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Postdoc in fluid mechanics (31/12/2017)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences (original post )

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The Linné FLOW Centre ( organizes research in fundamental fluid mechanics at KTH and is one of twenty original centers of excellence set up by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The centre was established with a vision as an outstanding environment for fundamental research in fluid mechanics, where innovative research is born and future research leaders are fostered. It has become one of the internationally-leading research groups in fluid mechanics.

Job description

The research topic is fluid mechanics in the context of one of the following areas:

  • Stability and Control
  • Turbulence and Geophysical Flows
  • Micro- and Complex Flows
  • Aeroacoustics and Compressible Flows
  • Heat Transfer and Reactive Flows
  • e-Science in Fluid Mechanics

The exact topic of the work is not fixed. The applicant is invited to contact researchers at Linné FLOW Centre (, who then act as FLOW Principal Investigator, to define a specific research topic. A potential second year of Postdoc should be agreed upon with the FLOW PI.


We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral education (completed in the last three years or completed latest March 2018) in a relevant scientific field.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.


Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications should contain the following:

  1. Max. 2 pages project description written by the applicant
  2. CV of the applicant including list of publications
  3. At least one letter of recommendation
  4. Short statement of FLOW Principal Investigator (support letter)

NOTE: Applications without support letter from the FLOW PI will not be considered.


We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to the agreement (early 2018)
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2017-1975
  • Philipp Schlatter, Docent, +46 8 790 71 76,
Published 30.Oct.2017
Last application date 31.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

Research Associate at Coventry University [ Flow Measurement ], UK (03/01/2018)

Research Associate

Coventry University – Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing

Full Time, Fixed Term 3 years

Coventry University has established a significant Research Centre in Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics. The Centre has been in existence for 18 months and has established a solid and active portfolio of projects with substantial external funding success from funders. The Centre focuses on the high value to be gained from linking the applied art of flow measurement with the fundamental science of fluid mechanics and most of our work involves experimental, computational and theoretical foundations.

As part of our research strategy the Centre is now looking for a talented research associate to join our team to support the delivery of a growing portfolio of research projects.  The post-holder will predominantly assist in the delivery of externally-funded research projects for a variety of UK and international organisations.

With experience in a research environment and a good understanding of research methods with strong experimental focus, you should have a good level of knowledge in fluid flow and flow instrumentation and an ability to apply this knowledge in a multi-disciplinary environment. The post-holder must be comfortable working in a laboratory or industrial environment.

You must have a PhD or have equivalent professional experience in fluid dynamics, applied mathematics, applied physics or a similar discipline. Excellent critical analysis, project management, communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively in a team and on your own initiative. Some of the projects will involve working away from Coventry, with the need to travel elsewhere in the UK and Europe for short periods.

As one of Coventry’s biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.

To find out more about our work and to tell us more about how you can contribute, visit our website and register your interest or apply online.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Alex Pedchenko at

Closing date: 3rd January 2018

Interviews w/c : 22nd January 2018.

To apply, please visit:

Original advert:

Research Assistant Post in Glasgow

To contribute to the project “Two-layer thermo-compositional dynamo models of the geomagnetic field” working with Dr Radostin Simitev.


Deadline for application: 5 Nov 2017.


For further details and an application pack, please visit:

with Reference Number 019095


or the direct link:,2212991265&key=192772265&c=25132398830236&pagestamp=s


Best regards,


Dr Radostin D Simitev

School of Mathematics & Statistics

University of Glasgow

PhD Internship Programme at McLaren, UK

PhD Internship Programme

Location: Woking, GB

At McLaren Racing we pride ourselves in engineering excellence and we achieve this by working
together and encouraging innovation in an extraordinary high performance environment.
The McLaren PhD internship programme in CFD and data analytics gives you an opportunity to work in a
unique & challenging environment of the motorsport aerodynamics department. As an intern in the
CFD methodology team, you will be involved in development/evaluation of CFD, big data analytics,
machine learning and neural networks techniques and tools to be used in the aerodynamic design
of the F1™ car.
Interns will also have an opportunity to work on projects providing CFD support to non-aero departments.
Working closely with the aerodynamicists, CFD R&D engineers and HPC systems engineers, you will have
an opportunity to learn practical aspects of motorsport aerodynamic design.
The internship is open to PhD students in engineering or computing science from the second year onwards
and this four month programme starts in January, May and September.

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

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


Post-doc Position “DNS for Magnetic Flow Control” at SIMaP/EPM (France)

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached  proposal for a Post-Doc position at SIMaP/EPM (France) which could be interesting for the HYDROMAG community. The scope is about MHD simulation by DNS and turbulent flow control.

Best regards,


Olivier DOCHE Maître de Conférence G-INP/PHELMA (PhD) -Laboratoire SIMaP/EPM // Assistant Professor at PHELMA GINP / GIT Grenoble Institute of Technology

Adresse : Phelma-Campus 1130 rue de la Piscine BP75 38402 Saint Martin d’Hères 

Tel : (+33)-04-76-82-52-63

Rio Tinto job position

from: Jacqueline Etay , SIMAP, France


“…Even the offer is written in French, position is open to all nationalities.

The contact point is Benoit Bardet : benoit.bardet(at)

Please see the advert here:  Ingenieur modelisation CFD



(from Andris Jakovics, Latvia)

This scientific colloquium will take place at University of Latvia in Riga (Latvia) on 21-22 September, 2017. Colloquiums in field of modelling have long tradition since 1999 and was organised periodically in Riga and Hanover (Germany). The aim of this series of colloquiums is to encourage collaboration by scientists working in field of modelling applications for increasing of products quality and energy efficiency in different technological processes.

Papers on the numerical and physical modelling in the following branches are welcome:

  • Processing of high quality metal alloys and non-metallic materials (oxides, glasses, powders, composites)
  • Crystal growth of semi-conductive materials
  • Production processes for new and innovative products
  • EM stirring, casting, shaping, forming and levitation
  • Combustion, evaporation and condensations processes
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability of technological equipment
  • Space technologies and applications

The participation fee (early registration – 420 EUR, normal rate – 490 EUR, incl. 21% VAT) covers all information material of the colloquium, the proceedings and flash, dinner as well as coffee and refreshments during breaks.

Important date: submission of abstracts – March 31, 2017

International scientific committee:

  • E. Baake Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
  • V. Bojarevics       University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • F. Dughiero University of Padua, Italy
  • P. Dold Frauenhofer CSP, Germany
  • V. Fireteanu Politechnica University of Bucharest, Romania
  • A. Jakovics University of Latvia, Latvia
  • B. Nacke Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
  • A. Thess German Aerospace Centter (DLR), Germany
  • V. Timofejev Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation
  • J. Virbulis University of Latvia, Latvia

Local Organising committee:

  • Dr. A. Jakovics (
  • Dr. J. Virbulis (
  • Dr. M. Ščepanskis (

Further information on the following website: –

Online registration on the following website:

Attachment: announcement-and-call-for-papers_mmp17