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PhD position at Reims Champagne-Ardenne University France

(from Anne-Lise Daltin, URCA, Reims, France )


Deadline for appications extended to 29 June 11:59

SNI Doctoral School – Digital and Engineering Sciences

Specialization in Materials Sciences, Surfaces and Interfaces

Laboratory: Materials and Mechanical Engineering Research Unit (MATIM)

Supervision of the thesis Anne-Lise DALTIN (

Co-Director Florica LAZAR (

Financing from 03-10-2022 to 02-10-2025

Start of the thesis on October 3, 2022

Application deadline (at 11:59 p.m.) June 16, 2022 29 June 2022, 11:59 p.m.


Title :     Surface structuring by magnetoelectrodeposition (SURFMED)


Key-words: magnetoelectrochemistry; magnetic fields; surface structuring; wetting; sustainability ; heat exchange;

Supervisor: Anne-Lise DALTIN – Materials and Mechanical Engineering (MATIM) –

Thesis co-director:  Florica LAZAR – Matériaux et Ingénierie Mécanique (MATIM) –


Description of the research problem:

Context and challenges

In the MATIM laboratory, we carry out fundamental and application-oriented research related to energy and environmental aspects in different research fields.

The SURFMED project is part of a program which aims to develop innovative functionalized surfaces by magneto-electrochemical methods and to investigate their performance and resistance to aging for electro and magneto wetting applications. The final application is aimed at increasing heat transfer at the millimeter scale.

Magneto-electrochemistry is used in this project to design super-hydrophobic patterns, especially for electro-wetting studies, with good permittivity control at the micro-scale of the deposit.

Scientific objectives

– Synthesis of formed coatings and understanding of nucleation and growth mechanisms under the effect of forces induced by magnetic fields. characterization (physico-chemical and electrochemical);

– Modeling of electrochemical processes considering magnetohydrodynamic flows;

– Determination of process – structure – property relationships through a multi-scale and interdisciplinary approach. The specific properties sought relate to the intended objective, namely the optimization of the cooling regimes;

– Evaluation of the durability of these coatings under operating conditions and study of their resistance to corrosion by electrochemical methods.

Methodology and implementation techniques

A first part will consist in defining the parameters necessary to obtain well-structured alloy coating morphologies and the analysis of the reactions involved. Parameters such as electrolyte compositions, temperature during electrodeposition, current densities, potential, pulsed mode deposition parameters will be defined. This task will include the study of nucleation and growth mechanisms by analyzing electrochemical curves and modelling the influence of MHD and µMHD forces.

A second part will include the morphological and structural characterization by SEM and XRD of the synthesized coatings and the roughness will be determined.

The surface properties of alloy coatings are important in determining the durability and aging of a deposit. Zeta potential measurements of the alloy coating will be performed to determine surface charge as a function of various synthesis parameters to optimize wettability. The anti-corrosion properties of the coatings will be analyzed in an environment similar to their intended end use by measurements of corrosion potential, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and physical analysis.



Profile and required skills:


Engineer and/or master level – Good level of general and scientific knowledge. Good level of oral and written French and/or English. Good analytical, synthesis, innovation and communication skills. Qualities of adaptability and creativity. Motivation for research activity. Prerequisites (specific skills for this PhD thesis): Good knowledge of chemistry in general and solid-state physico-chemistry in particular. Knowledge of materials science and electrochemistry would be appreciated.



Contacts :

The candidate is invited to contact the Scientific Manager of the PhD thesis subject (Anne-Lise DALTIN ; Tel: +33(0)3 26 91 84 49 who will send the Doctoral School a reasoned opinion on his application.

Co-director: Florica LAZAR ; Tel: +33(0)3 26 91 87 44




June 9-10, 2022: UKMHD2022 meeting

Over the past four decades or so, the annual Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) meeting has become established as the leading national annual gathering for discussing the challenges and opportunities in Astrophysical, Geophysical and Laboratory MHD. This meeting will look to the UK’s researchers and their collaborator’s scientific achievements in the subject.

