Research Associate in Discrete Particle Fluid Dynamics

We are seeking a researcher to join our research group in the University of Edinburgh, which has world-leading expertise in multiscale modelling and particle flow simulation. The 2-year research project is part of the successful research partnership between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. It is an opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic researcher to join the University of Edinburgh to develop new software and investigate particle-laden flows, funded by the joint EPSRC projects EP/R008027/1 and EP/R007438/1.

Particle-laden (granular) flows are important in a wide variety of engineering and industrial applications, including fluidised bed reactors, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and clean particle technologies. The principal objectives of this research project are:

• to work closely with the research team in Heriot-Watt University to implement, test and validate innovative gas/granular solvers in LAMMPS /LIGGGHTS for particle laden flows.
• to develop and validate a new parallelised, particle solver in the OpenFOAM software and to investigate particle laden flows that deal with industrial-scale problems.

This position is to work directly with Dr Matthew Borg and Dr Livio Gibelli in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, in close collaboration with Dr Kokou Dadzie and Prof Raffaella Ocone our partners in Heriot-Watt University. The position is fully funded up until 31 December 2021.

You should have a PhD, or equivalent experience, in mechanical or chemical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or computational science. Preference will be given to those with expertise in: LAMMPS/LIGGGHTS, software development in OpenFOAM, particle fluid dynamics (such as molecular dynamics) and multiphase flows.

We anticipate interviews will be held in the week commencing 28th October 2019.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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