4-8 September 2023:: 14th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer (ICCHMT2023)

The ICCHMT conference series, which is being periodically held since 1999 has the heat and mass transfer processes in focus. This fundamental discipline is obviously the backbone of a wide range of engineering applications, especially in the area of energy/thermal/process engineering, and has an even wider reaching scope including the environmental as well as biological processes.​

With today’s urgent needs on the efficient use of energy resources, coupled with environmental concerns, the importance of the topic becomes even more obvious. Nanotechnology and biomedical applications are examples of recently growing fields pertaining to heat and mass transfer.​

The conference addresses specifically the research, development and application of the computational methods, without, however, excluding experimental and theoretical approaches, especially as means of validation and inspiration. The highly multifaceted field that can include multi-phase phenomenon and chemical reactions is correspondingly demanding for the computational methods. The latter can cover a wide range of scales, extending form macroscopic-level to nano-level, using continuum or discrete mechanics, depending on the considered phenomenon and purpose. As various procedures such as FVM, FEM, FDM can be used to discretize the field equations of continuum, particle based methods utilizing different philosophies such as SPH or LBM can also be employed, which can model continuum as inspired by discrete mechanics or molecular dynamics, and, thus, build a bridge to meso-scales, whereas truly MD calculations can be performed at non-continuum scales.​

The conference series provides a platform for scientists and engineers to meet regularly in a relaxed environment to discuss new ideas and developments on the computational methods and their applications, as well as a good opportunity for young scientists and engineers to explore the art of the computational methods and future perspectives.



You can reach the registration page through the conference website:  https://www.icchmt2023.de

or directly by the link:  https://registration.icchmt2023.de


Please also note the travel option described below:



The conference is sponsored by Lufthansa Group, i.e. the global route network of Austrian Airlines,

Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, SWISS and Eurowings, which will provide discounts to the attendees

(amount depending on the booking class and airport of origin)


Permitted places of origin: Worldwide

Permitted destinations: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (Main), Köln/Bonn, München

Valid sales period: As of now until 08. September 2023

Valid travel period: from 28.08.2023 to 15.09.2023


For further information, please check the conference website or follow the link:




Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions you may have


3-8 September 2023:: XLIII Dynamics Days Europe (Naples, Italy)

DDE23 website: Dynamics Days Europe 2023 (google.com)

Dynamics Days Europe is a series of major international conferences founded in the 1980’s that provides a European forum for developments in the theory and applications of dynamics. For more than 40 years, it has been bringing together researchers from a wide range of backgrounds including physics, mathematicsbiology, and engineering for interdisciplinary research in nonlinear science. Topics of interest include: Astrophysics, Asymptotics, Bifurcation Theory, Biophysics, Chaos, Chemical dynamics, Complex systems and Networks, Computational Methods, Control systems, Crowd Dynamics and Mobility, Earthquake engineering, Econophysics, Environmental dynamics and Ecology, Epidemics, Financial systems, Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Machine and Deep Learning, Materials Science, Mathematical Physics, Multiscale Dynamics, Multi-physics, Neurodynamics, Numerical Analysis, Pattern Formation, Reduced-order Modelling, Robotic dynamics, Self-organized systems, Scientific Computing, Soft Matter, Social dynamics and networks, Statistical Physics, Stochastic Systems, Time Series Analysis, Traffic dynamics, Turbulence.


  • Deadline for submission for Minisymposia proposals: April 14, 2023

  • Decision on Minisymposia proposals: April 30, 2023

  • Deadline for submission of contributed presentations and posters: April 30, 2023.

Decision on contributed presentations and posters: May 14, 2023

  • Early Registration: May 1June 15, 2023

  • Late Registration: June 16-July 31, 2023

14-16 September 2023:: PhD School “Electromagnetic Technologies for Liquid Metal Processing”, Riga (Latvia)

Dear Colleagues,

it is my great pleasure to announce the opening of registration for the PhD School “Electromagnetic Technologies for Liquid Metal Processing”.

The PhD School will take place in Riga, September 14 – 16, 2023, before the 9th International Scientific Colloquium “Modelling for Materials Processing”. All registered PhD students will also have full participation in the Colloquium in September 18 – 19.

Please find more information about the PhD School online: 


Registration to the PhD School and Colloquium:


Abstract submission to the Colloquium is already open.

Please register for the PhD School as soon as possible because the number of participants is limited.

Welcome to Riga in September 2023!

