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UK Fluids Network Newsletter
Issue 19 (13/7/18)
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Welcome to Issue 19 of the UK Fluids Network newsletter, a regular summary of the Network's activities and news from the UK Fluids community.
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We welcome your input and comments, or suggestions for new content in the newsletter – please use the form on https://fluids.ac.uk/connect or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GDPR and the missing fluids researchers (Repeat)
In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into operation on 25 May, we emailed everyone who was registered on the UKFN website beforehand, to obtain their consent to display their personal data on the Directory page and, by extension, to list them as SIG members (which relies on having registered).
We had a surprisingly good response, with approximately 800 out of 1100 users either clicking on the email link or confirming directly. However, this means that the missing 300 people will not appear in Directory searches and – perhaps more visibly – will be absent from the member lists of SIGs they belong to, until we have received their consent.
If you have not given your consent you can restore your visibility on the UKFN website:
• Either click on your version of the link that was emailed to you previously (it is of the form ‘https://fluids.ac.uk/users/terms/accept/123’), whereupon you will be taken to the UKFN home page and your response acknowledged;
• Or email Nick Daish directly at email@example.com.
2. UK Fluids Network mailing list (Repeat)
Important: the mailing list operates independently of the list of registered users, i.e. you will remain on the mailing list, and continue to receive this monthly newsletter and the weekly bulletin (see below) whether or not you gave consent on personal data use, since the mailing list only requires your email address, which is not made public.
As noted above, we have started a weekly bulletin, which is sent to the mailing list each Friday afternoon. It is a useful way to circulate time-critical messages (in addition to Twitter) on a weekly basis in between the monthly newsletters.
Please send any items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin by Friday noon at the latest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Posts made to the ‘All’ mailing list by members will not be circulated directly, but the contents will be added to the weekly bulletin.
Posts will be repeated in the regular monthly newsletter, if still time-relevant.
3. UK Fluids Network photo/video competition #4 (https://fluids.ac.uk/competition/)
We are pleased to announce a new photo/video competition.
This competition will not have a specific theme, so all fluids-related photos and videos are eligible.
As ever, the best photo and video will each receive a prize of £200, and the winners are chosen with a combination of popular vote and panel of judges. Full details may be found on https://fluids.ac.uk/competition/.
The closing date is 31 July 2018.
4. ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/or18-final-extn)
Registration is free (https://tinyurl.com/or18-final-extn-register) but there are a limited number of places left.
The winner of the prize for best oral presentation at Osborne Reynolds will be nominated for inclusion in the pan-European Da Vinci Prize competition, which is held as part of the ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival, (https://www.ercoftac.org/events/ercoftac_autumn_fest/), this year taking place in Warsaw, 18-19 October 2018.
5. UK Fluids Conference 2018 (https://ukfluidsconference2018.weebly.com/)
Registration remains open, but the early bird rate is no longer available.
Further news will be publicized in the newsletter, on the UKFN website and via Twitter.
6. Short Research Visits (https://fluids.ac.uk/srv)
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 of how to apply, plus summaries of all SRVs and reports on completed visits.
The next deadline for SRV proposals is 31 July 2018.
7. ERCOFTAC conferences and workshops (https://www.ercoftac.org/events/events_list/)
ERCOFTAC is involved in the organization and promotion of many conferences and workshops relevant to the UK fluids community. The following take place over the next few months.
• 14th International Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Flames
27-28 July 2018, Dublin, Ireland
• Waves in Flows Summer School and Workshop
27-31 August 2018, Prague, Czech Republic
• Conference on Modelling Fluid Flow (CMFF’18)
4-7 September 2018, Budapest, Hungary
• XXIII Fluid Mechanics Conference 2018
9-12 September 2018, Zawiercie, Poland
• 12th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements (ETMM12)
26-28 September 2018, Montpellier, France
• CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows 2018 with Problem Shooting Session
15-16 October 2018, Warsaw, Poland
8. Forthcoming workshops and conferences (What’s On & Tweets)
(a) Summer School on 'An introduction to gradient-based optimisation, adjoint methods and Automatic Differentiation'
8-10 August2018, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
(b) 6th International Advanced Course on Liquid Interfaces, Drops and Sprays (LIDESP VI)
4-7 September 2018, Technical University of Vienna
(c) Chemical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Network: Nanotechnology for Energy and the Environment
6-7 September 2018, Burlington House, London
(d) ENIUS training school ‘Computational approaches to ureteric stent design’
11-12 September 2018, Mathematical Institute, Oxford
(e) Workshop on Multiscale Modelling of Wetting Phenomena
12-13 September 2018, Durham University
(f) Workshop on 'Droplets and sprays in automotive and non-automotive applications'
18-19 September 2018, University of Oxford
(g) Particulate matter flows – marine sector
20 September 2018, Newcastle University
(h) High-Fidelity Industrial LES/DNS (HiFiLeD) Symposium – Paving the Way for Accurate CFD
14-16 November 2018, Brussels
• Please contact us by Friday, 10 August 2018 if you would like to advertise a workshop or conference in the next newsletter.
9. Open PDRA, faculty and other positions
(a) PhD, Applied Mathematics Research Centre, Coventry University
The nonlinear states of convection in the Earth's core
Closing date: Open till filled
(b) PDRA, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
High resolution vehicle emissions modelling
Closing date: 20 July 2018
(c) PDRF, Department of Mathematics, University of Surrey
Multi-scale fluid dynamics
Closing date: 5 August 2018
(d) PDRA, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham
Computational modelling of flow through porous media
Closing date: 6 August 2018
(e) PDRA, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield
Experimental fluid dynamics (nanomaterials)
Closing date: n/a
(f) Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, University of Bath
Closing date: 22 July 2018
• Please contact us by Friday, 10 August 2018 if you would like to advertise open PDRA, faculty and other positions in the next newsletter.
10. Help wanted
(a) Request for articles to appear in special issue of Polymers
Ben Xu, Northumbria University
• Please contact us by Friday, 10 August 2018 if you would like to post a request for assistance in the next newsletter.