Sessions will address key research topics investigated by the UK MHD community giving priority to young researchers to present their work. With senior participants from across the country, poster presentations, and informal discussions, this two day meeting will provide you with the opportunity to meet the authors and listen to the research work carried out in various research groups.

Links: UKMHD 2022

Deadline: (contributors): May 20, 2022

Registration: UKMHD2022 website

21 April 2022 — MHD School 2022

Dear all,

with this email I announce that the MHD school will be held in April and May, 2022.
The program of the school is available at the link MHD School 2022 (

This course held in English is designed for students, engineers and scientists from industry and research centers who wish to improve their knowledge in the field of applied Magneto-hydrodynamics.

Although the theoretical background of MHD is reviewed, the course is mainly oriented towards the numerical methods and application to industrial processes.

Participants should have a degree in applied mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering, materials science, metallurgy, or chemistry.

Private or group discussions can take place at the end of the lectures, in order to treat more specific problems which the participants may raise

People should register in the webpage.

Best regards,

Abdellah Kharicha

Ass.-Prof (Priv. Doz.) Dr. M.Sc. Abdellah Kharicha

Christian-Doppler Laboratory for Metallurgical Applications of Magnetohydrodynamics
Department of Metallurgy
Montanuniversität Leoben
Franz-Josef-Str. 18
A – 8700 Leoben
Office:        0043 3842 402 3115
Secretary: 0043 3842 402  3104
Fax:           0043 3842 402 3102

MHD School 2022

13 September 2022 — 14th EUROMECH [European Fluid Mechanics Conference], Athens 



  EXPIRED   Abstract submission deadline: March 15th 2022
Authors’ notification about abstract acceptance: April 12th 2022
Early Registration deadline: June 15th 2022
Late Registration deadline: September 5th 2022
Conference starts: September 13th 2022

PhD-Student / Scientist (f/m/d) position in HZDR (due 31-03-2022)

PhD-Student / Scientist (f/m/d) Simulation of Gas Evolution in Electrolyzers

PDF:  Call-HZDR-2022-03-04

Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) / Institute of Fluid Dynamics in Dresden, Germany invites applications as PhD-Student / Scientist (f/m/d) Simulation of Gas Evolution in Electrolyzers. The position will be available from 1 May 2022. The employment contract is limited to three years. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2022.


  • Numerical simulation of multiphase flows in electrochemical energy devices
  • Focus on growth/dynamics of gas bubbles in supersaturated solutions
  • Development of advanced simulation tools
  • Interaction with experimental groups and industry partner
  • Opportunity to prepare a PhD thesis


  • Master’s or Diploma degree in Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Experience in modeling multiphysics flow problems
  • Coding experience (C, C++, script languages)
  • Useful are experiences with OpenFOAM/basilisk/Comsol/CFX/Fluent
  • Very good communication skills in English, of advantage would be communication skills in German
  • Cooperating with project partners including industry

More details and application platform:

Call for proposals for IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools 2024/2025

Dear Colleagues,

The call for proposals for IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools to beheld in 2024 or 2025 is now open. Proposals must be submitted online on the IUTAM website. To make a submission, please visit

Call for proposals for IUTAM Symposia and IUTAM Summer Schools 2024/2025

where the link to the proposal form is provided.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2022.

The proposals will be evaluated by the Symposia Panels. Final
decisions will be made at the meeting of the General Assembly of IUTAM
to be held in Cambridge, UK in August 2022.

Please feel free to spread information about the call in the mechanics
community around you.

Sincerely yours,
Henryk Petryk
Secretary-General of IUTAM

16-08-2022: 9th International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD22)


9th International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD22)


The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 9th International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD22), August 16–19, 2022 is extended to March 13, 2022.


