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Research Fellow position in theoretical fluid mechanics at Coventry University (UK)

Coventry University

Location: Coventry Placed On: 2nd August 2019
Salary: £32,243 to £40,802 per annum Closes: 2nd September 2019
Hours: Full Time Job Ref: REQ007193
Contract Type: Permanent

A Research Fellow position in theoretical fluid mechanics is offered at Coventry University (UK). The project concerns convection under a magnetic field in the so called “tangent cylinder” region of the Earth’s core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth’s dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tectonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth’s liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”. What are the possible convective states under the combined influence of the Earth’s rotation and magnetic field, and how erratic are they? This study is part of a theoretical and experimental research program funded by the prestigious Leverhulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk), that aims at answering these questions. The purpose of this thesis is to theoretically predict the possible nonlinear convective states for the first time. We will then evaluate which of these states are mostly likely to underpin the Earth’s core convection.

The Research Fellow will conduct the theoretical and numerical analysis of the problem under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/index.html) and Dr Chris Pringle.  The study will seek the possible structure of convection by means of advanced stability theory and branch tracking method, to unveil the possible states. In the frame of the research programme, the work is purely theoretical/numerical and will be conducted in collaboration with an experimental study that will seek to reproduce and visualise these non-linear states in an experimental model of the Earth Core.

Successful candidates are expected to hold a PhD in fluid mechanics or a related discipline and to have demonstrated excellent abilities in mathematics and programming.

The successful candidate will be part the vibrant team of internationally recognised academics and PhD students forming the fluid dynamics group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, whose work has been ranked at 83% world-class at the UK’ latest Research Excellence Framework in 2014. This unit is part of the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, and specialises in theoretical and experimental fluid mechanics. It is especially renowned for its work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), turbulence, stability and geophysical flows. The group closely collaborates with partner groups in world-leading institutions in Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please forward a CV and academic records to Prof. Alban Pothérat (alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk).

Refs.:: Laboratory model for the convective patterns in the Tangent Cylinder of the Earth core (Aujogue, Pothérat, Sreenivasan & Debray, 2018, Journal of Fluid Mechanics)

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January 11 – 15, 2021 — ECCOMAS 2020 — MS249: FLUID MECHANICS OF LIQUID METAL BATTERIES

UPDATES: https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/introduction.asp

WCCM-ECCOMAS Congress will take place in digital version from January 11 to 15, 2021 and all those who already have an accepted paper will be able to propose a recording of their talk via a platform provided and to participate in virtual moments of exchange.

 

(from Tom Weier, Dresden, Germany)

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The joint 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress is expected to be one of the largest computational mechanics and applied mathematics events ever organized with an expected participation from all parts of the globe, representing multiple sectors, academia, industry and government institutions.

Through the organization of minisymposia, it will both cover the latest developments in all aspects of computational mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and applied mathematics in conjunction with industrial needs as well as emerging ones. This congress shall fully engage computational mechanics in the XXI century.

A mini-symposium on fluid dynamics of liquid metal batteries (LMB) will be organized in the framework of the ECCOMAS 2020 congress to be held on July 19-24, 2020 in Paris. The proposed minisymposium aims to support the trending interest in the topic of LMBs, to offer a platform for discussion, and to facilitate future collaborations. While the focus shall be on fluid dynamics, lectures on other aspects of LMBs and related devices (e.g., aluminum reduction cells) will be equally welcome and considered to be in the scope of the minisymposium. Topics to be addressed include: mixing and mass transfer, natural convection, magnetohydrodynamic instabilities, electro-vortex flows, electrochemistry of LMBs, scale-up, and grid integration as well as stack design and heat transfer.

Abstracts can be submitted to the conference website after September 15, 2019. Please contact the mini-symposium organizers, Tom Weier, Wietze Herreman and Oleg Zikanov if you have any questions.


 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

the deadline for abstract submission to the minisymposium “Fluid Mechanics of Liquid Metal Batteries” (and for the whole 14th WCCM & ECCOMAS Congress 2020) has been extended to January 15, 2020. Please see below for the updated announcement.

 

Looking forward to meeting you in Paris!