Best regards,

Andris Jakovics

Chairman of the organizing committee

9th International Scientific Colloquium “Modelling for Materials Processing”

Riga (Latvia), September 18-19, 2023

Research Fellow in Theoretical and Numerical Fluid Mechanics (Coventry, UK)

Job title: Research Fellow

Job reference: REQ010475

  • Application closing date: 24/02/2023
  • Faculty / School or Service: Research Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (FCS)
  • Salary: £35,333 – £44,737 Per annum
  • Package: As one of Coventry’s biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances
  • Basis: Full time
  • Job category/type: Research


Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow in theoretical and numerical fluid mechanics sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr Junho Park and Prof. Alban Potherat on nonlinear stability and turbulence modelling in two specific problems.
The first problem aims at Modelling turbulence induced by hydrodynamic instability in differentially-rotating flows. The project will investigate theoretically and numerically the nonlinear development of centrifugal instability in differentially-rotating flow and develop a new turbulence model for multi-physics simulations. The project will advance our understanding of instability-driven turbulence and its role in multi-physics processes, for instance, those in the evolution of stars.
The second problem will consist in seeking the nonlinear states of convection in vessels heated from below and cooled from the top (Rayleigh-Bénard problem) in cases where the boundaries are not simple planes, and when the flow is subject to magnetic fields and background rotation. The question is whether convection can set in subcritically, ie, for lower critical temperature differences than predicted by the standard Rayleigh-Bénard theory. The answer could bring a new understanding of how planets sustain their magnetic fields but also advance our understanding of processes taking place in alloy casting.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of fundamental fluid dynamics such as hydrodynamic stability, convection, turbulence, or rotating flows, and advanced knowledge of geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics and nonlinear systems in general. Experience with high-performance numerical simulations such as direct numerical simulation (DNS) or large-eddy simulation (LES), or in branch tracing techniques would be an advantage. In addition, the successful candidate should also be experienced in applying relevant numerical methods using MATLAB, Fortran, Python, Fortran or C++ (or similar).

The successful candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent in Fluid Mechanics or a related subject with a proven track record of producing scientific output at the highest level, as evidenced by high-quality journal publications. The Research Fellow will work within the vibrant environment of the Fluid Dynamics group, part of the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, at Coventry University. The group conducts both fundamental and applied research in the fields of stability, magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence and geophysical fluid dynamics as well as other areas of fluid mechanics. In the REF2021, 95% of the group’s output, as part of the mathematics submission, was deemed ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.

The successful candidate’s academic development will be supported through Coventry University’s Early Career Researcher support programmes, alongside other researcher development activities. Given the importance of public engagement activities to this project, they will be given the opportunity to complete a Media Training Skills course.

Apply Online and more details: Link

Hydromag Newsletter #1, 2023

Dear Colleagues, few announcements:







The Next Hydromag Newsletter is due by the end of April 2023. Please send your information that

You would like to be included to the next issue to


no later than 15 April 2023.

Best Regards,

Alex Pedcenko

Coventry University


Research Fellow in Computational Magnetohydrodynamics (Coventry, UK)

Apply Online.

Job title: Research Fellow
Job reference: REQ010398
Application closing date: 19/02/2023
Faculty / School or Service: Research Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (FCS)
Salary: £35,333 – £44,737 per annum
Package: As one of Coventry’s biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Basis: Full time
Job category/type: Research

Job description

Research Fellow in Computational Magnetohydrodynamics on Nonlinear low states and turbulence produced by helical magnetorotational-type instabilities funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council STFC (Coventry University, UK)

Fixed Term until 31st March 2025

Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow in Computational Magnetohydrodynamics sponsored by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) (https://stfc.ukri.org). The project is concerned with the development of a comprehensive nonlinear theory of helical magnetorotational instability (HMRI) which could explain the origin of turbulence in hydrodynamically stable astrophysical flows not affected by standard magnetorotational instability (SMRI). Helical magnetorotational instability is thought to be important for the dynamo action in the solar tachocline – a thin transition region with a thickness of 0.04R separating the rigidly rotating radiative zone of outer radius 0.7R from the convective zone which rotates faster at the equator and slower at the poles. The rotation rate increasing radially outwards in the equatorial part of the tachocline suppresses the SMRI but not the HMRI which can still be effective in this dynamically important solar region. However, unlike the SMRI, the HMRI, according to the underlying linear stability theory, is limited to relatively slow rotational flows. The ability of the HMRI to destabilize highly inertial flows outside its linear instability range is unclear. Solving this theoretically challenging and astrophysically important problem is the main aim of this project which involves a state-of-the-art theoretical study combining weakly nonlinear analysis with the fully nonlinear finite-amplitude solutions and direct numerical simulation of HMRI-driven turbulence.