August 16–19, 2022, University of Groningen,

The Netherlands


The aim of the conference is to bring together some of the best scientific minds to discuss their research and address problems and opportunities related to new developments in bifurcation analysis in complex fluid flows. Moreover, the conference offers a platform for talented young scientists to present their work and to build their network in the field. In general, this international meeting is held every two years, with the last three events held in Paris, France (2015), The Woodlands, USA (2017), and Limerick, Ireland (2019).


The scope of the conference ranges from industrial applications to academic model problems, and from experimental, to computational and theoretical studies. See below for the conference subjects.



  • Abstract submission opens: January 14,  2022
  • Deadline for abstract submission: February 28, March 13, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2022
  • Registration opens May 14, 2022
  • Early bird registration closes: June 30, 2022
  • Late registration closes: July 31, 2022


The following subjects will be distributed over parallel sessions:

  1. Films, drops and liquid bridges
  2. Magneto- and electrohydrodynamics
  3. Active fluids: biophysical fluids, reacting flows, crystal growth
  4. Computational, numerical and analytical methods
  5. Flows driven by buoyancy, density gradients and/or Marangoni effect: e.g. convection, geophysical flows
  6. Mechanically-driven flows: shear flows, rotating flows, Taylor-Couette flows, lid-driven cavity flows, Poisseuille, pipe flows
  7. Bifurcating flows in labs and applications, experimental methods
  8. Control of instabilities and parametric excitations
  9. Miscellaneous: Non Newtonian flows, multiphase flows, flows in porous media, microfluidics, multiscale phenomena, compressible flows, transition to turbulence studies, inference of rare events


Abstracts can be submitted through the abstract submission form which can be found on the website below.



Fred Wubs, Alef Sterk, Martin Sanders, and Sarah van Wouwe



  • Prof. Zvi Pinhas Bar-Yoseph (Technion)
  • Prof. Morten Brøns (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Prof. Alexander Gelfgat (Tel Aviv University)

Prof. Alexander Oron (Technion)

PostDoc Position at Newcastle University


from Graeme Sarson, Newcastle, UK


Dear colleagues,

We are looking to recruit a postdoc to work with Dr Céline Guervilly and Dr Graeme Sarson on a STFC-funded project on the dynamics of stably-stratified layers in planetary cores. The project concerns double-diffusive convection and will incorporate the effects of rotation, spherical geometry and magnetic fields. The goal is to explain how a stably-stratified layer located at the top of the core shapes the magnetic field observed at the surface of the planet. The position is based at Newcastle University and is funded for three years with a flexible start date.

Applications close 5th April 2022. Further details can be found at:

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Céline Guervilly (

Best wishes,

Céline and Graeme

4 July 2022 — PAMIR 12th Conference on Fundamental and Applied MHD

Dear colleagues,

The next  Pamir 2022 congress will be held in Krakow, Poland from July 4 to 8, 2022. You will be able to register on the MHD website from next week. If you have any difficulties, please do not hesitate to let us know, we will do our best to solve your problems.

Pamir secretary

Key Dates

  • Abstracts submission: December 1, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2022
  • Full Paper submission: April 1, 2022
  • Participant Registration: May 1, 2022

Principal Topics:

  • Basic MHD
  • Fundamental MHD
  • Free surface flows
  • Methods electrohydrodynamics & Electrokinetics
  • Electromagnetic processing of materials
  • Liquid metal technologies
  • Energy conversion and propulsion
  • MEHD generators
  • Electromagnetic materials

More info here

Research Fellow Position @Coventry, closing 06/06/2021


Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow in Computational Magnetohydrodynamics sponsored by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) ( The project is concerned with the development of a comprehensive nonlinear theory of helical magnetorotational instability which could explain the origin of turbulence in hydrodynamically stable astrophysical flows not affected by standard magnetorotational instability.

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

The post is fixed term until 31st March 2024. To apply please also include your CV with a publication list. For further information please contact Dr Janis Priede (Coventry University,, +44(0)7557425329).