 

Best regards,

 

Tom, Oleg & Wietze

 

 

 

PHD POSITION AT UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH, UK

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(From Andrew Kao, UK)

PhD Scholarship: Energy Saving Induction Melting by Electromagnetic Containment

 

Location:                                 Computational Science and Engineering Group, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS

Duration:                                Bursary available for 3 years. Year 1: £15,009, Years 2 and 3: in line with RCUK rate

Starting date:                        1 September, 2019

Application Deadline:           10 July, 2019

Further information:             https://www.gre.ac.uk/research/study/research-studentships-and-scholarships

Contact:                                  Dr Andrew Kao (a.kao@gre.ac.uk)

 

 

Kind regards,

Andrew Kao

Hydromag Newsletter Special Issue #1, 2019

Hydromag Newsletter
Special Issue No. 1, 2019

Dear All,

we have one urgent announcement from Sergey Smolentsev (UCLA), please see below:

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Opening: Postdoctoral position in Computational MHD/LM blanket design and analysis

Location: University of California at Los Angeles, USA, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Duration: 1 year with possible extension to 2 or 3 years

Starting date: As soon as possible

Application deadline: June 30, 2019

Requirements to the candidate: experience of computing LM MHD flows for fusion blanket applications with one or more CFD codes: CFX, FLUENT, OPENFOAM, COMSOL or others

Contact: Dr. Sergey Smolentsev (sergey@fusion.ucla.edu)

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NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued in the middle of August, 2019. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 of August 2019. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

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Alex Pedcenko

Coventry University

Priory Street Coventry

CV1 5FB United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)24-77658974

e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

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PostDoc position in Computational MHD at UCLA

PostDoc position in Computational MHD at UCLA

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from: Sergey Smolentsev

 

Opening: Postdoctoral position in Computational MHD/LM blanket design and analysis

Location: University of California at Los Angeles, USA, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Duration: 1 year with possible extension to 2 or 3 years

Starting date: As soon as possible

Application deadline: June 30, 2019

Requirements to the candidate: experience of computing LM MHD flows for fusion blanket applications with one or more CFD codes: CFX, FLUENT, OPENFOAM, COMSOL or others

Contact: Dr. Sergey Smolentsev (sergey@fusion.ucla.edu)

14 -18 October 2019: MHD Modelling School 2019 (Riga)

(from Andris Jakovics, Latvia)

October 14-18 2019

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia

MHD Modelling PhD-School is a practical hands-on course on simulation of complex liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics processes. The main goal of participants will be to learn to work with open-source software, modifying code and applying it to specific systems with liquid metal flow in electromagnetic field.

The main topics are:

  • Electromagnetic mixing and pumping;
  • Electromagnetic semi-levitation and free surface dynamics;
  • Electrovortical flows;
  • Bubbly flows in magnetic field.

The course has three parts:

  • lectures covering topics from modern experimental techniques to promising MHD applications, as well as introduction to simulation tools and methods;
  • numerical modelling of MHD phenomena using both commercial (ANSYS) and open-source (OpenFOAM, ElmerFEM, getDP, EOF-Library) software;
  • laboratory experiments for demonstration and numerical model validation.

After the introductory lectures participants will be assigned small projects within the abovementioned topics and will present the results at the end of the course.

Organizers

Laboratory for mathematical modelling of environmental and technological processes, University of Latvia (Dr. Andris Jakovics, andris.jakovics@lu.lv)

Institute of Electrotechnology, Leibniz University of Hannover (Prof. Bernard Nacke, nacke@etp.uni-hannover.de)

 

More info: http://www.modlab.lv

Participation fee: 150 EUR (till 20. July), 250 EUR (regular)

Online registration: http://ej.uz/MHD2019

PHD POSITION AT HZDR, GERMANY

 

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(from Andre Giesecke, HZDR, Germany )

The Institute of Fluid Dynamics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR, https://www.hzdr.de) invites for applications for a PhD position in the field of experimental fluid dynamics.

The research tasks involve experiments on precessing fluid flows and are essential for the preparation of the large scale dynamo currently under construction at HZDR.

The PhD student will be responsible for running regular experiments at the water precession experiment and will conduct he related measurements. The tasks include an upgrade of the experiment and the involvement in the preparation of the forthcoming dynamo experiments. Intensive cooperation is mandatory with the project partners at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Prof. R. Grauer), where related numerical models are conducted.