The successful candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics or Physics with a proven track record of producing high-quality scientific output.


The Research Fellow will work within the vibrant environment of the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, at Coventry University. The group conducts both fundamental and applied research in the fields of stability, magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence and geophysical fluid dynamics as well as other areas of fluid mechanics. In the REF2014, 84% of the group’s output, as part of the mathematics submission, was deemed ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.

To apply please also include your CV with a publication list.

To view job description and person specification please click here. 

24-26 July, 2023:: iTi 2023 — Conference on Turbulence X

Dear Colleagues,

we are pleased to invite you to attend the iTi Conference on Turbulence X in Bertinoro, Italy, July 24th – 26th, 2023. The iTi (interdisciplinary Turbulence initiative) is a series of conferences organized to focus on different aspects of both fundamental and applied turbulence research. Therefore, both engineers, physicists, and mathematicians working in the field of turbulence are invited to join the conference.

It is quite clear that the Covid pandemic is not over yet, still, most of countries are seeking to return to normality to some extent. Especially in the summer months, this seems possible because the incidence rates are comparatively low. Also, against the background of many requests from the turbulence community, we have decided to hold the 10th iTi during the summer again fully in person.

Topics comprise themes such as: Fundamentals, Modeling, Simulations (DNS and LES), Mathematical Methods, Coherent Structures/Vortices, Scaling Laws and Intermittency, Large Re flow experiments, Convection, Polymers and Scalars, Scalar Mixing and Particles, Turbulent Boundary Layers, Atmospheric flows and MHD.

In 2023 we will have the 10th anniversary of the iTi series and it will again take place in one of the most beautiful conference centers in Europe: The University Centre of Bertinoro. The Centre is located in three large historical and monumental buildings on the top of an ancient town. A video highlighting the wonderful atmosphere of the castle can be viewed here: https://www.ceub.it/video/?lang=en.

We are happy to confirm our invited speakers for the 10th iTi, namely Bettina Frohnapfel (KIT, Germany), Roberto Camussi (University Roma Tre, Italy), Hassan Nagib (IIT, USA), Martín Oblidago (Université Grenoble Alpes, France) and Dennice Gayme (Johns Hopkins University, USA).

Like in the previous editions the peer-reviewed proceedings will be published in the volume “Progress in Turbulence X” by Springer.

Dates and deadlines

  • Abstract submission: February, 15th 2023
  • Response/accepting the contribution: March, 5th 2023
  • Early registration for Conference: April, 10th 2023
  • Late registration for Conference: July, 24th 2023
  • Submission of full paper: August, 31st 2023

Essential information is already available on the conference website https://www.fdy.tu-darmstadt.de/iti/itihome_2.en.jsp including items such as LaTeX and Word templates for the preparation of the abstracts.

Despite global inflation, we have kept prices consistently low.

We are very happy to welcome you in Bertinoro.

Best wishes


Martin Oberlack (Technische Universität Darmstadt)

Joachim Peinke (Universität Oldenburg / ForWind)

Alessandro Talamelli (Università di Bologna)

Ramis Örlü (KTH Stockholm)

17-23 July 2023:: Complex Motion in Fluids Summer School

from Ed Brambley, Warwick, UK


There might be interest in the following summer school (supported by our very own James Sprittles and Shreyas Mandre); please do pass this on to any PhDs or PostDocs you think might be interested:

Applications are now open for the 2023 edition of the Complex Motion in Fluids Summer School, which will take place at the University of Cambridge on 17-20 July 2023:


The school is organised by the University of Cambridge (UK) in collaboration with the University of Twente (NL), École Polytechnique (F) and the Technical University of Denmark (DK); this will be the 11th summer school in the “Complex Motion in Fluids” series.

Places are limited to 50 participants in the first instance, with priority given to early-career researchers such as PhD students and junior postdocs. The application deadline is 31 March 2023. The standard registration fee is £725, and it includes lectures, all meals, tea and coffee breaks, and accommodation for five nights

18 Sept 2023:: 9th International Scientific Colloquium “Modelling for Materials Processing” 2023

Colloquium “Modelling for Materials Processing” 2023 will take place in Riga, Latvia, on 18–19 September 2023. Flyer MMP.

Please send abstracts of up to 1500 signs (0.5 page), describing the content of the paper and the authors to the following email: mmp2023@lu.lv.

The abstract submission deadline is 31 March 2023.

