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Hydromag Newsletter #3.1 Special Issue, 2017

Special Issue August, 2017

Content provided by our colleagues at HZDR, Dresden, Germany


  1. LIMTECH Award Winner 2017
  2. Final LIMTECH Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies
  3. PhD position available at HZDR


  1. LIMTECH Award Winner 2017
    The International LIMTECH Young Scientist Award 2017 for outstanding scientific contributions in the field of liquid metal technologies was awarded to

Dr. Karspars Dadzis (IKZ Berlin).

The award is funded by the Helmholtz association of German research centres and will be handed over at the Final LIMTECH Colloquium in Dresden (see below).

More details on the award can be found at:



  1. Final LIMTECH Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies
    At the end of its the 5-year funding period, the HELMHOLTZ alliance LIMTECH will hold its Final Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies in Dresden on Sept. 19-20, 2017.

The agenda of the meeting and further information on the LIMTECH alliance can be found here:

Anybody interested in attending the meeting is highly welcome, but is requested to register in advance. Despite the schedule of oral presentations is already fixed, additional poster presentations are welcome! Please register participation and posters by email to Gerd Mutschke <g.mutschke(at)> before September 1, 2017.


  1. PhD Position available at HZDR on:Experimental investigation of turbulent convection in liquid metals

Many turbulent flows in nature and technical applications are driven by temperature differences. The aim of this project is to investigate such a turbulent convection in a laboratory set-up using liquid metal. The goal is to reveal the structure and the dynamics of the large scale circulation as well as the dynamics near the boundary layers. Therefore, different measuring techniques as the ultrasound Doppler velocimetry and the contactless inductive flow tomography are available. The experiments are supported by high performance numerical simulations from a project partner. The combined investigation will create a new milestone in the deep understanding of turbulent convection in liquid metals and their numerous applications in geo- and astrophysics as well as technical systems.


  • Diploma or M.Sc in Physics, mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • Comprehensive technical skills and physical understanding.


  • design of a cylindrical Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell -simultaneous measurements of velocity field, temperature field  and heat flux inside the convection
  • analysis of the three-dimensional structure and the dynamics of the  “large scale circulation”
  • comparison of the results to direct numerical simulations done by a  project partner
  • scientific publishing


The position is available from Oct. 1, 2017. For further information, please contact Tobias Vogt (t.vogt(at) or Sven Eckert (s.eckert(at)





will be issued in the middle of October, 2017. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to


not later than 16 of October, 2016.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at between the issues.


Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)

Royal Astronomical Society Prize Won

Congratulations to Kélig Aujogue !

Patricia Tomkins Prize

The prize for the best thesis in instrumentation science for astronomy and geophysics is awarded to Dr Kélig Aujogue, for the thesis entitled ‘Little Earth Experiment: A Journey toward the Earth’s Tangent Cylinder’.

Kélig completed his PhD at Coventry University, and carried on the experimental campaign at the Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI) in Grenoble, France, where he was using a 10 Tesla magnet. His aim is to keep investigating experimentally the dynamo process in the Earth’s core by introducing non-conventional techniques for flow analysis to geophysics.

Aujogue K - Patricia Tomkins

Dr Kélig Aujogue, winner of the 2016 Patricia Tomkins Prize

16-11-2017: Fifty years after Roberts’ MHD: Dynamos and planetary flows today (PHR17)


from Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work “An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics” (Longman’s, 1967)
by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London.

This conference will take place at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London on 16-17 November, 2017.

The honoured guest will be
Paul Roberts FRS






who will also speak.

It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in
planetary contexts.

There will be a series of invited talks.

Financial support
In order for Research Students and Early Career Postdocs to attend, there is a limited number
of registration waivers available. Please write to  A Jackson with a short case for support by 11 August.

Poster submissions are requested (limited in number due to space), on all topics concerned with fluid dynamics and MHD.
These can be submitted at the same time as registration.