The position will be available from 1 July 2019. The employment contract is limited to three years.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma or M.Sc in physics/mechanical engineering or related subjects with very good marks and a profound background in fluid dynamics and/or magnetohydrodynamics
  • experience in the operation of experiments, preferably in the field of fluid dynamics
  • willingness for close cooperation with project partners from Universitaet Bochum who will conduct related numerical studies (includes travel to Bochum 1-2 times a year)
  • scientific approach to research questions, self-dependent working style and excellent written and oral communication skills in English

WE OFFER:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 30 April 2019 online via https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=490&pOid=57754&pContLang=en

Andre Giesecke

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Institute of Fluid Dynamics — Magnetohydrodynamics

Tel.: +49-351-260 2227.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Magnetohydrodynamics (100%)

from Andy Jackson (ETH Zürich, Institut für Geophysik)

The Earth and Planetary Magnetism Group at the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich studies planetary magnetism with a strong focus on the Earth. Part of our group is devoted to the mechanisms underlying the generation and evolution of the magnetic field of a planet following theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Magnetohydrodynamics (100%)

The position will develop theory and algorithms for the solution of a new class of self-consistent solution to the governing equations of dynamo theory. Depending on background and experience, the fellow will work on one of the following topics: (i) Application of optimal control to the inviscid fluid dynamical equations, together with analytic treatment of viscous effects (ii) Implicit methods of time-stepping (iii) Development of algorithms for anelastic treatment of giant planets. (iv) Understanding geomagnetic reversals. The project is funded by the ERC and the position is for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will have a background in mathematics or physical sciences and be expected to (i) carry out his/her own research projects, (ii) co-supervise undergraduate- and graduate-level thesis projects, and (iii) possibly contribute to the teaching of general geophysics courses. We seek a good team-player who can join a small team of about 10 others. Evidence of high performance computing experience is required. The working language of the department is English. At the time of the appointment, the successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in geophysics or a related subject.

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: a full CV, short statement of experience and research interests. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the group, please visit our website: www.epm.ethz.ch. For further information about the position, please contact Prof Andrew Jackson by e-mail, ajackson@ethz.ch (no applications).

Applications should be made online at

Associate Research Physicist (MRI) Position at Princeton Plasma Lab, US

Department:  PPPL Plasma Science,  Category:  Research and Laboratory,  Full-Time.

Overview

The successful candidate will perform the experimental campaigns with both the liquid metal Magnetorotational Instability (MRI) experiment and the Hydrodynamic Turbulence Experiment (HTX) by continuously improving device and diagnostics capabilities to study physics of rotating fluids including: MRI; geophysical, solar, and astrophysical flows; and centrifuge applications.

The Princeton Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Plasma Physics Laboratory seek to fill an Associate Research Physicist position. Under supervision by senior personnel, the researcher will conduct campaigns with the liquid-metal MagnetoRotational Instability experiment to investigate: mechanisms for fast angular momentum transport; aspects of geophysical, solar, and astrophysical flows; and the use of the apparatus as a high-efficiency centrifuge.  Candidates must have an extensive background in experimental physics, preferably fluid dynamics, liquid-metal MHD, or plasma physics.

Responsibilities

Major responsibilities include: handling liquid gallium in the laboratory; designing and implementing diagnostics; performing experiments; analyzing data; and interpreting, presenting and publishing results jointly with other researchers. Coordination with other technical, engineering and administrative personnel will also be essential.

Qualifications

Applicant should have a Ph.D. in plasma physics or related physics, with preference given to applicants with experience in fluid dynamics, liquid metal MHD and its diagnostics, data acquisition, data processing, and applications to astrophysics and geophysics.  Appointments will begin as soon as feasible.

Interested persons should submit a curriculum vita, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references.    For further inquiries, contact hji@pppl.gov or egilson@pppl.gov.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More Info and Link to the orignal advertisment

 

Issue #3, 2018

Content

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  1. PAMIR 2019 CONFERENCE
  2. MHD DAYS and GDRI DYNAMO MEETING
  3. READER/PROFESSOR POSITION AT COVENTRY, UK
  4. POSTDOC at PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LAB, US
  5. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  6. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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  1. 11th PAMIR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED MHD
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    (from Anne-Lise Daltin, France)
    The next PAMIR conference will be organised by SIMaP (University of Grenoble) and LISM (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne), Reims, France, from July 1st to July 5th, 2019.

    Message from The Chairmen

    We are pleased to welcome you to the 11th pamir conference in the city of Reims, an Art and History City with its UNESCO World Heritage sites.

    The topics of the Conference are the same of the past editions, but together with the usual topics there are someone that has been only recently introduced, such as the thermoacoustic effect, the born-again interest for the MHD power generation and the magnetoelectrochemistry. The introduction of new topics at each edition of this conference is the signal that MHD is still a child science and it needs to grow. Most part of processes, devices and applications that are presented in this conference are futuristic, but this is the nature of MagnetoHydroDynamics, which very often deals with unexplored territories of science and technology.