Online registration is available from 1 December 2022 on the following website: Registration

In the tradition of the international scientific colloquiums Modelling for Materials Processing held in Riga in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2010 and 2017, and Modelling for Electromagnetic Processing held in Hanover in 2003, 2008 and 2014, the Institute of Numerical Modelling and Institute of Physics of the University of Latvia are organising the next colloquium Modelling for Materials Processing in Riga in September 2023, together with the Institute of Electrotechnology of the Leibniz University Hannover.

The results presented at the colloquium will cover recent numerical and experimental research activities in the field of industrial processing technologies for creating new and alternative materials, materials of the highest quality and purity, and new innovative products.

Contacts: mmp2023(at)lu.lv

Job Opening: Head of Liquid Metal R&D

Head of Liquid Metal R&D

Start on/after: March 1, 2023
For full consideration, apply by: February 1, 2023
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

Imagine gravity-defying free-surface liquid metal layers, 0.5 m thick. Imagine them to coat the inside (“ceiling”, walls and “floor”) of the fusion device, and flow at several m/s. Can you picture that? Good. Now imagine being the leader of the Department that will make this a reality. Such heat-removing, neutron-shielding layers will be key to the commercial success of fusion with our approach and, we believe, with any other sensible approach. Excited? Keep reading. 

We are looking for an experienced, world-class engineer, physicist or material-scientist to inspire and lead the Liquid Metal R&D Department. The department will initially consist of 7 scientists, engineers and technicians, and is expected to double in size within 3 years.


Responsibilities as a leader:

  •  Form and lead the liquid metal department. Present status: 1 position filled and 6 positions advertised, of which 2 in advanced interview stage.

  • Doer/manager. Occasionally contribute to experiments and calculations. Regularly spark fruitful, objective-driven scientific discussions and contribute to them.

  • Write overview research papers and deliver keynote talks at research conferences.

  • Identify potential partners (suppliers, customers, academic collaborators etc.). Set up and cultivate collaborations. Maximize co-creation of value.

  • Monitor, foster and inspire advancements by the liquid metal team. Coordinate and enable the on-time, on-budget, on-specs accomplishment of technical milestones, including but not limited to:

    • Liquid Metal (LM) pumps.

    • Closed loops, ducted.

    • Full coverage of cylinder interiors with free-surface, flowing, gravity-defying thick LM. Extension to more complicated, larger surfaces.

    • Feedback stabilization of LM instabilities.

    • Control of multi-phase LM flows containing solid pebbles. 

    • Minimization of corrosion and removal of corrosion by-products.

    • Tritium extraction.

    • Lithium enrichment.

    • Integration of LMs with High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) coils and within the whole fusion device.

Responsibilities as a team member

  • Receive/give feedback from/to team members. 

  • Work closely with the CTO, the Head of HTS manufacturing and Heads of Engineering. Set directions for the LM department in collaboration with them, as well as other technical leaders (internal and external) and internal team-members. Similarly, help setting non-LM goals, especially if affecting or affected by LMs. 

  • Work closely with internal and external colleagues on the neutronic characterization of LMs, their substrates and related materials.

  • Quickly adapt to new internal information (delays, new results etc.). Work with an analyst to follow technical and commercial progress by LM competitors, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders, and (re)act accordingly.

Qualifications -essential:

  • PhD degree in physics or in electrical, mechanical or nuclear engineering, or in materials science .

  • 10+ years of experimental research experience in liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics (LMMHD) in the academia, or in (inter)national labs, or in the industry.

  • 2+ years of experience and proven ability to manage and lead “big science” or “deep tech” projects and teams.

  • World-class publication record, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and commitment to driving the LM department to exceptional publications and presentations. 

  • Organizational and problem-solving skills. Attention to details and to the big picture. Ability to think outside of the box, inspire others to do likewise, instill a result-oriented mentality, fast pace and enjoyable atmosphere. 

  • Ability to identify non-traditional applications of LMs (materials, subsystems such as pumps, sensors etc., and full systems) and to align innovation with commercial attractiveness. 

  • Good understanding of and connections with the LM ecosystem (suppliers, customers, collaborators etc.). 

  • Experience working safely with liquid Li, Na or other hot, flammable, corrosive fluids.  

  • Ability to break down complex problems in small, manageable tasks. Ability to prioritize them based on relevance to the company mission and other metrics.

  • Ability to inspire, stimulate and align scientific discussions within the LM department. Ability to translate them into actionable plans and lead the team to successful, timely execution.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • 2+ years of research experience in LMs applied to nuclear fusion, fission, metallurgy or for the automotive or medical industry.   

  • 2+ years of experience in high temperature operation, heat extraction and heat transfer. 

Qualified and interested?

Send your cv and motivational e-mail to jobs@renfusion.eu.