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Fluid Dynamics (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 34 Fluid Dynamics (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Integrated mathematical modelling and experimental research into interactions between microorganisms
  Dr J U Kreft
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group aims to combine theoretical & experimental approaches to understand major problems in the ecology and evolution of microbes.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Modelling growth, deposition and breakage of dynamic particle structures (EPS2020/52)
  Dr V Francia
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Investigation of the structure of cohesive powders under various flow regimes. Combining AI driven tools with state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and discrete element methods (DEM), we will look into how dynamic particle structures form in complex systems.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  Novel ways to model complex flows
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Prof A Masters
Applications accepted all year round

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While the equations governing the flow of Newtonian liquids like water or petrol are well-understood and excellent numerical methods exist to make accurate predictions of how such liquids will behave, the situation regarding complex fluids, such as blood, paint, shampoos, etc, is considerably less well understood.
  Design and validation methods for additively manufactured heat exchangers
  Dr JMF Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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With electrification being one of the biggest potential disruptors in modern transport, there is a growing need for lightweight, reliable and efficient thermal management systems.
  How hot is the bottom of Earth’s mantle?
  Dr A Walker, Dr C Davies, Dr A Nowacki
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Can you combine geophysics, fluid dynamics and mineralogy to construct a deep-Earth thermometer and better constrain Earth’s energy budget?.
  Real-Time System Management for Asynchronous Hardware
  Research Group: Sustainable Electronic Technologies
  Prof A Brown
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Andrew Brown. Co-supervisor. Dr Mark Vousden, Dr Graeme Bragg. Project description.
  Sparsification of reduced order models for fluid and fluid-structure problems
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Project description. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven student to join a vibrant team with a well-proved expertise in multi-disciplinary computational aero-sciences driven by the technologies needed for next-generation aerospace systems.
  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.
  Microbial Micro-Engineers
  Dr M Mazza
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms occupy every crevice within global ecosystems and impact all aspects of life. However, too little is understood about their movement within physical crannies, and how they can restructure these microspaces for their own benefit.
  Severe weather over Southeast Asia: fieldwork and modelling
  Dr C Birch, Dr J Marsham, Dr R Neely
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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The Maritime Continent in Southeast Asia is a key region in the global weather and climate system. Its complex island geography and position among the warmest oceans on Earth lead to a multi-scale concoction of severe atmospheric convective and dynamical weather systems.
  Multiscale dynamic visualisation framework for industrial mutants design and biological knowledge discovery
  Dr D Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 August 2020

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Current industrial bio-production processes exclusively uses yeast and bacteria as the microorganism hosts to synthesise valuable commercial compounds.
  Development of New Fluid-powered Artificial Muscles for Soft Robots
  Dr M Pan
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal queries should be directed to Dr Min Pan ([email protected]). Animals exploit soft structures to move smoothly and effectively in complex natural environments.
  Sensing, motility and information processing in brainless organisms, Biological Physics – PhD (Funded)
  Dr K Wan, Dr F Gielen
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in March 2020.
  Pattern Formation (Applied Nonlinear Dynamics)
  Prof A M Rucklidge
Applications accepted all year round

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Regular patterns, such as stripes, squares and hexagons, are ubiquitous in nature, and their formation and stability are governed by the intricate and complex interactions of symmetry and nonlinearity.
  Black hole, planets and dynamic accretion discs in astrophysics (AST/2020/NIX)
  Dr C Nixon, Dr S Vaughan
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Accretion discs are central to much of astronomy. they are the birth sites of stars and planets, and they surround supermassive black holes in active galaxies and quasars.
  Simulations of rheological properties of lubricants under operational conditions
  Prof C K Skylaris
Application Deadline: 26 February 2020

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Supervisor. Chris-Kriton Skylaris. Co-supervisor Denis Kramer. Project description.
  NEUROSCAPE - a Virtual Reality Artificial Environment for simulated neural development studies
  Research Group: Sustainable Electronic Technologies
  Prof A Brown
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Andrew Brown. Co-supervisor Dr Graeme Bragg, Professor John Chad. Project description.
  Chaos and fractals in fluid motion
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Grebogi
Applications accepted all year round

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The advection of particles and fields by fluid flows is a problem of great interest for both fundamental physics and engineering applications.
  Flow measurement and visualisation in swirling flows
  Dr S Aleksandrova
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The aim of this project is experimental investigation of swirling flows in sudden expansions. Such flows are encountered in many applications - e.g.
  Integrable turbulence and statistical mechanics of nonlinear dispersive waves (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MPEE/EL)
  Prof G El
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Turbulence is one of the most recognizable, and at the same time, one of the most intriguing forms of nonlinear motion that is commonly observed in everyday phenomena such as wind blasts or fast flowing rivers.
  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.
  Advanced computational fluid dynamic simulations of supercritical CO2 for tracker cooling of the compact muon solenoid at CERN
  Dr M Carnevale, Dr A J G Lunt
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Supervisory team. Dr Mauro Carnevale & Dr Alexander Lunt. Project enquiries. [email protected] or [email protected] Project.
  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.
  A microstructure-informed model to predict the deformation and shear bands formed during a nickel superalloy machining operation
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Metallurgy and Materials is seeking a high calibre candidate for a PhD studentship in materials modelling.
  Advanced microscopy for blood flow field mapping in the heart
  Dr J Taylor, Prof A Harvey
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available in the Imaging Concepts Group at Glasgow University, developing and applying advanced optical microscopy and computational imaging techniques to measure and study the blood flow and heart function in the developing zebrafish heart.
  Forecasting the future of Earth’s magnetic field using artificial intelligence
  Dr P Livermore, Dr C Davies
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The geomagnetic field is a fundamental component of Earth. Wrapping around our planet like an invisible force-field, it protects life on the surface along with modern electrical infrastructure from harmful solar radiation.
  Protein ghost recognition using deep learning
  Research Group: Sustainable Electronic Technologies
  Prof A Brown
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Andrew Brown. Project description. POETS (Partially Ordered Event Triggered Systems) technology is based on the idea of an extremely large number (millions) of small processing cores, embedded in a fast, bespoke, hardware, parallel communications infrastructure – the core mesh.
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