 2018. Registration opens 2 May 2018.
4. Competition entries – the stories behind the pictures
We will soon be featuring interviews with the winners and some of the other entrants in the competitions, giving you the background stories behind the photos and videos.
In the meantime, the UKFN home page now features a selection of entries, which we will be continually updating.
5. Short Research Visits (https://fluids.ac.uk/srv) (Repeat)
Any UK fluids researcher – PhD student, postdoc, PI, industrial collaborator – can apply for a Short Research Visit grant to spend 1-2 weeks with another researcher or group, and UKFN will cover up to £1000 of your travel, subsistence and accommodation 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 for SRV proposals is 31 May 2018.
6. Early Career Researcher SIG event
Some 32 early career researchers from 11 universities gathered at Northumbria University for a day of short talks, discussion, posters and (to finish off) a social at the local pub.
The event was co-sponsored by the 'Droplet and flow interactions with bioinspired and smart surfaces' and 'Multi-scale and non-continuum flows' SIGs.
Thanks to the organisers Andrew Edwards (Nottingham Trent), Rohit Pillai (Edinburgh) and Nicasio Geraldi (Northumbria) for making it a success.
The feedback was very positive, with many asking for additional events.
The programme is available at https://fluids.ac.uk/files/UKFN_ECR_Programme.1522062135.pdf.
7. Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)
(a) Numerical optimization SIG training workshop on ‘Design optimisation with metamodels and metaheuristics, structural topology optimisation’
16-17 April 2018, Cambridge
(b) Meeting to celebrate the life and achievements of Prof Brian Spalding
20 April 2018, Imperial College, London
Please register by 12 April. Full details in leaflet https://tinyurl.com/brian-spalding-memorial
(c) ERCOFTAC Spring Festival 2018
26-27 April 2018
Meeting details will appear in due course.
(d) CISM Advance Course 'Transport phenomena in complex fluids'
7-11 May 2018, Udine, Italy
Coordinated by Volfango Bertola (Liverpool) and Teodor Burghelea (Nantes)
(e) 2018 Burgers Symposium
5-6 June 2018, Lunteren, The Netherlands
(f) TI2018: 5th International conference on Turbulence and Interactions
25-29 June 2018, Martinique
(g) 13th SPHERIC International Workshop on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and related methods
26-28 June 2018, National University of Ireland Galway
There is also an optional training day, which takes place on 25 June 2018.
(h) Fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination – Conference
29-30 August 2018, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
Abstracts & registration by 18 May 2018.
(i) UK Wind Engineering Society Conference
3-4 September 2018, Leeds
Submit abstracts by 8 May 2018.
(j) EUROMECH colloquia
Colloquia that may be of interest to UKFN members over the next few months include, in chronological order:
• EUROMECH 596, ‘Numerical simulations of flows with particles, bubbles and droplets’
9-11 May 2018, Venice, Italy
• EUROMECH 599, ‘Rotating convection from the lab to the stars’
28 May-5 June 2018, Leiden, The Netherlands
• EUROMECH 598, ‘Coherent structures in wall-bounded turbulence: new directions in a
29-31 August 2018, London, UK
For a full list, see the EUROMECH website (http://www.euromech.org/).
• Please contact us by Friday, 27 April 2018 if you would like to advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.
8. Open PDRA, faculty and other positions
(a) Permanent staff, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Lecturer/Senior Lecturers in Mechanical Engineering (Multiscale Thermofluids)
Closing date: 23 April 2018
(b) PhD, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton
Fundamental insights into sediment transport
Closing date: 31 May 2018
• Please contact us by Friday, 27 April 2018 if you would like to advertise open PDRA, faculty and other positions in the next newsletter.
If you have any other items that you would like to advertise through the newsletter, please let us know.
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