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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



International LIMTECH Young Scientist Award 2017

The LIMTECH Alliance, a German research initiative devoted to the research on liquid metal technologies that is funded by the Helmholtz association of German research centres, for the second time announces the international LIMTECH Young Scientist Award to support the research in the field of liquid metal technologies and to intensify international cooperation. Detailed subjects are, for instance, generic flow phenomena and flow control, magnetohydrodynamic flows, measurement techniques, applications in metal casting, crystal growth or energy conversion and storage, related model experiments and numerical simulations, etc.

The award is granted annually and recognises outstanding scientific contributions made by young scientists. Candidates must be less than 40 years old. Eligible for application are PhDs or post-docs (typically 3-4 years after completion of the thesis). Applicants must not be members of the LIMTECH alliance, and their work must not have been funded by the LIMTECH alliance.

The award consists of a certificate and is endowed with a lump sum of 2000 €.

PDF document: limtech-award-2017-call

More details and contacts at:

Hydromag Newsletter Issue #3, 2016

November 1, 2016







(from Oleg Zikanov, USA)

There will be a session (or severals sessions) focused on MHD-related topics at the 7th International Symposium on Instabilities and Bifurcations in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD-2017), which will take place on July 11-14 2017 at the Woodlands Convention Center (a suburb of Houston, TX). The deadline for abstract submission deadline is February 1, 2017. For further details please see The MHD community has always been strongly represented at the BIFD conferences, the tradition the organizers hope to maintain. Presentations concerning all sub-fields of MHD (liquid metal, plasma, industrial and astro- and geophysical applications, etc) are welcomed.



(from Sergei Molokov, UK)

The workshop will take place at Coventry University (UK) on 29-30 June, 2017. One of the aims of the workshop is to encourage collaboration by scientists from different fields. There will be three sessions:

  1. Liquid Metal and Industrial MHD (organiser Prof Sergei Molokov, Coventry University, s.molokov(at)
  2. Geo- and Astro- Physics (organiser Prof David W Hughes, University of Leeds, D.W.Hughes(at)
  3. Magnetoelectrochemistry (organiser Dr Andrew Cobley, Coventry University, aa2266(at)

There will be a fee, which will cover the cost of two dinners. One of the dinners, on Friday, 30th will be the Medieval Banquet at the historical Coombe Abbey hotel ( with performance by actors.

The second announcement, website address, and call for papers will appear in January, 2017. If you would like to get more information before then, please contact either organisers of the sessions, or the local organising team:

Local Organising committee:

  • Dr. Alex Pedcenko (a.pedcenko(at)
  • Dr. Svetlana Aleksandrova (s.aleksandrova(at)
  • Prof. Sergei Molokov (s.molokov(at)









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Coventry University

Priory Street

Coventry CV1 5FB

United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)24-77658974

e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)

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Hydromag Newsletter Special Issue, 2016

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Special Issue No. 1, August 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We have one urgent announcement, please see below.


  1. 17th MHD DAYS 2016

(from Thomas Boeck, Ilmenau, Germany)


17th MHD Days 2016

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2016, Göttingen, Germany


Scope and Goals

We are happy to invite you to participate in the 17th MHD Days hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen. As in previous years, the meeting aims at bringing together researchers working on general issues of magnetohydrodynamics, plasma physics, and related experiments.

Theoretical, numerical, and observational results from the above-mentioned fields all belong to the scope of the meeting.

Important dates

15th of August: Registration and abstract submission opens

18th of October: Last day for special hotel reservation

1st of November: Abstract deadline

16th of November: Registration deadline

30th of November: Start of the meeting


A registration form and an abstract submission form will be available from the 15th of August on the website

A registration fee of maximum 100 EUR will be collected to cover some expenses during the meeting, i.e., lunches, coffee, and conference dinner.


We plan to start the meeting in the morning of Wednesday, November 30, and to finish on Friday, December 2, around noon. At the beginning of each day, there will be keynote talks on the solar dynamo, the role of turbulent effects in dynamo action, and global models of turbulent magneto-convection, followed by contributed talks. We also plan to reserve time to exchange as many news as possible. A detailed program will follow and be published on the website.

Keynote speakers: Maarit J. Käpylä, Karl-Heinz Rädler, Manfred Schüssler

Looking forward to seeing you in Göttingen!

Jörn Warnecke

(On behalf of the Organizing Committee)



Hydromag Prize

The HYDROMAG association for Hydromagnetic phenomena and its applications  ( is pleased to announce the first Hydromag Best Poster Prize.

The prize consists of a personal gratification of 500€, awarded for the best poster presented at the  PAMIR conference (Cagliari, 20-24 June 2016). The competition was open to all researchers under 35  years of age, who are first author of a poster accepted for display during the conference. The winner was decided based on the originality, significance and rigour of the work presented. The decision  was made by the members of the HYDROMAG committee present at the PAMIR conference.

This edition of the prize was generously funded by Coventry University (UK) and was awarded to Ms Franziska Karnbach (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany) for her poster “Influence of Magnetic Fields on the Behavior of Single Hydrogen Bubbles Generated via Water Electrolysis“.

We would like to make Hydromag Prize a tradition, presented at a key MHD-related conferences in the future.

Congratulations Franziska!
The HYDROMAG Committee

Lectureship in Magnetohydrodynamics / Solar Physics at the University of Dundee (UK)

The University of Dundee is seeking an exceptional candidate to join our Magnetohydrodynamics research group in Applied Mathematics, based within the School of Science and Engineering.


Mathematics at Dundee was ranked 8th (of 53) in the UK and 1st in Scotland in the national Research Excellence Framework assessment in 2014 – a major contributor to this success was the internationally-recognised research of the Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) group. The MHD group carries out fundamental research into the structure and dynamics of magnetic fields and plasmas, using a combination of numerical simulations (HPC) and mathematical analysis based on dynamical systems theory, braid theory and differential geometry. The main areas of application are astrophysical plasmas, particularly solar plasmas. Group members also work on applications to laboratory plasmas and other fluid dynamical systems (for more details see ).


The successful candidate will be expected to perform internationally leading research in an area that complements that of the MHD group. We interpret the research area in its broadest sense and welcome applications in all areas of theory, modelling and observations of plasmas and fluids. The successful candidate should also have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Mathematics as a discipline has been placed in the top 10 in the UK in all major subject league tables in 2016, and offers a range of undergraduate and MSc degrees.


The School holds Athena Swan Bronze Awards in all of its discipline areas, recognising its commitment and success in developing practices to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in academia.


For a full job description and details of how to apply, see


Appointment will be at grade 7 – 8 Lecturer (£34,576 – £46,414)


Closing Date: 6 March 2016


Informal inquires may be made to Prof Gunnar Hornig  or Dr David Pontin