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CFD and inverse UQ for investigation of drop/bubble dynamics

Department of Mathematics

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Prof K Law , Dr A Thompson , Dr C Pena-Monferrer Applications accepted all year round Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Department of Mathematics at University of Manchester funded by EPSRC Industrial CASE and IBM Research UK. The academic supervisors will be Prof. Kody Law ([Email Address Removed]) and Dr. Alice Thompson ([Email Address Removed]), and the industrial supervisor will be Dr. Carlos Pena-Monferrer ([Email Address Removed]).
The focus of the project is the investigation of specific two-phase flow problems such as the ones encountered in 3D printing, water treatment or chemical mixing. A range of forward models are available, from very detailed direct numerical simulations to various reduced physics models. The aim of this investigation is to provide data-driven and data assimilation inference tools for these complex processes, for example for offline calibration, surrogate modelling, and real time feedback control.

This PhD studentship offers an opportunity to apply the scientific method on real-life problems combining CFD physical modelling, mathematical and statistical modelling, and AI. The successful candidate will also interact with the latest hardware and software stacks in HPC and acquire highly desirable transferrable skills in scientific software quality, reproducible research, and related productivity tools. The offer also includes a minimum stay of three months at IBM Research UK within the Hartree Center in Daresbury.

Interested candidates should email all 3 supervisors with CV, cover letter, transcripts, and contact details for at least 2 referees.

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