Anyone interested in PhD or postdoc opportunities please contact Professor Omar K Matar.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Room 506
Imperial College London
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2AZ

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Research Associate in numerical modeling of multiphase flows

Salary in the range: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum*

Fixed term appointment until 31/12/2017

Applications are invited for a research associate position to work at Imperial College London, at the South Kensington Campus. The main role of the post holder will be to carry out research in the area of numerical modelling of multiphase flows. The purpose of the project will be to create the next generation modelling tools for complex multiphase flows. The numerical tools will incorporate advanced computational techniques, the use of adaptive mesh-refinement, and massive parallelisation. This post will be funded by a £5M Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded Programme Grant that will harness the synergy between world-leading scientists from four prestigious institutions: Imperial College (lead organization), Birmingham, Nottingham, and University College London. It will be expected that the post holder will interact closely with the experimental component of the Programme, carried out at all the participating universities, in order to validate, and update the numerical tools, and to provide input into the design of experiments.

The successful candidate should hold, or be near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, applied mathematics or a closely related discipline. (S)he should have a strong background in fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, and numerical modeling; knowledge and experience in multiphase flows is also essential. (S)he should have considerable experience in developing models, numerical tools, and writing computer programs to implement numerical methods to solve partial differential equations, and in adaptive mesh refinement, parallelization. (S)he should have knowledge of programming languages (e.g. FORTRAN, C++).

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Omar Matar (o.matar@imperial.ac.uk)

Closing Date   :  3 January 2017 (midnight GMT)

Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Please download the following application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application.
 
Please note that CVs should only be submitted for Academic posts and must be accompanied by an application form. For all other posts, including Research and Administrative and Support posts, please submit an application form only, unless requested otherwise. Research application form

Should you have any queries please contact: Zoe Townsend on z.townsend@imperial.ac.uk

Job description and person specification


(1) PhD Studentship in Modelling and Simulation of Complex Multiphase Flows

A PhD studentship is available, which will be jointly supervised between Prof. Omar Matar in Chemical Engineering and Prof. Richard Craster in Mathematics at Imperial College London, to join an exciting research programme to study a problem of great industrial importance: the dynamics of multiphase flows.

Closing Date - 31 December 2016

Please send the following to o.matar@imperial.ac.uk no later than 31 December 2016:
•    Academic CV with details of recognised English language qualifications;
•    Official academic transcripts;
•    Contact details for three suitable referees;
•    A personal statement (750 words maximum) outlining your suitability for the study, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date.

Funding Notes

The 42-month studentship will provide full support for University tuition fees (home/EU), all associated research costs and an annual tax-free stipend of £16,296 p.a. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.


(2) PhD studentship in Advanced Measurements of Developing Multiphase Flows

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship available for immediate entry for a project investigating two- and three-phase horizontal flows with advanced optical-diagnostic techniques. The project will be funded through the Transient Multiphase Flows (TMF) consortium, which comprises a number of oil-and-gas companies, software- and design-houses, and will be supervised by Dr Christos Markides and Professor Omar Matar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, and supported by Chevron Corporation.

Closing Date - 31 December 2016

Applications will be assessed as received and all applicants should follow the standard College application procedure. To apply, please go to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/how-to-apply

Applications should include a personal statement, CV, detailed academic transcripts (including grades and marks), and contact details of two academic referees. Your personal statement should highlight your relevant experience and interests. Informal enquiries and requests for additional information for this post can be made to: Dr Christos Markides by email at c.markides@imperial.ac.uk

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Ms. Susi Underwood by email at s.underwood@imperial.ac.uk

Funding Notes

Funding is available for UK citizens and EU citizens who have resided in the UK for the past three years. The studentship is for 3 years starting as soon as possible and will provide full coverage of tuition fees and an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £17,009.


(3) PhD studentship. New insights into the near-wall and interfacial behaviour of two-phase multiphase flows

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship available for immediate entry for a project investigating two-phase multiphase flows with advanced optical-diagnostic techniques. The project will be funded through the Transient Multiphase Flows (TMF) consortium, which comprises a number of oil-and-gas companies, software- and design-houses, and will be supervised by Dr Christos Markides and Professor Omar Matar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, and supported by Total.

Closing Date - 31 December 2016

Applications will be assessed as received and all applicants should follow the standard College application procedure. To apply, please go to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/how-to-apply

Applications should include a personal statement, CV, detailed academic transcripts (including grades and marks), and contact details of two academic referees. Your personal statement should highlight your relevant experience and interests. Informal enquiries and requests for additional information for this post can be made to: Dr Christos Markides by email at c.markides@imperial.ac.uk

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Ms. Susi Underwood by email at s.underwood@imperial.ac.uk

Funding Notes

UK/EU and overseas candidates will all be considered, however, funding is only available to cover the tuition fees of UK citizens and EU citizens who have resided in the UK for the past three years (for rates see: View Website). The studentship is for 3 years starting as soon as possible and will provide, beyond the full coverage of tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £17,009.