Chancellor's Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Mechanics

The School of Engineering seeks to appoint a Chancellor’s Fellow in the area of Geophysical Fluid Mechanics within the Institute for Energy Systems (IES). Research within IES is multi-disciplinary in nature, providing the opportunity to collaborate across the spectrum of renewable energy technology development, resource assessment, and socio-economics. The Fluid Mechanics Group within IES has a long and distinguished track record in both computation and experimental research into coastal and marine flows, marine and wind energy, and associated system economics. It has growing interests in non-linear wave mechanics, wave-current interaction, and geo-physical fluid mechanics. Current research funding in IES is in the region of £20m from various sources. The University of Edinburgh has a long history of wave basin research (including the invention of several wave energy devices), and has recently invested in FloWAVE, a £12M state-of-the-art circular wave basin, a globally unique test-bed for marine energy, complementing the University’s existing wave tanks.

This prestigious award is aimed at an independent early career researcher of the highest potential who has begun to establish a reputation for the quality of their research at the forefront of their discipline and who has a commitment to teaching and student support at university level. The successful candidate will have a track record of excellent research in some of the following topics: fundamental fluid mechanics, wave mechanics, and geo-physical fluid mechanics. He/she will be expected to provide excellent vision and delivery in teaching and research as well as contributing to the School or University administration.

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Closing Date: 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Contact Name: 

Alistair Borthwick

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Contact Telephone: 

+44 (0) 131 650 5588