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From: Jens Müller, QMUL, 5/7/18
Subject: 'Numerical Optimisation in Fluids' Summer School
The 'Numerical Optimisation in Fluids' SIG is organising a Summer School on 'An introduction to gradient-based optimisation, adjoint methods and automatic differentiation'.
Date: 8-10 August 2018
Location: Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Register at https://tinyurl.com/numopt-wshp-signup, places are limited to 24 participants.
Please encourage your students to attend and pass this invitation to other interested parties.
From: Volfango Bertola, Liverpool, 6/7/18
Subject: 6th International Advanced Course on Liquid Interfaces, Drops and Sprays (LIDESP VI)
Date: 4-7 September 2018
Location: TU Vienna, Austria
Early bird rate available till 15 July 2018.
From: Halim Kusumaatmaja, Durham University, 5/7/18
Subject: Workshop on Multiscale Modelling of Wetting Phenomena
Date: 12-13 September 2018
Location: Durham University
Organised by the Special Interest Group 'Droplet and Flow Interactions with Bio-Inspired and Smart Surfaces'.
We are pleased to invite you to participate in this two-day workshop, to be held on 12-13 September 2018 in Durham University. The workshop will focus on current advances and challenges in the modelling of multi-scale wetting phenomena, with featured contributions from experimentalists working on fluid dynamics and complex surfaces.
Confirmed invited speakers
1) Jas Pal Badyal – Durham University
2) Edo Boek – Queen Mary University of London
3) Anne Juel – University of Manchester
4) Andy Parry – Imperial College London
5) James Sprittles – University of Warwick
6) Dominic Vella – University of Oxford
Apart from the exciting scientific topics, we will also host a set of professional development sessions, aimed at Early Career scientists, including PhD students, postdocs and new lecturers. The preliminary program can be found at http://ukfluids-workshop-wetting.uk/programme.
For more details on the workshop, including a link to the registration page, please see below.
We hope that you will take part in this workshop, and we look forward to seeing you in Durham!
The Organising Committee,
Halim Kusumaatmaja – Durham University
Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar – Northumbria University
Ciro Semprebon – Northumbria University
Registration to the workshop is open to members of the SIG "Droplet and Flow Interactions with Bio-Inspired and Smart Surfaces", as well as other researchers from both academia and industry, free of charge. The registration includes attendance to all talks, poster sessions, lunch and coffee breaks. There are a limited number of places available, so we encourage early registration to avoid disappointment.
We encourage participants, particularly PhD students and postdocs, to submit one poster or contributing talk abstract upon registration. Abstracts covering theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects of wetting phenomena are welcome.
To register, please fill the online form available from the workshop webpage: http://ukfluids-workshop-wetting.uk/
The workshop dinner will take place on 12th September 2018 in Durham's Grey College, at a cost of £45, which can be booked upon registration.
Participants are asked to arrange their own accommodation in one of the many options available in Durham, see, e.g., https://www.dur.ac.uk/event.durham/tourism/ or https://www.booking.com
From: Bin Cheng, University of Surrey, 2/7/18
Subject: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in multi-scale fluid dynamics
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in multi-scale fluid dynamics to join a collaborative project and work with expert team members from the mathematical, computational and geophysical fluid dynamics communities. The main type of work for the post is in PDE analysis and involves applying functional analysis and dynamical system theories to validate and explore a set of innovative hypotheses which can change our existing views of resonances in multiscale fluid dynamics and can lead to great impact in high performance computing.
The project is based at University of Surrey, Department of Mathematics, and led by Dr Bin Cheng. The appointment will be up to 3 years, finishing no later than September 2021. For more information, http://personal.maths.surrey.ac.uk/st/bc0012/postdoc_advert.html
From: Danielle Wain, University of Bath, 2/7/18
Subject: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Civil Engineering, University of Bath
Deadline: 22 July 2018
From: Ben Xu, Northumbria University, 6/7/18
Subject: Articles for Special Issue of Polymers
We are glad to announce this call for papers for the Special Issue – 'Functional Surfaces/Interfaces Enabled Smart Behaviour in Soft Matter System and Their Engineering Applications' of Polymers (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers). Polymers is an open access journal that publishes original, high impact research on interdisciplinary topical issues within the field of materials science. As members of the guest editor team, we invite you to submit an original research article to this Special Issue.
It will focus on developing a fundamental understanding of the fabrication and formation of novel surfaces/interfaces, complying with structure–property relationships and functions that will lead to wide impacts in future engineering applications. A collection of original/review papers will be scoped with focus on recent progress in: (a) Design and fabrication of smart functional surfaces and thin films; (b) multiscale morphological transformation enable robotic structure; (c) surface and interface driven novel sensing and actuating structures, with potential application in bioengineering, MEMS, bio-medical engineering and energy; (d) theoretical developments on low-dimensional smart structures; and (e) methodology and instrumental innovations to enable novel surfaces and thin film structures. For more information, please see http://www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers/special_issues/functional_surfaces_interfaces
The submission deadline for this Special Issue is 31st March 2019. Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and published continuously in the journal, as soon as accepted, and will be listed together on the Special Issue website.
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. First-time users are required to register themselves before making submissions at http://susy.mdpi.com/.
Enter your account, click 'Submit Manuscript' under Submissions Menu.
Fill in manuscript details step-by-step. For drop-down lists, Journal is 'Polymers' and Special Issue is 'Functional Surfaces/Interfaces Enabled Smart Behaviour in Soft Matter System and Their Engineering Applications'
Click the 'submit' button after you have finished all the steps. An auto-generated email will be sent to your mail box to inform you that your submission is successful.
A guide for authors, and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts, is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Please visit this page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs).
Dr. Ben Bin Xu
Dr. Sherry Chen
Dr. Yifan Li
Dr. Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez
Dr. Ciro Semprebon