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#PhD Studentship: Nanoscale Fluid Dynamics

Nanoscale Fluid Dynamics

School of Engineering, University of Warwick

 Application deadline: open, subject to the position being filled

Start date: 8th January 2018

Duration: 3 years

The project:

The University of Warwick is offering a fully-funded 3 year PhD Scholarship in nanoscale fluid dynamics. The broad aims are 1) to discover, explore and understand new flow phenomena at the nanoscale, and 2) develop and implement new mathematical models (beyond Navier-Stokes) that capture the relevant molecular-scale physics, allowing predictive simulations to be performed.

A range of projects are available: [see http://alturl.com/bwj5e for more details]

-Fluctuating gas dynamics at the nanoscale.
-Ultrasound cavitation for therapeutic applications.
-Integrated experimental/numerical investigation of thermally-driven nanoscale flows.
-Stability of moving contact lines on complex surfaces.

This prestigious opportunity is funded by a flagship £3.4M EPSRC Programme Grant awarded to Professor Duncan Lockerby (Engineering) and Dr James Sprittles (Maths) at the University of Warwick, who will be your co-supervisors.

 Eligibility: UK or EU candidates with a 1st or 2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent with a background in applied mathematics, physics, and physical biology. Applicants with a background in: information theory, fluid dynamics, or SPDEs are deemed advantageous. Note: To be eligible a student must have; settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay, been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship grant. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences). UK and EU students may have been resident for the purpose of full-time education.

 Funding: The annual stipend will be £14,254 (tax free), for 3 years, with all university fees paid. The scholarships are for EU/UK students only.

How to Apply

Email a full CV, academic transcripts, and cover letter, explaining your interest in pursuing a PhD in this area, with the names and contact details of two referees to d.lockerby@warwick.ac.uk, with ‘PhD Application’ in the subject line.

We will offer this studentship to the first applicant with the appropriate set of skills.

Start Date

By arrangement, in the period: 01/04/2017 to 31/12/2017

If your interview is successful you will be required to submit a formal application to the University of Warwick and fulfil the entry requirements for a PhD in Engineering details for this can be found at: www.warwick.ac.uk/pgrengineering .