More details can be found on the website

Contact for queries: ajackson(at)

The meeting is organised with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)
Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA)

ETH ZürichInstitut für Geophysik

Sonneggstrasse 5

CH-8092 Zürich




Research Associate Position in Coventry

Research Associate – Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics Research Centre

Coventry University

Fixed Term for 23 months

An EPSRC-funded, postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Coventry University working on the transition to turbulence in non-Newtonian shear flows. The successful applicant will work with Dr Chris Pringle with the aim of adapting already existing numerical tools from the Newtonian problem, and developing entirely new ones.

Experiments on shear thinning pipe flow have observed the development of asymmetry at moderate Reynolds numbers. Attempts to explain this and its role in transition have so far had limited success. This project will seek to apply fully nonlinear techniques to the problem including exact solution tracking and nonlinear optimisation methods similar to those used successfully for Newtonian flows.

The successful applicant should have: a PhD (or be about to submit one) in fluid dynamics, applied mathematics or a similar discipline; a strong background in mathematical and numerical modelling; and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Experience of the above nonlinear techniques is desirable. You should be able to communicate technical material to both academics and non-academics. You will be expected to integrate into the growing fluid dynamics group, within the Research Centre in Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics, participating in regular seminars and adding to the collegiate environment and you may be asked to help develop student research skills.

For an informal discussion on the position please contact Dr Chris Pringle directly, on


23-10-2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

October 23- 27, 2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

The international Conference on Magneto-Science 2017 (ICMS 2017) will be held on October 23- 27, 2017, Reims, France. First conference on Magneto-Science was held in 2005 (Yokohama).

The success at Yokohama was followed by conferences at Hiroshima in 2007, Nijimegen in 2009, Shanghai and Xi’an in 2011, Bordeaux in 2013 and Matsumoto in 2015

ICMS 2017 will cover magnetic field effects on materials and processes in physics, chemistry, and biology, especially from the view point of “Colloids and Interface Science”. Topics and keywords are as follows.

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

  • Magnetic processing of materials ;
  • Magnetic control of structures, properties, and functions ;
  • Chemical reactions and processes under magnetic fields ;
  • Analytical aspect of magnetic fields ;
  • Magnetic separation science and technology ;
  • Interactions between water systems and magnetic fields ;
  • Colloids and interface science under magnetic fields ;
  • Magnetic levitation and microgravity ;
  • Generation and application of various magnetic fields ;
  • Others relating to magnetics and magnetic fields.

The registration fee (early registration – Full participants : 600 EURStudents : 400 EUR) includes all conference sessions, congress materials, and include welcome cocktail, banquet and excursion to Epernay and cellars.

Important date : submission of abstractsJuly 8, 2017

Supporting organization:

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

International Organizing Committee of ICMS 

International scientific committee:

  • Eric Beaugnon (Grenoble, France), Chairperson
  • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan), Vice Chairperson
  • Andreas Bund (Dresden, Germany)
  • Peter C. M. Christianen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Richard J. A. Hill (Nottingham, UK)
  • Peter J. Hore (Oxford, UK)
  • Tsunehisa Kimura (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Sumio Ozeki (Matsumoto, Japan)
  • Zhongming Ren (Shanghai, China)
  • Justin Schwartz (Tallahassee, USA)
  • Peng Shang (Xian, China)
  • Dmitri V. Stass (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • James M. Valles, Jr. (Providence, USA)

International advisory board of ICMS:

  • Michael D. Coey (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Jan Kees Maan (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Yoshifumi Tanimoto (Osaka, Japan)
  • James Torbet (Grenoble, France)
  • Robert F. Tournier (Grenoble, France)
  • Hitoshi Wada (Kashiwa, Japan)
  • Masuhiro Yamaguchi (Yokohama, Japan)

Local organizing committe :

  • Jean-Paul Chopart (Reims, France), Organizer
  • Anne-Lise Daltin (Reims, France), Vice-organizer
  • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Iwao Mogi (Sendai, Japan)
  • Martine Noël (Reims, France)
  • Jean-Marc Patat (Reims, France)
  • Ophélie Riou (Reims, France)
  • Mathilde Stübner (Reims, France)


Further information on the following website : –,20366,35041.html

Registration : –,21053,35075.html

Any question mail to




Best regards,

Anne-Lise DALTIN