    It is aim of this edition of the pamir to maintain this tradition, and to favour new advances and transnational collaborations in this fascinating field of research.

    We are looking forward to meeting you in Reims during pamir 2019 and to sharing a most pleasant, interesting and fruitful conference.

    More detail about the both organisations of the conference and summer school could be found on the web site of the conference:

    http://www.univ-reims.fr/pamir2019

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  1. MHD DAYS and GDRI DYNAMO MEETING
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    (from Frank Stefani and Andre Giesecke, Germany)
    Dear colleagues,this is a short reminder for registration for the joint MHDDAYS and GDRI Dynamo Meeting taking place from November 26 to November 28 in Dresden, Germany. Please, find further information at https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pOid=56001&pNid=0Deadline for registration is October 15. This deadline is fixed as the quota for accommodation is no longer available after that date.We therefore kindly ask all interested people to register timely by15 October at https://www.intercom-dresden.de/secure/conreg_mhd2018/Yours sincerely,

    Frank Stefani and Andre Giesecke

    (Organizing committee)

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  1. READER/PROFESSOR WITHIN THE FLUID AND COMPLEX SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTRE (COVENTRY)

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(from Alban Potherat, UK)

Job title Reader/Professor within the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre
Job reference REQ006189
Application closing date 09/11/2018
Faculty / School or Service Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing
Salary £50,141 – £62,558 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.
Job category/type Research

Job description

The Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, based at Coventry University is looking to recruit a Reader or a Professor to a new research leadership position. This leading Centre brings together over one hundred leading applied mathematicians, experimentalists, theoreticians, and specialists in scientific computing to tackle cutting edge challenges in fluid and complex systems.

The Centre currently consists of four research groups:

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Computing
  • Statistical Physics
  • Flow Measurement and Smart Pipes

Our research benefits from an impressive and growing network of academic, commercial and government partnerships across the globe. We have a current portfolio of 35 active research projects, worth over GBP 11M ranging from prestigious research grants to industrial research contracts. Our unique combination of expertise and facilities allows us to work across multiple research topics industrial sectors to be one of the UK’s leading research centres in fluid mechanics.

We are looking for an experienced engineering fluid mechanics academic on the career pathway to a Professorship position, who will establish a fifth research group in the Centre to be focused on engineering applications of fluid mechanics. The new group will specialise in engineering problems with the unique advantage of the in-house support of world-leading experts in fundamental fluid mechanics, physics, computing and instrumentation from the existing groups.  You will have the passion to lead the development and delivery of a research area relevant to the Centre and capable of stepping into a strong leadership role.

The requirements for this post include:

  • leading in one or more academic disciplines aligned to engineering fluid mechanics, for example, flow control, material processing, fluid-structure interaction, or others.
  • record of success in achieving high quality research funding from UK and overseas bodies, or industrial partners.
  • strong record of PhD supervision with more than 3 successful completions within the last 5 years.
  • highly motivated individual.
  • extensive high quality publishing record.
  • willingness and ability to lead a multidisciplinary research team.

For further information or informal discussions regarding this appointment, please contact:

Please click here to view the Job Description and Person Specification

Interview date: w/c 3rd December 2018


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  1. ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PHYSICIST POSITION at PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LAB, US.
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    (from Hantao Ji, US)
    The Princeton Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Plasma Physics Laboratory seek to fill an Associate Research Physicist position. Under supervision by senior personnel, the researcher will conduct campaigns with the liquid-metal MagnetoRotational Instability experiment to investigate: mechanisms for fast angular momentum transport; aspects of geophysical, solar, and astrophysical flows; and the use of the apparatus as a high-efficiency centrifuge. Candidates must have an extensive background in experimental physics, preferably fluid dynamics, liquid-metal MHD, or plasma physics. 

     

    The successful candidate will perform the experimental campaigns with both the liquid metal Magnetorotational Instability (MRI) experiment and the Hydrodynamic Turbulence Experiment (HTX) by continuously improving device and diagnostics capabilities to study physics of rotating fluids including: MRI; geophysical, solar, and astrophysical flows; and centrifuge applications.

    For more information check the opening website:

    https://pppl-princeton.icims.com/jobs/9236/associate-research-physicist-%28mri%29/job

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  1. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

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  1. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued in the end of December, 2018. Please send
information you wish to be included into this issue to

 a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 20 of December, 2018.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the
issues.

 

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