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Fluid Dynamics (surface engineering) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Cost and efficiency focused optimisation of domestic waste water heat recovery application
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Dr A Ramezanpour
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Future Cities Research Network - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/future-cities.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Novel Smart Materials to Control Liquids (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MPEE/McHALE)
  Prof G McHale, Dr G Wells
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials properties are fundamental to how liquids interact with them to control physical processes from water repellency to icing.
  LNG sloshing and Leidenfrost droplet dynamics – modelling gas-cushioned liquid-solid impacts with phase change
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the walls of its containing tank and the impact of droplets with very hot surfaces are two examples of liquid-solid impacts in which the liquid may be close to thermodynamic equilibrium with the surrounding gas/vapour.
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Dynamics of the Antarctic Atmosphere – From the Surface to the Edge of Space
  Prof N J Mitchell
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  Dynamics of complex fluids on Slippery Liquid Infused Substrates (SLIPS) (Advert Reference: FAC19/EE/MPEE/SEMPREBON)
  Dr C Semprebon, Dr G Wells
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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When a liquid comes into contact with a solid surface, its interface can be pinned by surface texture, giving rise to the ubiquitous phenomenon of the contact angle hysteresis [1].
  Droplet Adhesion on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces
  Dr N Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD student position funded at UK/EU rate is available to work on droplet wetting and adhesion behaviours in the group of Dr Nan Gao within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Numerical modelling of sediment transportation and surface roughness on vegetated coastal dune systems
  Assoc Prof S Wakes
Applications accepted all year round

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Coasts and coastal communities around the world are vulnerable to sea level increases and intensity of storm events. Vegetated sand dunes are relied upon for protection, buffering coastal communities from the sea.
  SCENARIO - Developing an urban canopy model for improved weather forecasts in cities
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Prof J Barlow, Dr O Coceal, Dr M Carpentieri
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Most of the world’s population now experiences an urban version of weather extremes and climate change. Accurate forecasting of weather and air quality in cities relies on correctly representing the physics of turbulent exchange between the surface and the overlying atmosphere.
  Concerning the properties and stability of resonant interfacial waves arising at the interface of two immiscible fluids under the actions of surface tension and gravity.
  Dr M Jones, Dr G Hunter, Dr M Davis
Applications accepted all year round

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The evolution and stability of interfaces which arise between two fluids of finite vertical extent, caused by the interaction of two different harmonics of the fundamental, are very important for a number of applications, for example, stabilizing stratified oil and water in pipe flow, the creation of rogue waves and the understanding of the role of dissipation.
  Bioinspired sensing: distributed sensory surface
  Dr T Assaf
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal enquiries. Dr Tareq Assaf ([email protected]). Robotic perception is crucial for robotic systems to advance and perform more and more complex tasks autonomously or semi-autonomously.
  Research Studentship in multi-scale aerodynamic modelling of wind farms and complex terrain
  Dr T Nishino
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Research Studentship in multi-scale aerodynamic modelling of wind farms and complex terrain. 4-year DPhil studentship, available from October 2020.
  High-confidence modelling of particle resuspension
  Prof J P Reid, Dr J Van Duijneveldt, Dr W Briscoe, Prof D Murnane
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a 4 year PhD studentship starting in Autumn 2020 as part of the EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science. https://www.aerosol-cdt.ac.uk/how-to-apply/.
  Self-sustained surface cleaning of solar energy systems (Ref : RENU20/EE/MPEE/BARRIOZ)
  Dr V Barrioz, Prof G McHale
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU)is a collaborative doctoral training programme run by the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham.
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